Kaupapa Maori Health Care Services
in Te Puna, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.
07 552 4573

Te Huhunu Trust

In 1984 the kaumatua of Pirirakau expressed a desire to provide a legacy to the community.  This vision led to a meeting that approved a proposal to construct low cost, low maintenance kaumatua flats.  The ideal location for this project would be the three acre block of land which had been given over to the ownership of the Catholic Church.  This land had been previously used as a Convent School playground and had been lying idle since the Convent closed.

28th April 1986, after lengthy discussions and negotiations Bishop Gaines approved that the Land Change Deeds be returned to the Pirirakau Community and be administrated by a Charitable Trust made up of representatives from the four marae within Pirirakau community, today we have 11 trustees.

The name Te Huhunu was chosen by the Trust for the 3 acre block of land which was gifted back to the Pirirakau Community by the Catholic Church.  Te Huhunu was a spring located on the adjoining property owned by the Tuhakaraina whānau.

Te Huhunu Trust has built three kaumatua flats, established Pirirakau Kohanga Reo, and constructed the main building of Pirirakau Hauora, landscaped and constructed car parks.

Pirirakau Hauora - Te Huhunu

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