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

Brook Huirama 

Clinic Coordinator

Ko Taupiri me Pirongia nga Maunga
Ko Waikato me Waipa nga Awa
Ko Kawhia me Whaingaroa nga Moana
Ko Waikato/Ngati Maniapoto nga Iwi
Ko Ngati Tamainupo me Te Akaimapuhia nga Hapu

Brook was brought up in a small community called Ngaruawahia and attended school at Te Wharekura o Rakaumanga.  Following school Brook went on to study Business Management and Administration.

Brook has worked in the Health sector for a number of years and is very keen to share his knowledge and skills with our Hauora here.

Email:  reception@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Kiley Te Moni 

Practice Nurse

Coming soon

Emal: nurse@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Anne Schenkel

Community/Practice Nurse

Ko Maungatautari toku maunga
Ko Waikato toku awa
Ko Ngati Pakeha toku iwi

Ani is a Registered Nurse with a few decades experience working in health.
She enjoys working in a Kaupapa Maori team, using her experience and knowledge to support whanau of all ages- from pepe to kaumatua.
Ani recently moved to live in the beautiful Bay of Plenty close to Katikati and joined the awesome Pirirakau Hauora team in January 2021. Her role will include some mahi in the community as well as supporting Kiley with the GP clinic at the hauora.

Email - a.schenkel@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Dr Malcolm Christie

General Practitioner

My name is Malcolm Christie. I have been working as a GP at Pirirakau Hauora since 2017.
We have been looking for a replacement for Dr Nigel who left at the end of 2019.
I am pleased to welcome our new GP Dr Vaune Alexis who recently joined the clinical team.
We are expecting it will be easier to get an appointment with the two of us working
each other. I will be reducing my hours back to three days a week now that Vaune has arrived.
I am also very pleased to welcome Anne Schenkel to the nursing team. We now have a full
complement of medical staff which will improve our service provision to the community.
I was born and raised in Lower Hutt. After attending Otago University I worked in the Wellington and Hawkes Bay
regions before coming to Tauranga with my wife in 2001. I enjoy spending time with my three children who are now aged 15, 17 and 19.
I look forward to seeing you at Pirirakau Hauora

Dr Vaune Alexis

General Practitioner

My name is Vaune Alexis. I was born in the Seychelles, studied medicine in Otago ,  New Zealand. I am currently working as a GP registrar, helping  out the  main GP , Dr Malcom Christie.  
I am hoping to complete my GP training soon. I love sport and music and passionate about soccer. I used to play for AFC Fury football club  which was base in Te Puna at Maramatanga Park and that’s how I first came across Pirirakau Hauora Clinic.
I am currently working 5 days a week  from 8am to 4.30pm .  I like doing  skin lesions minor surgeries  (such as skin biopsies/excisions) , toenail wedges excisions  and joints injections.  I  look forward to working with all the Whanaus in Pirirakau

Nga Mihi 

Theresa Wynyard (nee Cook)

Homecare Support Services Nurse

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Rereatukahia te Awa
Ko Mātaatua te Waka
Ko Ngai te Rangi te iwi
Ko Ngai Tamawhariua te Hapu
Ko Te Rereatukahia te Marae

Theresa was born in Katikati and as a Māori Nurse I incorporate the principles and protocols of Tikanga within my everyday life and nursing practice. Understanding and incorporating concepts such as whakawhanaungatanga, tika ,pono and aroha has assisted me greatly in the successful implementation of my nursing practice.


Email - t.wynyard@pirirakauhauora.org.nz