Te Reo me ona Tikanga Expertise: Pou Kokiri Service

Pou Kōkiri service provides hospital and community-based services in both Whakatāne and Tauranga hospitals.   Translated Pou Kōkiri is:

‘the pillar of strength, the pillar of support, the pillar of responsibility that carries the work, the pillar that advances issues and matters’.

The  Pou Kōkiri service ensures te reo me ōna tikanga (Māori language, custom and practice) and whakawhanaungatanga are accessible to whānau , staff and the organisation as a whole.  The service advocates for the tikanga and kawa of urihaumate and their whānau, supporting an approach that provides a bridge between the expertise of te ao Māori and te ao Pākehā, under our model of care He Pou Oranga Tāngata Whenua.

Requests this support through:

  • DDI 07 306 0954 (Te Whatumauri Hauora/Whakatāne Hospital)
  • DDI 07 579 8560 (Tauranga Moana/Tauranga Hospital)

The oversight of these activities is led by our Pou Taahu  DDI: 07 306 0954 or email: maori.health@bopdhb.govt.nz