“Tūhoe Hauora, from a Board perspective is clear about operations and governance.

Our Chief Executive Officer, Pania Hetet leads her team and the Board provides support.

Tūhoe Hauora is about people first…   The well-being of all aspects of a person, of a whānau, of a people is paramount.  As we evolve, so too do our values, kaupapa and tikanga.  In this, we endeavour to communicate all our kaupapa with respect, integrity, dignity and understanding regardless of age, gender or relationship.

Primarily, we provide mental health, medical and health, welfare services and support to Tūhoe and also the wider community.

We encourage leadership, positivity, sensitivity, forte and working with others to get the best results for our tangata whaiora, tūroro and whānau.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi helps us to measure our own cultural quality in how we participate, partner up with and also protect our people.  People first…

We try to do it right the first time or we learn how to do it right the next time!”

“Kia ora tātau katoa”

Finney Davis

Te Tiamana o te Poari.

We are governed by a Board of Trustees made up of representatives from business, health and Iwi sectors.  Our Board of Trustee members are:

CHAIRMAN Finney Davis
TRUSTEES Merepeka Simpson

Millar Whittle

Te Hau Tutua

Veronica Sumich

Clifford Akuhata



Pania Hetet is the Chief Executive Officer of Tūhoe Hauora.  She currently has a team of 40 staff who work throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty.


Tūhoe Hauora have DAA Group accreditation, recognising the organisation meets standards and requirements to deliver services to a high level of performance and competency.

We also have certification under NZ Health and Disability Sector Standards including Mental Health.

Legislation we operate under include:

– Occupational Safety and Health;

– Employment Relations Act 2000;

– Code of Health & Disability Services Consumer Rights 1996;

– Health & Disabilities Standards 2002;

– Mental Health Standards 2001;

– Privacy Act 1993.