Te Whare Taumata o Tākutatanga Taiwhenua is the nationally recognised and respected unified voice for Rural General Practice in the rural communities we care for.
Te Whare Taumata o te Matauranga Taiwhenua are the nationally respected advocate and voice of rural health and wellbeing research in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Te Whare Taumata O Nēhi Taiwhenua O Aotearoa bring an informed and united nurse perspective to the Hauora Taiwhenua Council.
Te Whare Taumata o te Matauranga Pūtaiao Hangarau are the nationally recognised and respected unified voice for rural allied health, scientific and technical imperatives.
Te Whare Taumata o Hapori Taiwhenua o Aotearoa aim to promote and encourage the active involvement of all organisations within a rural health and wellbeing focus.
Te Whare Taumata o Ngā Hōhipere Taiwhenua is the highly valued leader of the rural hospital sector in Aotearoa.
Whānau Whānui is the leading voice of rural Māori health for Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network.
Te Whare Taumata o ngā Kaiwhakawhānau me te Whare Kōhanga Taiwhenua aim to support and implement actions that promote, maintain and support sustainable access to rural midwifery and maternity services.
Te Whare Taumata o Ngā Tauira Taiwhenua O Aotearoa represents the future of rural health in Aotearoa.
As a member of Hauora Taiwhenua Rural health Network, your benefits include:
This programme, supported by the Ministry of Health, aims to promote rural health careers to all rural young people and inspire them to pursue careers in health.
Work in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful rural locations.
The founding dozen GPs who came together as a group in Canterbury in 1987 for mutual support and to lobby various ministers of health about the paucity of rural services, conditions and funding to our respective communities, could never have imagined the extent of its evolution to Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network.
The combined voices of NZ rural health communities, rural health providers and strong partnership with Maori is an exciting development, which presents our strongest united voice to Government. The first win is the last minute change of heart by Government, to recognize rural as an equity group and include a rural strategy into the new NZ health organisation. Fantastic achievement!
-Dr Janne Bills, East Otago Health
This is your opportunity to be part of a strong advocacy voice for Rural General Practice which is backed up by the entire rural team including rural communities and in partnership with Māori. We know that there are changes and challenges ahead, perhaps more now than ever before. Having been on NZRGPN Board for the last 12 years and still working as a rural GP I am well aware of these challenges. This is why I am excited that we have this opportunity. We know that our rural advocacy voice can never be strong enough on our own and also that Rural General Practice needs a specific focus on it in order to thrive. I believe being in this Chapter/Te Whare Taumata as part of Hauora Taiwhenua/Rural Health Network enables us to do this. Our advocacy has helped put “Rural” into the Pae Ora Healthy Futures Bill so that we will have a Rural Health Strategy for which there will be accountability. General Practice is a crucial part of this strategy, please join us to be part of how that develops so we can get great health outcomes for rural people in a sustainable way which values the workforce.
-Dr Fiona Bolden