Our Mahi

Te Rau Matatini's core business is workforce development (Māori and non-Māori), education, clinical and cultural capability and capacity for the advancement of indigenous health and wellbeing for our people, their communities and whānau families. 


Our Vision Te Rau Matatini leads the way in developing the Māori workforce that can take Māori health to new heights.  The new heights see a major emphasis on the prevention of poor health and the promotion of wellness - Mauri Ora.   

In response to the increasing rates of restrictive practices of Māori in mental health services, and in recognition of the value that partnerships with tangata motuhake provide. 

Collective Impact and Cultural Connectedness Te Rau Matatini is contracted by Health Workforce New Zealand, within the Ministry of Health, as the National Centre for the Māori Mental Health and Addiction Workforce.   

Waka Hourua supports Māori whānau, hapū, iwi, Pasifika families and communities to develop and enhance their own capacity and capability to prevent suicide and to respond safely and effectively when and if suicide occurs.

Te Kīwai Rangahau is the Research, Evaluation & Data Intelligence Unit of Te Rau Matatini, based 233 Anglesea Str, Hamilton.  

Te Rau Matatini has been designing and developing Māori Health Workforce training programmes for the past ten years.  These programmes focus on improving the cultural competency of the health workforce, and responding to the needs of Māori and their communities.  

Te Rau Matatini administers a number of Ministry of Health funded scholarships programmes to build the capacity, capability and acknowledges Māori Health leadership within the Mental Health and Addiction sector.