Manaia Health News

Applications/nominations invited for Manaia Health PHO Community Advisory Group

The Board of Manaia Health PHO invites applications/nominations for representatives of community groups to become members of the Manaia Health PHO Community Advisory Group (COAG). Members of COAG assist and advise on issues relevant to the health of the people across the Manaia Health PHO area.

Applicants/nominees will represent organisations who have a commitment to, and strong links with, their community (or communities), particularly population groups with high health need.

Launch of 'Safe to Talk' sexual harm helpline

Ministry of Social Development has recently launched 'Safe to Talk', a new 24/7 helpline staffed by specialists trained in sexual harm support. People will be able to access information, crisis counselling and support, and/or be given advice about their local service providers.

The helpline can be accessed free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by phone, text, website, online chat, and email on:
Freephone: 0800 044 334
Text: 4334
Website/online chat:

Donation from The Lions Club Whangārei bolsters packages of care

The Lions Club Whangārei has generously donated $20,000 towards counselling packages of care. This will enable every general practice in the Manaia Health PHO area to benefit from at least 2 or 3 extra packages of care per year. This funding comes from the club's community fundraising activities and annual fireworks event held at Toll Stadium. An enormous thanks go to the Lions for this innovative approach to working collaboratively with their local primary health care provider. To find out more about counselling support:

Kai Ora Fund is now taking funding applications

Healthy Kai, Healthy Whānau, Healthy Communities

Community groups can now apply for funding of up to $5000 for collaborative projects in Tai Tokerau (Northland) to improve access to healthy food.

There is also funding of up to $20,000 for a significant project that addresses food security in the Far North District Council area.

Applications must be in by Wednesday 21 March 2018.

FREE! Weekly immunisation clinics at Manaia Health PHO

If you'd like to know more about our immunisation clinic please call Manaia Health PHO on 438 1015.

One team, many businesses: Supporting delivery of the 2016 New Zealand health strategy

The Primary Health Alliance has today published the latest in its series of discussion papers One team, many businesses: Supporting delivery of the 2016 New Zealand Health Strategy (view here). 

White Cross Whangarei has moved

White Cross Whangarei has moved. The new clinic is at 32 Reyburn Street, Town Basin, Whangarei.

Contact details and opening hours will remain the same:
Phone 09 470 1083
Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am - 8pm.

Thanks to Bream Bay Medical Centre Team

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Donovan Clarke, new CEO of Manaia Health PHO has been visiting General Practices since his arrival.  Many thanks to the Bream Bay Medical Centre team for taking the time out of a busy day to host Donovan.  


Back Row:  Linda Holman, John Chapman, Karin Hiemstra, Donovan Clarke, Maree Dohrman, Sue Hancock

Front Row: Therese Dieleman, Karen Chapman, Maureen Chapman, Kelly McCarthy


Manaia Health PHO Ltd Board

Manaia Health PHO Board held its AGM on Tuesday 8th November 2016 with the following elected to continue supporting, governing and steering the Manaia waka:

Liz Cassidy-Nelson - appointed by Community Advisory Group
Kim Fuller - appointed by Community Advisory Group
Dr Cathy Hurd - appointed by Kaipara Community Committee
Shirleyanne Brown - appointed by Terenga Paraoa Ltd
Marie Tautari - appointed by Terenga Paraoa Ltd
Gwen Tepania-Palmer - appointed by Terenga Paraoa Ltd
Dr Andrew Miller (Chair) - appointed by Whangarei Healthcare Ltd

New health chief welcomed to role

Manaia PHO CEO Donovan Clarke at the Pehiaweri Marae. 16 September 2016 Northern Advocate photograph by Michael Cunningham