United For Mutual Prosperity

Te Rūnanga Ō Kirikiriroa




Vision: Te huarahi tika o te tino rangatiratanga mai i te whakawhanaungatanga, kokiritia me te kotahitanga Spearhead the pathway to self-determination together.


Mission: Strengthening whanau aspirations throughout Aotearoa


Beginnings: NNR was established in 2014 from the development and growth of Nga Ngaru Hauora O Aotearoa (National Maori Health Providers Association) - a Health Sector service provider since 1998.


Definition: Nga Ngaru Rautahi builds on the literal meaning or translation of ngaru meaning wave and rautahi meaning to come together as one.  Metaphorically speaking, the name of our organisation conjures positive imagery of waves coming together, having greater force collectively than a single wave on its own.  Similarly, in practical terms we have defined and developed a collaborative environment, coming together as one to achieve improved outcomes for the whanau (families) we serve.  Collectively, our impact is greater than any one of us on our own.


Founders: NNR is comprised of four founding organisations - Te Hau Awhiowhio O Otangarei in Whangarei, The Whanau Ora Community Clinic in Manukau, Te Runanga O Kirikiriroa in Hamilton and Te Runanga O Nga Maata Waka in Christchurch.


Focus: NNR is a National Provider Collective committed to harnessing and bringing together the strengths of its Member Affiliate organisations to achieve improved outcomes for whanau (families).  The ability to work collaboratively brings real opportunities for greater collective impact.  Imperative to our success is the shared vision, mission and values that exist across our Member Affiliates.


Member Affiliates: As a National Provider Collective, NNR serves to represent service providers throughout New Zealand.  Member Affiliate organisations are Maori primarily but we are not exclusive and welcome membership from any interested providers.  We believe we are operating in an environment where cross-cultural collaboration both nationally and internationally is prevalent and this is shaping new ways forward for indigenous societies.


For further information please contact our admin team the


Mahia Group.





Established in the mid 1980’s under the direction and guidance of the late Maori Queen Te Atairangikaahu and Mayor Sir Ross Jansen Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa Charitable Trust is an Urban Authority acknowledging the sovereign rights of mana whenua and tangata whenua of the Hamilton City area.


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