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

Hone Moetara - Rongoa & Mirimiri Therapy

Nga Puhi

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

Awhimai Brown - Mirimiri Therapist

Ngati Ranginui me Ngati Pukenga

Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Wairoa te Awa
Ko Takitimu te Waka
Ko Ngati Ranginui me Ngati Pukenga nga Iwi
Ko Ngati Kahu me Ngai Tamarawaho nga Hapu

Having a strong interest and passion in holistic body work Awhimai started mirimiri/massage when she was 15yrs of age.  She attended the Wellington School of Massage and studied mirimiri healing with the late Rangimarie Sutherland at the Oasis Centre, Upper Hutt, she also completed 5 years study and training in Gestalt Psychotherapy.

Prior to moving home Awhimai worked at the Natural Health Centre in Wellington alongside many other skilled practitioners offering services including talk therapies.  Awhimai has also attended various workshops throughout the years including rongoa and alternative therapies.

Awhimai loves working with people and helping them heal through Mirimiri.

Email: a.brown@pirirakauhauora.org.nz