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About Taikorihi

Taikorihi refers to the turning of the tide at its lowest point, and the change as it begins to flow again.

It is a metaphor gifted to us by Anaru Reiper (Te Aupōuri) to describe the environment that has shaped us, and the new direction that the national health reforms offer Te Hiku whānau.

The Taikorihi Locality covers the geographical boundaries of the five Iwi of Muriwhenua – including Ngāti Kuri, Te Aupōuri, Ngāi Takoto, Te Rarawa and Ngāti Kahu – and spans the vast stretch of area from north Hokianga over to Doubtless Bay, north to Te Rerenga Wairua.

Taikorihi is one of 12 Localities set up under the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Act 2022.

It is supported by Te Whatu Ora (Health New Zealand) and Te Aka Whai Ora (Māori Health Authority) to help achieve better and more equitable health and wellbeing outcomes for all whānau, hapū, Iwi and communities in Aotearoa-New Zealand.

The Iwi-Māori Partnership Board for Taikorihi is Te Taumata Hauora ō Te Kahu ō Taonui and our local government body is the Far North District Council I Te Kaunihera o Te Hiku o Te Ika.

What are Localities?

A Locality is both a geographical area and an identifier for the people that call the Locality home. Communities have their own specific health and social needs, aspirations and values that are unique to the local populations from the area. Under the Pae Ora health reforms, the intent of Localities are to protect whānau and community voice, and empower people in each Locality to have a meaningful say in the services they receive.

Taikorihi Operations Team

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 Aupōuri, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi

Kaitui Kōrero | Comms Advisor

Provider Network

Taikorihi is supported by a wide provider network made up of organisations within Te Hiku ō Te Ika.

Our local providers work hard to support whānau health and well-being every day, and we are now fortunate to have this roopu supporting the Taikorihi initiative as we strive for better health and wellbeing outcomes across our area.

The network also provides Taikorihi with valuable whānau and community insights that we can weave into our innovation solutions to help meet our whānau needs.