Kaupapa Maori Health Care Services

in the Western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Bay of Plenty District Health Board


The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) is one of 20 District Health Boards (DHBs) in New Zealand, and one of five DHBs in the Midland region. We are charged with the responsibility of delivering health services for the people of the Bay of Plenty.

As a DHB we believe that innovation in service delivery is required to ensure the sustainability of public health services in a financially constrained environment. We are a complex organisation receiving annual revenue of $654M to provide and fund a full range of health and disability support services in the most efficient and effective way possible. Efficiency in the coming years will require innovation and significant redesign and reconfiguration to continue to provide a high level of service within financial constraints.

Tauranga Hospital  |  Cameron Road, Private Bag 12024, Tauranga 3143  |  p. 07 579 8000   f. 07 578 2649

Whakatane Hospital  |  Corner Stewart and Garaway Streets, PO Box 241, Whakatane 3158  |  p. 07 306 0999   f. 07 307 0451

Opotiki Hospital  |  32A King Street, Opotiki 3122  |  p. 07 315 8500   f. 07 315 8631


Toi Te Ora

We are your local public health professionals supporting good health in our community and enabling people to lead happy and rewarding lives.

Toi Te Ora -  Public Health Service is a service of the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and Lakes District Health Board.   We work with all people in the greater Bay of Plenty and Lakes district from Waihi Beach in the west, Cape Runaway in the east and down to Turangi in the south.


Te Kupenga Hauora

Te Kupenga Hauora is a health provider in Tauranga, New Zealand.

Established in 1990, Te Kupenga Hauora was initiated by local kuia who saw the need for a culturally appropriate health service to run alongside Kohanga Reo to  cater for tamariki under 5 years old and their whanau in Tauranga Moana. He tino mihi kia ratou e kui ma mo o koutou kaha ki te hapai tenei kaupapa.

The core activities of Te Kupenga Hauora are:

- Well Child health promotion with particular focus on tamariki in Kohanga Reo in Tauranga Moana
- Whangai u - breasfeeding support
- Breast & Cervical screening, education and support to services
- Healthy cooking, nutrition and physical activity

These services support Te Kupenga Hauora's holistic approach: That the health of Mother and Child is inseperable.

Breast and Cervical screening and our Child Car Seat Rental Scheme are services available to the wider community.