Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua

Your Home Away From Home

We are a kaupapa Māori health service committed to providing the very best care to all whānau in the Marlborough region who need our support.

Our Kaupapa Māori Services in the Marlborough Region

Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua (THONR) was established as a mobile Māori health provider in 1996. Today we are proud to be still supporting whānau, from near and far.

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Tū Pono

Family Violence & Sexual Health

Kaumatua & Tangata Whaikaha Programme

Support for Kaumatua and people with disabilities to live their best lives.

Whānau Ora

Empower your whānau with our Whānau Ora Navigators, who offer personalised, wrap-around support and ongoing care for individuals and families navigating life's challenges. Our inter-generational, collective, locally-driven, and strengths-focused approach is delivered by staff with lived experiences, fostering deeper connections and understanding with the whānau we serve.

Rongoā Māori

Experience holistic healing with our Rongoā Māori services, which provide traditional Māori therapy, mirimiri (massage), karakia (prayer), and whitiwhiti kōrero (sharing of thoughts and issues). Our skilled practitioners offer a nurturing environment to support your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Āhuru Poipoia

Āhuru Poipoia empowers whānau through a family-centered, coordinated approach that places whānau at the heart of all decision-making. Our vision is for families to have the tools to take ownership and make changes, improving the well-being of their pēpi, tamariki, and rangatahi. We can facilitate Whānau hui and collaborate with other service providers to ensure the best support and resources for your family's needs.

Tūkino Mistreatment

Our compassionate Kaumātua Navigator works alongside Kaumātua (elders) who are experiencing mistreatment, ensuring their immediate safety and mobilising access to the right services. We provide care, support, and guidance, enabling our treasured kaumātua to live with dignity and respect.

Palliative Care Support for Whānau

In partnership with Hospice Marlborough, our Palliative Care Support Kaimahi offers dignified, caring, and culturally focused support to whānau of all ages in palliative, hospice, or outpatient care. We are dedicated to providing comfort, understanding, and assistance during life's most challenging times.

Our Team

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Krystal McGregor

Āhuru Poipoia Coordinator

Abbeylee McKenzie-Epiha

Whānau Ora Navigator

Heylie Palahame

Whānau Ora Navigator

Sophie Smith

Tu Pono connector coordinator

Karen Starkey

Rongoā Practitioner

Helen Tugia

Programme Coordinator- Kuia, Koroua, Kaumātua & Tangata Whaikaha

Nicki Kitson

Pou Āwhina Tāhūhū

Ripeka Houkamau

Pou Oranga

Lyn Bird

Palliative Care Support

Molly Luke

Manu Taiko

Roka Manihera-Rolls

Kaiāwhina- Kuia, Koroua, Kaumātua & Tangata Whaikaha

Lovey Walsh


Ana Beech

Hapu Māmā Coordinator

Helen Leahy


Lee Luke


Jennie Smeaton


About us

Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua (THONR) is a people-first organisation that embodies the values of whakawhanaungatanga. Building and nurturing relationships are at the centre of everything we do. THONR is so much more than a service; we are a family and fully embody our tikanga (values), providing a safe and confidential space for any whānau to call home.

We welcome anyone to our kāinga (home) and invite all whānau - Māori and non-Māori - to visit us. We are proud to offer our community a home away from home. We work closely with our people and provide support every step of the way, even if whānau are referred to another trusted provider.

The Te Hauora o Ngāti Rārua has an open-door policy. We encourage people to come and connect with us and join us for a cup of tea or some kai.

We are not just a service, we are a safe place for people to come and share their concerns. If we cant help we will support you to connect with a service who can help you.

Ko mātou tēnei - it’s who we are.

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Takiri mai ra te ata i te tonga. Ka whariki mai te manu kua ao kua awatea. He ngākau aroha e kitea i roto i nga to pito o te whare, Ngā uri whakatupu ki te maunga teitei. E rupu mai ana e ngā hua papai, He oranga mō te iwi Māori. - Nā te Kuia nā Keupe Stafford Fairest.