Risk of Shingles rises with age

Around one in three New Zealanders who have had chickenpox will get Shingles in their lifetime. If you’ve had chickenpox, and most New Zealand adults have, you are already carrying the virus that causes Shingles. When you get chickenpox, usually as a child, the virus...

Changes afoot at Kaitaia Health Centre

Friday May 11 2018 marks a significant change in general practice for Kaitaia Health Centre. This will be the last day of general practice for Dr Douglas Mearns who will be entering a well deserved retirement after a long career dedicated to the health and wellbeing...

Call for more Blue Warriors

Te Hiku Hauora Health Promotion Team has their annual  Blue Warrior Trail Event at Lake Gem (the south end of Lake Ngatu) on Sunday 18th March 9.30am. This event is about participation not competition. Participation and fun as a whanau, Iwi and community. No matter...

An ongoing investment in Te Reo Maori

Te Hiku Hauora is privileged to provide local secondary school students who show outstanding achievement in Te Reo Māori with the Dr Bruce Gregory Merit Award. This year awards were made available to Taipa Area School, Te Rangi Aniwaniwa, Abundant Life, Kaitaia...

Delivering a “Brilliant” Service

“What I love about my job, is putting a smile on the faces of my clients” so says Tracey Heka, home support worker for Te Hiku Hauora home support services. Tracey has been a home support worker for the past 15 years and what she finds most rewarding about her role is...

Haere ra – Farewell

“Kaua koutou e mataku, Go for it, don’t stop, and don’t be frightened of the new things that are going to happen”. These are the words spoken by the first Chairperson of Te Hauora O Te Hiku O Te Ika, Muriwai Popata in 1995. These words inspired Michele Wi the current...