Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust

Registered Charitable Trust

Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust is a charitable trust formed in May 1992. The Trust operates under a deed that outlines its charitable aims and rules.

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The governing committee of the Trust comprises the following membership:

  • 20 members elected by the community (two members from each of the ten clinic areas). Members are elected for a two year term at the annual meetings held in each clinic community.
  • Up to four Iwi representatives. Two each representing Te Runanga a Iwi o Ngapuhi and Te Runanga o Te Rarawa.
  • Two staff representatives elected by the staff for a three term.
  • Up to four additional members can be co-opted by the Trust to address ethnic, geographic imbalance or to add further skills and knowledge the Trust.

Annual Business Plan 2016/17

The Trust board approved the Annual Business Plan for the new 2016/17 financial year on 28 June 2016.


Current Members

The Chairman of the Trust is Frank Herbert from Pawarenga. Frank is involved in sporting and educational groups in his community, including Hato Maria Convent School, Pawarenga Resource Centre, and the Sir James Henare Research Unit.

The Deputy Chairman is Tony Birch from Omapere. Tony is a retired doctor and previous Medical Director for the Trust having worked for the Trust for 32 years.

The current members and the communities that they represent are:

Elizabeth WaipouriBroadwood
Patricia IrvineBroadwood
Victoria BrownHoreke
Francis HowardHoreke
Celia DuffyKohukohu
Kelly WallaceKohukohu
Ngawai TusonMangamuka
(vacancy)Mangamuka
Gilda HessellOmapere
Carla RobinsonOmapere
Tuakana GreenPanguru
Tania PaikeaPanguru
Denise ProctorPawarenga
Frank HerbertPawarenga + Te Runanga o Te Rarawa
Moriana WynyardRawene
Charles NathanRawene
Ron DixonTaheke
Ada BrownTaheke
(Vacancy)Waimamaku
Darlene RogersWaimamaku
Tony BirchAppointed
Gwen FreeseAppointed
Helene LeafTe Runanga A Iwi o Ngapuhi
Gina AlbertStaff
Cheryl TurnerStaff

The Vision

To be a centre of excellence for rural healthcare that is responsive to the needs and aspirations of the people of Hokianga.

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Māori Health Provider

The Trust's health services are distinguished by the kaupapa of its model of care which is distinctively and uniquely Hokianga, Māori and community focussed.

Hauora Hokianga is acknolwedged by the Ministry of Health and Northland District Health Board as being a Māori Health Provider. The Trust is an organisation owned and governed by Māori (but not exclusively Māori), that provides contracted health and disability services to a Māori (but not exclusively Māori) community.

18 (75%) of the Trust board's current 24 members are of Māori descent. The Trust's rules require a greater than 50% Māori govenorship at all times.


The Trust Meets Monthly

The Trust holds its monthly board meeting, usually on the last Tuesday of the month, starting at 9.30 am, at Whare Matauranga, Rawene Hospital. The meeting is open for community and public to attend.

The board first considers its strategic and forward planning issues before receiving reports from the CEO, Chair, Medical Director, clinical managers and Trust committees that have met during the month. A financial report and regular updates on risks and performance against planning objectives are also received.