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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

  • Whānau Ora
  • Family Start
  • Strengthening Families
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Manawa Ora
  • Outreach
  • Podiatry
  • Pou Hākinakina / Physical Activity
  • Break-Away School Holiday Programme

  • Road Safety
  • Taake Ngākau
  • Wheels in Schools
  • Housing Assessments
  • Rongoa
  • Hippy
  • WEAP / Whānau Education Action Plan

Board of Directors

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

Hōne Sadler, Chair
Te Rau Allen, Director
Myrtle Sanson, Director
Louis Gill, Director
Ngawai Tuson, Director
Winnie Leach, Director

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

2020 THOON Chair Report
2019 THOON Chair Report
 2018 THOON Chair Report
 2017 THOON Chair Report
 2016 THOON Chair Report
 2015 THOON Chair Report

THOON Annual Report stats extract

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