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Hokonui Runanga

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    We provide services and run projects that benefit the health, social, spiritual, cultural, educational, moral and economic wellbeing of our members.


    He toto o tangata, he kai
    Te oranga o te tangata he whenua
    Tihei mauriora
    Ko Oparure to maunga
    Ko Mata-mata te mokai o Te Rakitauneke
    Ko Hokonui te Runanga tiaki, ki nga uri o te whakapapa o Ngai Tahu – e noho nei
    Tena kotou tena kotou tena kotou katoa

    As Te Rakitaunekes' taniwha Matamata watches over the rohe of Hokonui its view takes in the rich landscape and sees further than the human eye to a world of endless possibility and choice. This powerful symbol of opportunity underpins the inspiring story that Hokonui Runanga has to tell. The rich mahinga kai areas of the past to the incredible mineral deposits of the modern day Hokonui are well placed to be an inspiring story of development married with traditional values.

    The people of Hokonui have grown this organisation from humble beginnings to its current capacity delivering a range of whānau services and building spiritual, cultural, social and economic growth. Learn more about us as you journey through this website.

    Our greetings to you all. Nau mai. Haere mai. Tauti mai.

    We open our hearts and minds to you - welcome.

    Kaupapa Māori

    Whānau Ora
    A service aimed at supporting individuals and families / tamariki, rangatahi, kaumatua, whānau with illness or disability. Individual health plans are developed and implemented, with the aim of improving health, independence and quality of life. We provide:

    • Mental health education and support
    • Health and fitness activities and education
    • Wae wae clinics
    • Mirimiri
    • Smoking cessation
    • Crisis intervention
    • Advocacy and referrals
    • Transport and mobility services
    • Cultural support

    How to Access:
    Referral from health and social service providers/whānau/self-referral.

    Whānau Ora
    Te Kakano - Nurse Led Clinics

    Te Kakano nurses are happy to see any one for any health advice, education or support. They will work with other health providers (e.g. GPs) to enable the best care for you.

    Services include:

    • Tamariki Ora checks
    • Rangatahu checks
    • Cervical smears
    • Sexual health checks and contraception advice
    • Pregnancy testing
    • Weight monitoring
    • Blood sugar and blood pressure checks
    • Heart, diabetes and breathing checks to identify your risk of illness
    • Access to a podiatrist
    • Access to a dietitian
    • Helping you develop a health plan to meet your goals
    • Helping you know who and what is available to meet your health needs.


    Click on the link to learn more about services provided by Hokonui Runanga to help you and your whānau with health issues.

    Older adult / Kaumātua

    Kaumatua Health Day
    Every Thursday we hold a Kaumatua Health Day. We arrange a free pick up service for all the local Kaumatua in the Gore District who are clients with the Hokonui Runanga Health and Social Services Trust.

    Read more about our Health Days here

    Community Youth Worker and Advocacy Service

    This service provides:

    • Counselling
    • Whanau support
    • Out of school and holiday programmes
    • Advocacy and support
    • Referrals to other services for rangatahi and their whānau.

    How to Access:
    Referrals from whānau, school or other health and social service providers.

    Kaupapa Māori


    There are no charges for our services to New Zealand citizens