Whānau Whanui (Māori Public Health) is a regional public health collective consisting of Raukura Hauora o Tainui, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, Te Whānau o Waipareira and Hāpai Te Hauora.

Through fortnightly meetings, the collective together advances public health and continues the legacy of our tupuna by creating environments in which whānau and communities thrive in the areas of: tihei mauri ora (reducing tobacco use), kia maarie (reducing drug and alcohol use), whai ao (improving nutrition & exercise) and tamariki ora (wellchild health promotion).


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14 September, 2020

5+ A Day celebrates Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week 2020 with New Resources

A new story book for young children that showcases kai hauora (healthy food) and traditional Māori knowledge is being launched by the 5+ A Day Charitable Trust to help celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Mā

media release Māori Language Week 2020

16 August, 2020

Covid-19: Māori Public Health echo calls for strong Māori and community led responses to second wave of COVID-19

Hāpai te Hauora is once again calling for the Government to honor its Tiriti Partnership, and echoes calls for strong Māori leadership to spearhead response to second wave of COVID-19, as Aucklander’s brace for 12 more days at Level 3, whilst the country navigates the second wave of COVID-19 community transmission.

Covid-19 Maori public health

31 July, 2020

Tips for breastfeeding success from midwife of 25 years Vikki Wickliffe

The reality of breastfeeding is, it is hard work. A lot of kids have tongue ties now and they can chew up the old nipples.


20 July, 2020

Media release: Alcohol warning labels a welcome sight for Māori public health experts

Hāpai te Hauora welcomes the decision of the Food Standards Authority for Australia and New Zealand to make pregnancy warning labels compulsory on all alcohol products within the next three years.

media release Maori public health alcohol harm

Our Team

Jessikha Leatham-Vlasic

General Manager
Najlaa Alasaad

Najlaa Alasaad

Public Health Administrator
Eva Wilson

Eva Wilson

Health Promoter
Tui Shepheard

Tui Shepheard

Student Intern