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Maraeroa Marae opened the Health Clinic in June 1995 in response to the need to provide better access to kaupapa Maori primary health services to the Porirua tangata whaiora/patients, their whanau/family and their hapori/community.

The immediate coverage area of the clinic is Porirua, however when the need arises the service may extend the services on an individual-by-individual basis. Māori represent 75% of the Health Clinics total tangata whaiora population. The Clinic’s services visit tangata whaiora and their whanau at their place of choice. The service provides health advocacy, education information, assessments, support, and a range of intervention including triage to other services that will meet the needs of different ages, gender, ethnicity, and communities.

Moemoea / Our Vision

Maraeroa Marae Health Clinic provides opportunities so that whānau can thrive within our Porirua community, to participate and enjoy tikanga Māori, while having their health and social needs met or exceeded.

Whakatakanga / Our Mission

To promote leadership through role modelling that supports the community by being a cultural centre of excellence within the Wellington region with Maraeroa Marae as a turangawaewae or standing place.

Maraeroa Marae Health Clinic (MMHC) is contracted by the New Zealand Government through funding distribution pathways that include, but not limited to the Ministry of Health and subsidiary health funding organisations such as the Maori and New Zealand Health Authorities and, to provide kaupapa Māori health services to the following Porirua populations: Ranui, Cannons Creek, Waitangirua, Ascot Park, Aotea, Papakowhai and Whitby with particular consideration for high needs populations such as Māori and Pacific peoples

Our Tikanga and Kaupapa / Principles and values We live by the following principles and values:

The principles of the Treaty of Waitangi of partnership, protection, and participation

Kotahitanga – working at promoting unity within the service and encourage whaiora/service users to do the same

Manaakitanga – treating all people as honoured guests and ensure that they share their knowledge and resources in a spirit of reciprocity the Porirua communities
Mana Motuhake – valuing and maintaining individual rights through responsible actions, and valuing all tangata whaiora, their whanau, kaimahi/ staff, and both contracted and volunteer workers.