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

Sylvia Wilson 

CAMHS Social Worker

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Takitimu te Waka
Ko Ngati Ranginui te Iwi
Ko Pirirakau te Hapu
Ko Paparoa me Tutereinga nga Marae

Sylvia is a registered Social Worker and a graduate with a Bachelor of Social Work in Bicultural Practice, and is based at our Te Oturu office.

She joined the team at Pirirakau Hauora in 2011 as Social Worker for Tamariki/Rangatahi Mental Health Service with a (CAMHS) Contract.

Sylvia is very passionate about working with our tamariki and rangatahi.  She considers it a privilege being involved in their lives walking beside them whilst trying to make positive differences.

Sylvia lives in Te Puna with her whānau on their whenua and close to their marae.  She is the second to youngest of 11 siblings (4 boys & 7 girls).

Email - s.wilson@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Carl Te Ahuru 

NASC Whanau Ora (Needs Assessment & Services Co-ordination)

Ko Tongariro te Maunga
Ko Taupo-nui-a-tia te Moana
Ko Te Arawa te Waka
Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa te Iwi

Carl has returned home to Tauranga after 22 years living in Dunedin.  While he was there, Carl worked in the field of community and forensic mental health as well as cultural education.

Carl has developed a passion for working with and supporting tangata whaiora.

He credits Whaea Rahera Biddle for her support for him in his early days and for all the awesome mahi she has done during her time with Pirirakau Hauora.

Email - c.teahuru@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Moana Rayner 

Flexi Respite Care & Kaumatua Programme Co-ordinator

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Mataatua te Waka
Ko Ngati Pukenga te Iwi
Ko Nga Potiki te Hapu

Moana was born in Tauranga and lived in Welcome Bay, where she grew up and attended Otepou School & Tauranga Girls College.  In 1985 her whānau moved to Te Puna, where she raised her four sons.

Moana has been with Pirirakau Hauora since 2006, and has held numerous roles including; Tamariki Ora & Whānau Ora Kaimahi and Kaumatua Programme Coordinator.  She was our Coordinator for Whānau Ora services, supporting whānau within the community of Pirirakau, and now has moved into the Kaupapa Maori Flexi Respite Kaumatua programme co-ordinator

Working at Pirirakau Hauora, Moana enjoys attending various training to enhance the work she does, she is enjoying her work with whānau members within Pirirakau Rohe.

Email - m.rayner@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Souvie Bluegum 

Oturu Kaumatua Support Services Coordinator

Ko Kakepuku ko Whanokao ngā Maunga
Ko Waipa ko Kereu ngā Awa
Ko Aotea ko Tauira Mai Tawhiti ngā Waka
Ko Ngati Ngawaero ko Te Whānau-ā-Apanui ngā Iwi
Ko Ngati Ngawaero ko Te Whānau-ā- Kaiaio ngā Hapu
Ko Te Manuka ko Maungaroa ngā Marae

Souvie was born in Te Awamutu and currently lives in Katikati with her Husband. They have 6 beautiful tamariki and comes from a big whanau of 5 brothers and 3 sisters. She grew up in Auckland most of herteenage years for education and mahi purposes. She went to Te Kura Māori O Ngā Tapuwae and  feels very fortunate to have had a staunch Māori upbringing and learning about The LORE of the whare wānanga and upholding both Tradition and Tikanga. Both of her parents played important roles within the Healthcare system for our Māori people throughout my upbringing, and got to witness first hand what manaaki tangata is as a child which paved the way for her future goals ahead.

Before coming to mahi with Pirirākau Hauora, she spent 8 years travelling to various parts of the world but mainly in Europe assisting in Māori Healing and Deep tissue massage and manipulation under the Guidance of the late Pāpā Hohepa Delamere and Ezard Tamaki (her father). She worked in Auckland  as an Administrator and Enrolment officer  for one of our most well known maori Tertiary providers.
She is also a self taught Lash Technician with 8 years experience, and is also passionate about Interior Design and Landscaping.
She has a big heart for working with Kaumātua or the Elderly.


Email - s.bluegum@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Bronwyn Morris 

Oturu Kaumatua Support Services Coordinator

Bronwyn grew up in Te Puna, the eldest child of 4 , she went to school at Te Puna Convent, Te Puna Primary and Tauranga Girls College . 

In 2015 she went back to school where I gained a level 4 in Health care assistance as well as a diploma in legal studies, Started a Bachelor of Community health that’s on hold at the moment.

I am now working at the Hauora as one of the Home and Community Support services Coordinators.

Email - b.morris@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Kelsey Tawa

Rangatahi Services Coordinator

Ko Mauao te maunga
ko  Tauranga  te moana
ko Tainui te waka
ko Ngati Ranginui me Ngai Te  Rangi nga iwi
ko Pirirakau te Hapu
ko Poututerangi te marae

Kelsey is one of our Rangatahi Services Coordinators. I grew up in Te Puna. She went to Te Puna Primary school and then on to Aquinas College. Once she finished high school I went on to study Bachelor of Arts majoring in Maori and Pacific development at the University of Waikato. Her role at Pirirakau Hauora is working with Rangatahi services alongside Te Kerekau. She loves working with people especially rangatahi and Tamariki. She is excited to be working with the community to help upskill and educate our rangatahi and help them with their goals through some programmes they will be running.

Email - k.tawa@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Suana Bristow Borell 

Whanau Ora Support Kaimahi

Suana grew up in Te Puna Tauranga, I am the oldest of five children. Her priority is whānau. Her interests have always been sport, Tennis, Netball, where she has played as well as coached. Favourite food is seafood.

She has also taken on the position of being the Whānau Ora kaimahi

Email - s.borell@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Michelle Horne 

Whanau Ora Kaiarahi/Navigator

Ki te taha o toku Māmā
Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te moana
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Ngati Ranginui rāua ko Ngai te Rangi ōku iwi
Ko Pirirākau te hapu
Ko Paparoa rāua ko Tutereinga oku marae

Ki te taha o toku Pāpā
Ko Matawhaura te Maunga
Ko Maketu te Moana
Ko Te Arawa te Waka
Ko Te Arawa te iwi
Ko Ngati Whakahemo te hapu
Ko Pukehina te Marae

Michelle's role here is to support and guide whanau to achieve Whanau Prosperity and Wellbeing – “Mauri Ora, Mauri Tau”
She is positioned within the clinical and social service teams within the hauora, her Kaiarahi position as a navigator operates in both whanau engagement and workforce support.
She is looking forward to embracing this role and supporting our whanau/community to help them achieve their goals, dreams, and aspiration.

Email: m.horne@pirirakauhauora.org.nz


Jasmine Taihuha

Te Ha Ora

Kia Ora 
Ko Kuhuhunui te Mounga
Ko Whakatiwai te Awa
Ko Tikapa te Moana
Ko Wharekawa te Marae
Ko Ngati Paoa te iwi
Ko Hauraki te Hapu
Ko taku mahi ko te Haa ora kaiwhakahaere
Ko Bruce Manamutuhaki Hoeta Taituha toku papa
Ko Dianne Ruth Fisher toku Mama
Ko Jasmine Rose Taituha toku ingoa

Jasmine comes from a small village called Kerepehi on the Hauraki Plains.
She has a background in Beauty and Body therapy and have just finished my Bachelors degree in Community Health and Safety.
She feels blessed to be offered the position as Te Haa Ora facilitator at Pirirakau Hauora.
Her passion is empowering whanau of hapu wahine to strive for stable and healthy relationships for themselves and their whanau which will ensure a great start to life full of wellness and love for their new baby.
By restoring the mana within the hapu mama she is able to equip them with the knowledge of motherhood in which our ancestors used; that allows them to make informed decisions for their baby and their future.
She looks forward to meeting you.

email: j.taituha@pirirakauhauora.org.nz