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Hokianga Hospital Upgrade Project 2018

The Hokianga Hospital upgrade project that commenced on 1st February is making good and steady progress. We opened the first stage of the project in the first weeks of July; the new two-bed medical ward room, and nurse station upgrade. We are currently working on completing the new roof structure and three of the new bathrooms.

The project is being undertaken in seven stages over a 14 month timeframe. This is to ensure that we can maintain as much as possible our full service capacity during the project. Once completed the older part of our current hospital facility will be upgraded to modern standards, have two additional age-related care rooms, improved facility for infection control, increased storage, and better movement around the hospital.

Simon Land from Whirinaki is the building contractor and Brian Crooks from Kohukohu is the Project Manager for the build.

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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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Rural GP / Rural Hospital Doctor / Rural Generalist Opportunity

A vacancy is currently open for a rural General Practitioner / Rural Hospital doctor to be appointed in a permanent role. This is exciting opportunity to join our dynamic and integrated primary health care / rural hospital team.

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Registered Nurse Vacancy

A vacancy is currently open for a Registered Nurse for our integrated hospital service.

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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 radiographer, Kim Lewis for her work in making this.

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Business Plan 2018/19

At its monthly meeting in June, the Trust approved its Health and Business Plan for the new 2018/19 year that commenced on 1st July 2018. Download a pdf copy of the plan.

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Annual Report 2016/17

Our Annual Report for 2016/17 is now ready and available 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 Rawene based reception staff with Dr Sean Rodriguez on his last day with Hokianga Health.

Doctors Steve Main and Kati Blattner Awarded 2017 Dennis Pickup Award

Two of our doctors, Steve Main and Kati Blattner have been awarded the prestigious Dennis Pickup Clinical Educator Award from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Auckland University. This award recognises their commitment and dedication over ten years to medical education of undergraduate students from Auckland University.

They will be presented the award at the University on Wednesday 24th July.


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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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 »

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

SADD Students Video

Te Kura Taumata o Panguru SADD Students released the first of 5 videos aimed at raising awareness about the effects of dangerous driving to whanau.


Te Kura Taumata o Panguru SADD Students have now released their second - taraiwa mōrearea ka mate, tiakina to whakapapa.

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Te Kura Taumata o Manganuiowae SADD Students have also released their first video in the series.

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This work is part of our Hauora Hokianga CAYAD (Community Action Youth Alcohol and Drugs) and Road Safety projects.