About us

Mahitahi Hauora is Northland’s primary health entity (PHE), which replaced Manaia Health PHO and Te Tai Tokerau PHO from 1 July 2019. The PHE exists to support a primary healthcare system that sustains equitable, self-determined wellbeing and ensures every person has an opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

The launch of Mahitahi Hauora marks a big mind shift in primary health care across Northland. It is the result of a ground-breaking collaboration between General Practice, Māori Health Providers, Northland District Health Board, and Northland Iwi Leaders represented by Te Kahu o Taonui.

Mahitahi Hauora takes a broader focus to addressing the wider determinants of wellbeing, including social, economic, and environmental factors. To do this, the PHE collaborates with whānau, iwi, community, and health and social service providers, to identify and design the services and resources for each community.

If you would like to know more about our work, please get in touch.

Our practices

The Board

Board members are trustees representing the interests of the organisation’s stakeholders. These include:

  • Northland District Health Board
  • Iwi and hapū
  • Primary practice services
  • Maori led health providers
  • The communities of the Northland region as set out in the Public Health and Disability Act 2000.

Te Tiriti O Waitangi

In delivering these goals Mahitahi Hauora will demonstrate commitment to Te Tiriti O Waitangi and its principles: partnership; participation; and protection.

This means that we will pro-actively involve Māori, as individuals and through their representative whānau, hapū and iwi institutions, in the design, delivery and decision making of services that impact them (including mainstream services that they are likely to use).