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About Taikorihi

The name Taikorihi was gifted to us by Anaru Rieper. Taikorihi refers to the turning of the tide at its lowest point and the change as it begins to flow again. For Taikorihi Locality, this reflects the low health and well-being outcomes faced by our whānau in Te Hiku o Te Ika for many years. Our role at Taikorihi Locality is to change the tide, draw on whānau voices to empower our rohe to reach tai pari.

Our main function is to empower whānau to influence decision making around funding and services for health and well-being within Te Hiku. We want to know what is important to you and how we can achieve those outcomes.

What are localities?

A locality is both a geographical area and the communities and people that reside there. Communities have their own specific health and social needs, aspirations and values that are unique to the local populations from the area. Under the health reforms, the intent is to protect the whānau and consumer voice, and empower people in each Locality to have a meaningful say in the services they receive.


JJ Ripikoi

Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Pāoa

Kaiārahi | Programme Manager

Mihiteria Hynes

Ngāti Kahu ki Whangaroa, Ngāti Kōhua, Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui

Kairuruku | Programme Coordinator

Erena Hodgkinson

Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi

Kaitui Kōrero | Comms Advisor

Provider Network

Taikorihi is supported by a Provider Network. This provider network consists of organisations within Te Hiku o Te Ika whose role is to support whānau health and well-being.

We are fortunate to have this roopu supporting Taikorihi to enable us to effectively reach all whānau within Te Hiku o Te Ika. This provider network also provides Taikorihi with insights into needs of whānau and how these needs can be achieved.