Nau Mai, Haere Mai - Welcome to Hauora Hokianga

GP and Nurse Opportunities

Vacancies are currently open for a General Practitioner and Community Health Nurse. These are fantastic and rare opportunities to join our dynamic and integrated primary health care team.

Further Information

Chair Re-elected and New Deputy

At the Trust's Annual General Meeting held on 29 November 2016, Frank Herbert, of Pawarenga was re-elected by the Board of Trustees for a second term as Chair of the Trust. Frank also represents Te Runanga o Te Rarawa on the board.

Former Medical Superintendent and Director of Hokianga Health, Dr Tony Birch was elected to the role of Deputy Chair.


Annual Report 2015/16

Our Annual Report for 2015/16 was received by the Board of Trustees at the AGM held on 29 November following its presentation at the annual round of community meetings that were held in the week commencing 17th October.


The Annual Report this year features on the cover a photograph of Dr Paul Bowker at his retirement function, which recognised his 34 years of care and service to the people of Hokianga.


News and Upcoming Events

If you would like to read more about our latest news and current activities, please check out our latest community newsletter, or visit our active facebook page.

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Driver License Courses

Frequency:Usually held every second month
Where:Hauora Hokianga (Rawene Hospital)
When:9.30am - 2.30pm
What:Three day programme; two days of study, the third travel to AA Licensing Kaikohe to sit test
Cost:Course free. The test at AA costs $93.90
Bring:Passport - not more than two years expired OR original Birth Cert, photo ID and letter verifying address
Contact:Hayley Paul (09)405-7345 (021)457738


Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust

is a community organisation, owned and governed by the people of Hokianga, that provides a comprehensive range of health services to enrolled people who reside within and around the Hokianga area of Northland, New Zealand.

If you wish to enrol with us, please enquire at one of our health clinics or download and return our form below.

Enrolment Form » More About Us »

Hauora Hokianga Services

The Hokianga model of healthcare has its foundation in what was known as the Hokianga Special Medical Area (1941-1993) which was developed under the visionary leadership of the legendary Dr George McCall Smith.

Comprehensive healthcare services are provided at Rawene Hospital / Accident and Emergency services and ten community clinics located throughout the remote regions of Hokianga by an integrated multi-disciplinary team of health practitioners and support staff.

Rawene (or Hokianga) Hospital is one of Northland's Public Hospital services funded by and provided in conjunction with Northland District Health Board.

Generalist community health nurses cover the full range of nursing services in close association with general practitioners who also cover the medical management of the Hokianga / Rawene Hospital under the Rural Hospital Medicine scope of practice.

Enhanced primary care and disability support services are woven together to create a seamless and efficient model where the needs of patients, whanau, and community are at the centre of care and where barriers to access, such as cost and distance are minimised.

All of the services, including general practice clinics, are provided at no cost at the point of care for enrolled patients.

Hauora Hokianga offers the following broad categories of service:

Public Hospital Services
Primary Care Services
Disability Support Services
Maternity Services
Mental Health Services
Public Health and Health Promotion
Community Development

Primary health care services are provided in association with Te Tai Tokerau PHO and the hospital, community, maternity, disability support, public health, mental health and oral health services in association with Northland District Health Board (DHB).

Te Tai Tokerau PHO » Northland DHB »