Hauraki Primary Health Organisation
Matua Roopu Hauora


Hauraki PHO was established on 1 July 2003 as a Kaupapa Maori Primary Health Organisation. Starting with just two practices-Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki (four sites) and Whitianga Doctors Surgery-and a 7,000-person enrolled population, HPHO has experienced steady growth with other practice teams joining:

Joining   Date Name   of Practice
1 July 2003 - Settler Practices

Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki

Whitianga Doctors Surgery

1 September 2003 Coromandel Medical Centre
1 July 2009 Waihi Health Centre
1 January 2010 Paeroa Medical Centre
1 July 2010 Colville Community Health Centre
1 July 2012 Putaruru-Tirau Family Doctors
1 October 2012 Tui Medical (formerly Radius Practices)
1 January 2013 Matamata Medical Centre
1 July 2013 Raungaiti Marae
1 January 2014 Tokoroa Family Health
1 April 2014 Waihi Family Doctors
1 July 2014 Raukura Hauora o Tainui
1 July 2014 Te Kohao Health
1 April 2015 Avalon Health
1 July 2015 Doctors @ 42
1 October 2015 Grey Street Family Health Centre
1 October 2015 Health & Medical Clinic
1 January 2016 Rototuna Family Health
1 July 2016 Cambridge Family Health
1 July 2016 University Student Health Services

1 October 2016

 Ngaruawahia Medical Centre


At the 30th June 2016, Hauraki PHO had an enrolled population of 114,032 at 17 practice partners operating from 29 clinics.

Mission Statement

To continually strive for excellence in the way we provide our services to our people and in the way we involve our people


  • To work with Waikato District Health Board, all Hauraki PHO practice partners, iwi health organisations and other health providers to recognise the status of the Treaty of Waitangi and accept its principles of partnership, participation and active protection to improve wellness for Maori.

  • To be a "transformational change" leader in the health system of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

  • To fully achieve all government health targets

  • To support and strengthen the professional and kaupapa Maori competence of General Practice Team members and allied service providers (Matua Roopu Hauora).

  • To inform and educate our enrolled population on the best way to self-manage and appropriately access general practice, mental health and health promotion services to maximise whanau wellness in a timely manner

  • To support and strengthen the vocational training for all Hauraki PHO practice team members by encouraging clinical leadership, continuing education and professional and personal development.

  • To strengthen the self-management of patients and their whanau/family to achieve independence and maintain wellness.

  • To support research relating to improving health outcomes for our enrolled population and all people of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Priority Groups/Populations/Communities

Approximately 300,000 primary care consultations (an average of 3.9 consultations per person enrolled) are expected each year due to the high needs of a large percentage of Hauraki PHO's enrolled population. The make-up of HPHO's enrolled population is:







Low Decile (Quintile 5)



Maori and Pasifika populations experience multiple complex diseases 8-10 years younger than non-Maori. They are also at higher risk of developing complex chronic conditions at an earlier age compared with non Maori. In addition, cultural appropriateness necessitates a longer consultation to build a meaningful relationship with the HPHO practice team partners and Matua Rōpu Hauora clinicians.

Model of Care- Te Whare Tapa Wha

Hauraki PHO acknowledges the leadership of Professor Sir Mason Durie in developing the Te Whare Tapa Wha model of care which HPHO practice partners incorporate into their service delivery. Te Whare Tapa Wha (The Four Walls of the House) is based on the premise that wellness requires all four elements of health: tinana (physical), hinengaro (mental), whanau (family) and wairua (spiritual) to be strong.

Thus, HPHO sees the opportunities in the Alliance Contracting environment to ensure adequate funding is made available to provide an integrated service delivery model incorporating a wide range of community-based health services (GP, nurse, physician assistant, pharmacist, labs, counselling, social work, podiatry, physiotherapy) working collaboratively in an interdisciplinary team (Matua Ropu Hauora). HPHO looks to work alongside other government agencies, iwi Maori entities and community-based NGOs in employment, education, justice, welfare to ensure maximum support is provided to as many people enrolled with HPHO practice partners as possible.

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