Manaia Health News

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

New CEO Appointed!

Kia ora koutou

On behalf of the Manaia Health PHO Board  I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Donovan Clarke (Ngati Hine, Waikato-Tainui) as our new CEO.  Donovan is excited about joining Manaia Health PHO as Chief Executive and we are just as excited he is coming home to Northland. 

NEW! Whangarei Primary & Community Nursing Model of Care

During 2015 / 2016 consultation occurred with nurses and consumers about the future model of nursing in the community. As a consequence a new model has emerged which has recently been sanctioned as one of the components of the Neighbourhood Healthcare Homes change process. The new model will commence in Whangarei as the first ‘tranche’ and rolled out to the rest of Northland over the next two years.

For further enquiries phone: Mary Carthew 021 2724072

Inspiring Resilience and Mental Health Wellness in Youth

Inspiring Resilience and Mental Health Wellness in Youth
Lucy Treadwell, Manaia Health PHO Youth Mental Health Clinician, has been working in partnership with Te Ora Hou with Mike Tupaea delivering a successful project for young fathers using art as a medium for therapy, E Ara, Kia Marama.

Boosting health outcomes in Northland  – a New Zealand success story…  


Media Statement
29 April 2016

Boosting health outcomes in Northland
– a New Zealand success story…
Outgoing Manaia PHO boss Chris Farrelly ranks Northland’s Healthy Homes Te Tai Tokerau programme the most important and effective health initiative of his 25 year health career – and a stand-out for New Zealand.

Sore Throats -Preventing Rhematic Fever Free Swabbing Programme

Some Northland Pharmacies Whangarei are offering a FREE sore throat swabbing programme for children and young people aged 4-19 years and for other eligible members of their Whanau (aged 3-35years)

Please click below for details




Patient Portal - To be rolled out across Northland

Staying in contact with your doctor just got easier  - Do it online

Manaia PHO Practices now have the option to offer a Patient Portal to their Patients

It will let you

Free kids' GP visits rolled out in Northland

Northland families like Cara Collins' will have one less bill to pay now healthcare for her two youngest sons is free.  On October 1, Northland became the only region in the country to roll out free general practitioner visits, after-hours consultations and prescription fees for children between 6 and 12 years old. While it will be implemented nationally next year, Northland health organisations chose to start the service early.

Ms Collins, who is a single mum with three kids, said the move will "help out heaps".