About Us

About THINK Hauora


THINK Hauora is a not-for-profit charitable trust, that provides primary healthcare services to the MidCentral DHB population. Primary healthcare services are managed and delivered in the community through the PHO.

Two documents that define our organisation are our THINK Hauora Strategy 2019-2025 and Ka Ao, Ka Awatea.

For more information about our name change see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section.

Our vision:

'Connecting Communities for Wellbeing'

 Our Strategic Aims:

  • W - Whānau Ora Achieving wellbeing
  • E - Equity People, community voice and data-driven
  • A - Access Easy, available, cross-sectors
  • V - Value Teams, technology, performance
  • I - Innovation Quality improvement, excellence, engagement
  • N - Networking Relationships, partnerships, collective impact
  • G - Growth Sustainability, system and alignment focus

Our Values:

  • Trust: Maintaining open and honest relationships
  • Respect: Embracing diversity, uniqueness and ideas
  • Unity: Valuing strengths and skills
  • Accountability: Working in a transparent and responsible manner
  • Courage: Participating with confidence and enjoyment

Our Key roles:

  • Develop Primary Healthcare capacity and capability in the MidCentral District
  • Support the delivery of high quality Primary Healthcare through our contracted General Practices
  • Work with local communities and enrolled populations
  • Identify and remove health inequities
  • Offer access to comprehensive services to improve, maintain and restore people’s health
  • Co-ordinate care across service areas
  • Continuously improve quality using good information

Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi:

We are committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi), recognising and respecting the principles of Partnership, Protection and Participation, and the articles of Kawanatanga – governance and the relationship between Treaty Partners, Tino Rangatiratanga – the right to be self-determining in all areas, Oritetanga – authentic contributions that drive equitable access and outcomes and Te Ritenga – honouring the beliefs, values and aspirations of Māori.

  • Implementing Te Tiriti o Waitangi articles and principles into the overall governance, planning and delivery of services
  • Acknowledging Te Tiriti o Waitangi articles and principles that underpin our strategy
  • Being responsive to Māori interests and ensuring these are protected