About Us

Te Hononga o Tamaki Me Hoturoa (Te Hononga) was formally constituted as a Charitable Trust in July 2010 as a result of a decision by the Boards of Te Kupenga o Hoturoa and Tāmaki Healthcare Primary Health Organisations to merge their entities into a single organisation.

Like it’s predecessor organisations, Te Hononga was a unique Māori-led PHO expected to service predominantly Māori and other ‘under-served’ populations. The uniqueness and philosophical intention behind the establishment of Te Hononga was to continue it’s commitment to innovation in health and to not replicate other mainstream PHO’s.

From December 2011, Te Hononga maintained a number of service contracts with Counties-Manukau and Auckland DHBs and the Ministry of Health to provide health services directly to patients domiciled in these DHB catchment areas.

As a result, Te Hononga’s ‘journey’ (along with its predecessor organisations, Te Kupenga O Hoturoa and Tāmaki Healthcare) has seen the organisation transform from two entities into one, and re-focus its operations from being a PHO to a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) Maori Health service provider.

The commitment to servicing Māori and other underserved communities has not wavered nor changed and continues to be a central tenet of the organisation.

Te Hononga is established as a Non Government Organisation (NGO) Charitable Trust with a governing trust board of five members.


Hapai – Accountability
Ka mahi Kia heke whakarunga
We will work to reach the ultimate goals

Whakatinana – Innovation
Ka whai kia tutuki tetahi ahuatanga
We will endeavour to make a difference

Tika – Honesty
He whakaritenga e whakaae ana te katoa
We will reach and acceptance together

Arahi – Leadership
Ka haere i mua i tetahi atu kai mohio ai ia ki te huarahi
I/We will go ahead of others so as I / we can show the way

Vision, Mission & Goals


Te Hononga Hauora Maori, Hauora Tangata, Hauora Whanau.


Te Hononga will provide Maori centred health and well being services, connecting whanau with their community.


By 2017 everything we do will be focussed on connecting whanau with the support needed to achieve their health and wellbeing.

By 2025 Te Hononga will be a centre of innovation in improving Maori health and wellbeing through connecting Whanau

Our Commitment to Quality