Te Hauora Runanga o Wairarapa (THRoW) was established in 1985 as a community support service for Māori Health in the Wairarapa region. It grew from initiatives developed by Māori Health workers seeking to establish a more focussed approach to the delivery of Community health services. THRoW has maintained extensive networks, both with Māori and non-Māori providers and community, and it adopts a "Kaupapa Māori" approach to support.
Ngā Moemoea (The Vision)
Kiā tupu, kiā hua, kiā puawai - Kā ora te tangata
To grow, prosper and thrive in good Health
Ngā Huarahi (Mission Statement)
Whakatāpiri atu ki to Ao Kohatu
Ki te Ao Hou
Kia tupu ake ai ki ngaa taangata
Building together the traditions of old with the new - The people will grow
Ngā Aratika (Guiding Principles)
People are our wealth and their personal development and continuing involvement is central to strengthening whānau, Hapu and Iwi.
Health is wealth
Manaaki ki te tangata applies to all people.
All levels of service provision, our endeavours are consistent with our values.
Pupuritia ki te Aka Matua
Me mau ko te Aka Matua
Kaua ko te Aka Taepa
The proverb comes from the story of Tawhaki, in particular the advice he received from his grandmother Whaitiri in that when he ascends to the heavens he should climb the main vine (Aka Matua) and not the hanging vine (Aka taepa).