Nau Mai, Haere Mai - Welcome to Hauora Hokianga

Our Community Covid-19 Response

What a fantastic response it has been locally, regionally, and nationally to the Covid-19 Pandemic where we have worked so well together to halt the transmission of this very dangerous virus, and at the same time ensured that the most vulnerable in our community are cared for.

Now in Level 1, with most restrictions removed from our daily lives, we can mostly return to a level of normality. However, this is not entirely so for health services as we still need to ensure that people who have Covid symptoms and have travelled overseas can be safely assessed.

From 14 June, we will begin providing Covid testing at all our local clinics. Some, but not all of the hospital visiting restrictions will be lifted. The Covid experience has reminded us all of how quickly viral infections can spread, and maintaining higher standards of infection control for already sick hospital patients and for our vulnerable elderly residents remains paramount.

Taumata Rongoā o Hauora Hokianga


Ko tōu manawa ora, ko tōku manawa ora, kawhakairihia
Enhancing our Wellbeing

Whakanuia a Matariki i te rangi, whakanuia a Matariki ki te whenua
Whakanuia a Puanga i te rangi, whakanuia a Puanga ki te whenua
Whakanuia nga Whetu nui o te Rangi

Annual Report 2018/19

Our Annual Report for 2018/19 is available here for downloading to interested individuals and groups, researchers, funders and stakeholders. The report provides a comprehensive introduction to the Trust, its objectives and operations, as well as the detailed outcomes and performance for the year.

The report this year features on the cover a photograph of the beautiful interior of the new part of the hospital facility.

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 / Urgent Care Service and ten community clinics located throughout the remote rural communities 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.

Each component of the integrated service encourages, shares, and supports well-being through self, whanau, and community knowledge and practice, including Rongoā​ Maori as the primary focus.

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:

Inpatient Hospital Services
Primary Care Services
Disability Support Services
Maternity Services
Mental Health Services
Rongoā Maori, Community Development, Public Health, and Health Promotion

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

Mahitahi Hauora » Northland DHB »

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Rural GP / Rural Hospital Doctor / Registered Nurses

Although we do not currently have a vacancy, if you are interested in working at Hauora Hokianga, please register your interest with us, and we will contact you as soon a position becomes vacant.

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Recruitment Video

If you are considering a position at Hokianga Health, we have produced this video to give you a sense of the place and working environment. Acknowledgments to our former radiographer, Kim Lewis for her work in making this.

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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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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.

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