Our Services

Our Services

Our Ngati Porou Hauora doctors, nurses, kaiawhina, specialists and support staff work out of a GP clinic in Gisborne (Puhi Kaiti) and in numerous places along the East Coast, as well as Te Puia Hospital in Te Puia Springs. Our services will help keep you and your whanau healthy, and support you while you are sick.

Our focus is on health and disability care for everyone within the Ngati Porou rohe, covering some 200 km of the East Coast of the North Island from Potikirua near Hicks Bay in the north to Te Toka-a-Taiau, Gisborne, in the south. Although owned and governed by Ngati Porou, our organisation offers services to all within the Tairawhiti region, as a ‘by Maori, for all’ service.

Health and disability services we provide include general practice consultations, maternity, mental health, quit smoking, immunisation, cervical smears, physiotherapy, dental health and diabetes care.   Talk to your nurse or doctor about any of the services offered.

Home Based Support Services

Ngati Porou Home Based Support Services offers a range of support provided to you in your own home.

Dental Services

Ngati Porou Hauora’s Dental Health Service has two locum dentists, a dental therapist/hygienist, and one dental surgery assistant. The team offers low cost dental treatment for adults, adolescents and children on the Coast.


A physiotherapist or physio helps you get active and strong again if you have a health issue or disability that affects your body's functions or makes it hard for you to move around freely. They also help you prevent injuries and illnesses.


Ngati Porou Hauora’s resident midwife Corrina Parata delivers about 30 babies from the Coast a year, providing care at Te Puia Hospital and Gisborne Hospital. You can choose Corrina to be your Lead Maternity Carer (LMC) to provide and coordinate your maternity care.

Research & Evaluation

The research vision of Ngati Porou Hauora is to be a tikanga and research based centre of excellence for Hauora Maori.

Contacts for Dental Services

Ngati Porou Hauora Dental Service
Ruatoria Community Health Centre

1 Tuparoa Road, Ruatoria
PH:  (06) 864 8704

Wiremu Reihana

Dental Assistant/Team Leader/Administrator:  
Fushia Harrison

Dental Assistant:
Caroline Sykes

Contacts for Research & Evaluation

Dr Jennie Harre-Hindmarsh

Research Co-ordinator
MOB:  021 963 081