SIA - Whangaruru

Whangaruru Kaumatua/Kuia Transport Service
SIA funding enables a vehicle to be leased by Ki A Ora Ngātiwai providing access to essential health services for this isolated coastal community which has a predominantly elderly Māori population. The community is approximately 80 kilometres away from the nearest town/city, and the nearest primary and secondary health services. Transport has been and still is a barrier for many. Service users include Kuia and Kaumatua (age range of 60-96 years); isolated mothers/children; and individuals living with chronic health conditions.  We acknowledge Ki A Ora Ngātiwai who now continue to fully fund this service.