Máori Health

Marlborough Primary Health works to improve access to health services for Maori in Marlborough, supported by the Nelson Marlborough DHB and local Maori Health Providers.

There are 8 Iwi of manawhenua status located in Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui:

Ngáti Apa

Ngáti Apa
Omaka Marae,

PO Box 708
Blenheim 7240

Phone (03) 578-9695


Te Rúnanga a Rangitáne o Wairau

PO Box 833
Blenheim 7240

Phone (03) 578-6180

Ngáti Rárua

Ngáti Rárua RunangaTrust

PO Box 1026
Blenheim 7240

Phone (03) 577-8468

Ngáti Toa Rangatira

Ngáti Toa Rangatira Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust

PO Box 5061
Blenheim 7240

Phone (03) 577-8801

Ngáti Kuia

Te Rúnanga O Ngáti Kuia

PO Box 1046
Blenheim 7240

Phone (03) 579-4328

Te Atiawa

Te Atiawa Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust

PO Box 340
Picton 7250

Phone (03) 573-5170

Ngáti Koata

Ngáti Koata Trust

PO Box 1659
Nelson 7040

Phone (O3) 548-1639

Ngáti Tama

Ngáti Tama Manawhenua Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust

PO Box 10, Nelson 7040

Marlborough Primary Health recognises the status of Māori in our society expressed under the Treaty of Waitangi.  Iwi are an essential partner in developing and implementing health strategies for Maori in Marlborough.



The emphasis of this relationship will be based on;

  • Partnerships; as the conduit for working with iwi, hapu, whanau and Māori communities to reduce health disparities and improve health status of Māori in Marlborough.
  • Participation; as a channel to involve and or consult with Māori at all levels of the Primary Health care sector which includes planning, development and service delivery to improve Māori health in the Marlborough region.
  • Protection; ensuring that Māori wellbeing is protected and improved as well as safeguarding Māori cultural concepts, values and practices.

There are a number of strategic documents and plans that influence the Māori health landscape in Marlborough. From strategies of national significance such as He Korowai Oranga to locally focused research information such as Te Hoe Nuku Roa.

There are three Māori Providers operating within the Marlborough area:

Te Hauora O Ngáti Rárua Ltd

Maataa Waka Ki Te Tau Ihu Trust

Te Piki Oranga – 0800 ORANGA