Kia Tū Tika Ai Te Whare Tapu O Ngāpuhi

Based in the main centre of Kaikohe, Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi, also known as THOON, is charged with leading the hauora strategy for Ngāpuhi, serving whānau, hapū and hapori living within Te Whare Tapu Ō Ngāpuhi, from pēpi to kuia and kaumātua, whether Māori or non-Māori.

Ō Tātou Tāroa Tūturu | Our Values

He puawaitanga hauora mo Ngāpuhi. To provide a healthy and safe community for Ngāpuhi.

Manākitanga Care

Demonstrates respect, generosity, care for whānau, nurtures relationships, and embodies qualities of respect, humility, kindness, and honesty.


Pono is our motivation to act in truth, honesty, sincerity and with integrity, in everything we do. It is a standard that we set for ourselves to be truthful and to live truthfully.


Aroha acknowledges the source of wellbeing not only for others but also for oneself. It is love, sacrifice, affection, compassion, empathy and joy for others – when it exists, everyone involved is enhanced.


Tika is the principle concerned with doing things right, in the right way, in the right order. It is about doing things correctly, whether alone or with other people, creation or the atua.

Te Whāinga Matua I Our Mission

He puawaitanga hauora mo Ngāpuhi. To provide a healthy and safe community for Ngāpuhi.

History Overview

The Ngāpuhi Rūnanga Group is a collective of four organisations who represent the interests and aspirations of more than 125,000 people who identify themselves as Ngāpuhi. Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi is the parent organisation of the group that includes Ngāpuhi Iwi Social Services, Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi and the Ngāpuhi Asset Holding Company. As a collective, we provide a range of support, advisory services and events to help progress our iwi, hapū, marae and whānau towards a vision where the sacred house of Ngāpuhi stands strong.

Tō Mātou Rohe I
Our Boundaries

We serve whānau within Te Whare Tapu O Ngāpuhi iwi boundaries, covering the middle Far North from South Hokianga through to Mangakāhia, across to the Bay Of Islands and down to the South-Western Whangārei district. Kaikohe is the main centre visited by whānau.

Tia Ashby

Chief Executive Officer

Executive MBA Hons, BHSc Registered Nurse and Diploma Military Medicine (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Aupōuri, Te Ati Awa and Rarotonga). Tia brings 22 years experience in the health, business management, defence, governance and IT sector. She is passionate about improving health and social outcomes for Māori and other indigenous population groups. She is a health innovator and has delivered on multiple regional, national and international complex health projects.
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