Te Whare Taumata


There are nine chapters that make up Hauora Taiwhenua. These chapters represent the array of rural health professionals and interests.

As a member of Hauora Taiwhenua, you will be invited to join one or more chapters depending on your profession and interests. Your primary chapter will be the one that best describes your profession, role or interest within the rural health sector. You are welcome to join additional chapters based on your interests or involvement.

Strategic Planning 2023

Planning the Future of Rural Health | He Waka Eke Noa Tuesday 28 March 2023

Kia ora koutou,

Places are filling fast for our first strategic planning day on the 28th March 2023.

To secure your place, book now. Registrations close on: Friday 17th March 2023.

A message from our Chair, Dr Fiona Bolden, about our upcoming strategic planning day, Planning the Future of Rural Health | He Waka Eke Noa.



The Preparing and Pre-thinking workshops are now concluded.  Our sincere thanks to all who attended. Your attendance, thoughts, experiences, challenges and ideas are all of value and will form the foundation of the planning day on the 28th March.




Our Facilitator: Chris is a highly experienced leader in the New Zealand health system, serving in a range of senior roles in the public health system, including National Director – Health Services Planning for the Ministry of Health; Chief Planning & Funding Officer for Counties Manukau DHB; and Chief Executive of Midland Regional Health Authority. He also has worked in the private health sector, in medical communications and publishing, and over the past decade, Chris has undertaken a wide range of consulting assignments in New Zealand and Australia. In 2014 Chris was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to health care.




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