Whānau Whanui (Māori Public Health) is a regional public health collective consisting of Raukura Hauora o Tainui, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, Te Whānau o Waipareira and Hāpai Te Hauora.

Through fortnightly meetings, the collective together advances public health and continues the legacy of our tupuna by creating environments in which whānau and communities thrive in the areas of: tihei mauri ora (reducing tobacco use), kia maarie (reducing drug and alcohol use), whai ao (improving nutrition & exercise) and tamariki ora (wellchild health promotion)


Research backs flax bassinets for safer sleeping

Featuring: Arnia Appleby

Fizz Free Whānau

Featuring: Janell Dymus-Kurei, Kera Sherwood-O'Regan

Other Highlights:

  • Policy initiatives implemented across Auckland for four public health issues areas
  • Cessation and abstinence as a result of our work
  • 100+ stakeholders worked with
  • Supporting Māori community members to contribute to the Local Approved Products policy
  • Evaluation workshops tailored for Whānau Whanui logic models developed
  • Workforce development forums attended

Whānau Whanui abstract accepted for ANA conference later this year

The focal point for ‘Rapu Ora, Whai Ora’ Kaupapa will be about changing the perceptions of whanau around engagement in physical activity and nutrition... Read more

Our Team

Ants Hawke
Ants Hawke

General Manager

Rangi McLean
Rangi McLean

National Cultural Advisor

Emma Espiner
Emma Espiner

National Communications Lead

Kera Sherwood-O'Regan
Kera Sherwood-O'Regan