He Whānau Haumaru,
He Whakapapa Mau Tonu

Protect Whānau, Protect Whakapapa

Nau Mai, Haere Mai

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Like our great ancestors, we look to te pō, the space that blankets our sky each night to reveal the tapestry of stars that connect us to our past and future generations. It is in the darkness, that we see the light of our tomorrow.

The name of our guiding strategy, Te Toi Ahorangi honours our eponymous ancestor Toi te Huatahi. Te Moana a Toi, the great ocean of Toi; spans our region, Mai i Ngā Kuri a Whārei ki Tihirau. Toi is both the centre and summit of our endeavours, it affirms our worldview and status as tangata whenua. Te Toi Ahorangi acknowledges the spiritual threads that connect us to Ranginui and Papatūānuku, to the beginning of the world and to all things. These sacred threads weave our past, present and future as one. They are our connection to the pathway of all time.

Te Ara Tawhāiti o Tāwhaki

In The Now is The Pathway of All Time

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Regional Response to National Measles Campaign

Regional Response to National Measles Campaign

A national campaign urging people between 15-30 years of age to get immunised against measles has been launched and the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) is strongly reinforcing this message. Measles is about 8 times more contagious than...

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Te Arawa Trial COVID Card

Te Arawa Trial COVID Card

New Zealand’s response to tackling COVID-19 reached another key milestone with the launch of the “on-the-ground” phase of a community-based trial of a COVID contact tracing card in Ngongotahā, a suburb of Rotorua. The on-the-ground phase was...

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