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

Hone Moetara 

Rongoa & Mirimiri Therapy

Ko Ramaroa te Maunga
Ko Hokianga te Moana
Ko Ngatokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Ngapuhi te Iwi
Ko Ngati Korokoro te Hapu

Hone comes from the far North, a little place called Opononi in the Hokianga Harbour.

Hone and his family settled in Tauranga in 2003 and have fallen in love with this beautiful place and the people from Tauranga Moana.

Hone’s style of Mirimiri is holistic, and he uses a variety of different techniques that cater for everyone’s individual needs.

Ever since Hone was a young boy he has been passionate about Massage and recalls walking on his mother’s back to relieve her aches and pains.  As the years went by Hone has massaged friends and family picking up tips from body workers and healers along the way.

Hone’s official training was through “Aqua Vida” in Relaxation Massage, Anatomy and Physiology.  Since then he has worked from Pacifica Massage, Papamoa Ocean Blue Gym, Health 4 You, and alongside Osteopaths, Chiropractors and Physiotherapists.

Hone enjoys working with Pirirakau Hauora and assisting the whānau of Pirirakau, and with the right food and exercise, massage therapy is an integral part of reducing stress, managing pain and preventing injury.

Email - h.moetara@pirirakauhauora.org.nz

Arleen Jory

Mirimiri Therapy

Ko Mauao te maunga​
Ko Pirirakau te hapu ​
Ko Ngai te Rangi me Ngati Ranginui te iwi​
Ko Tutereinga me Ngati Hangarau ngā marae​
Ko Arleen Jory tōku ingoa​

Arleen and her husband Wayne and son Wayne also live locally in Te Puna. 5 brothers (2 deceased) & 1 sister who lives in Melbourne.​
Parents John & Fanny Rolleston (deceased), were very much involved with the marae namely Tutereinga Marae coaching Arleen from a very young age out on the marae tennis court just outside their whanau whare, until Arleen managed to beat both parents.
Before venturing out on her own Represented NZ Tennis Federation Cup, Junior Wimbledon, NZ Maori Tennis representative for many years. Arleen has also  played a role as Captain of the Te Puna Netball Team helping them take out the than named Tauranga Netball Association Club Championship before they moved to the Harbourside Netball Courts over the Mount. Represented WBOP Netball as player and captain for many years.​
 Whilst on the circuit, to keep your body in tip- top shape having a physio and masseur was a priority due to the high tensity workload of playing on hard surfaces, clay & grass courts, played a lot of factors in my choice to do Mirimiri (massage). ​
Likes: Netball, Tennis, Dancing, Karaoke, Music​
Foods: Boil-up, Hangi, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Seafood​
As a former employee back in 1998 than as Mirimiri Practitioner, I have come back to Pirirakau Hauora as Mirimiri Therapist at Te Oturu Trust​
Nau mai e te whanau o Te Pirirakau, Kaumatua, Kuia, Rangatahi​ mai.

Kimberly Van Oorde

Mirimiri Therapy

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Takitimu te Waka
Ko Ngati Ranginui te Iwi
Ko Pirirakau te Hapu
Ko Tawhitinui te Marae
Ko Kimberly ahau

Kimberly has been living in Aotearoa for 4.5 years, having been born in Melbourne and raised on the East coast of Australia where her parents relocated from New Zealand 40 years ago, she decided to journey to the place of her tipuna in Tauranga and re-connect with her extended whanau and the whenua.
Her history of mahi has been largely focused around well-being, beginning in the food industry, 20 years catering and preparing wholesome and healthy meals within restuarants, cafes, on location for films/TV and catering for wellness workshops and events.  She is passionate about and has practiced a predominantly vegetarian diet for almost 15years.

Her interest in holistic health and wellness expanded to learning Yoga, Meditation and Massage for her own personal healing journey 15 years ago and have in the past 7 years been sharing those practices within her community and whanau.
She is currently studying Rongoa Maori at Te Wananga o Aotearoa, to expand her knowledge in Te Ao Maori.
She has travelled abroad to more than 20 countries, learning of different cultures and ways of life.
Mirimiri for Kimberly is a form of integrative bodywork to balance and harmonize a person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual framework.


Cherelle Brodie

Te Oturu Receptionist

My name is Cherelle and I am returning to Pirirakau Hauora after 5 years as the Service Coordinator for Te Oturu and also as a relief Kaimirimiri. My previous role was a Mirimiri Therapist so I'm very happy to be working back in familiar surroundings plus new and old faces.
Throughout my adulthood my love and passion for healing started to emerge, studying different healing tools to assist in a holistic approach to homeostasis. In the past 4 years I have had the
opportunity to study Kōkōrangi which has opened up another healing avenue. I continue to use rongoa, mirimiri and a good old korero as healing practices.
I'm excited to be back and look forward to supporting our services here at Te Oturu Oranga.