About Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi (THOON)

Te Hau Ora O Ngāpuhi, also known as THOON, was established in 2015 as a subsidiary company of Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi (TRAION) following the merger of Te Hauora o Kaikohe with TRAION.

THOON is charged with leading the health strategy for Ngapuhi, serving whānau, hapū and hāpori living within Te Whare Tapu O Ngāpuhi, whether Māori or non Māori.

The strategic direction for THOON is aligned to the Rūnanga’s vision, mission statement, Whanau Ora strategy, and the desire for safe and healthy communities where whānau thrive.

Based in the main centre of Kaikohe, THOON delivers programmes that contribute to achieving optimal outcomes for whānau. They 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.

Programmes and services

COVID-19 Vaccination ProgrammeEmergency Campervans
Community Outreach ServicesTaitamariki Transition
Whānau Ora Community Clinic NgāpuhiTaake Ngākau: Community Action Projects
Rheumatic Fever Prevention ProgrammeHousing First
Breakaway Holiday ProgrammeEmergency Housing
Family StartCommunity Connection
Whānau Ora KaiarahiSIQ parcels
Meals on WheelsKaimanaaki Services
Road SafetySorted
Manawa Ora Housing AssessmentsWhānau in Care

Board of Directors

THOON is governed by a Board of Directors with extensive governance experience, knowledge and networks.

Hōne Sadler, Chairperson
Louis Gill, Director
Myrtle Sanson, Director
Godfrey Rudolph,Director
Ngawai Tuson, Director
Te Rau Allen, Director
Arama Prime,

A list of THOON Directors’ other board and governance roles are available in the latest Annual Report.

You can also read the THOON Board Chair’s report to Ngāpuhi in current and previous years Annual Reports

2021 THOON Chair Report
2020 THOON Chair Report

2019 THOON Chair Report
 2018 THOON Chair Report
 2017 THOON Chair Report
 2016 THOON Chair Report
 2015 THOON Chair Report

COVID-19 Healthline Kaikohe *Figures are for the 2021 reporting year, and increased significantly after that period.

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