Mā te mātauranga kia tipu ako ake ngā rangatiratanga,
a ngā tikanga otira te whānau

Ngā Kākano Foundation is a tangata whenua owned and operated organisation established in 1986 by our kuia Piatarihi Kihirini (Tapuika, Tūhourangi, Ngā Pōtiki, Ngāti Pūkenga) focused on empowering rangatahi through the teaching of traditional tribal history, the pursuit of knowledge and excellence.

Over the years Ngā Kākano Foundation has been privileged to have at its helm strong visionary leaders supported by wahine toa passionate about growing better futures for our tamariki, rangatahi, whānau.

This included 10 years of weekly kapa haka, waiata mōteatea, history (on a voluntary basis); the establishment of koeke meaningful activities program (continues to operate today) and the retracing of the footsteps of our tūpuna by local tamariki, rangatahi to Raiatea (Tahiti), Rarotonga and Hawaii.

Since then Ngā Kākano Foundation has expanded, providing health and social services to whānau/families living in the Te Puke District. Today Ngā Kākano Foundation provides a comprehensive range of community based health services including GP Practice, Asthma, Diabetes Education and Case Management, Wellchild/Tamariki Ora, Mental Health & Addictions services, Koeke Programme and Whānau Ora.

We acknowledge our relationships we have established with the Western Bay of Plenty PHO, Ngā Mataapuna Oranga as we acknowledge the key people who led and supported our organisation over the past 30 years: Piatarihi Kihirini, Vincent Kihirini, Hoana Taiatini, Patariki Te Hiini, Cath Hauraki, Maina, Tui and Crete Wihapi, Rarunga Wihapi, Ani Potiki, Ririao Wilson, Wharehuia Tamati, Perenara and Kahureremoa Moke; and present whakaruruhau roopū member Raiha Allen..

As Ngā Kākano Foundation evolves the core values of who we are will continue to guide us into the

E kore au e ngaro, he kākano i ruia mai i Rangiātea
I will not be lost, I am a seed descended from Rangiātea

Ngā Kākano Foundation Board of Trustees

Asher McMahon: Chairman
Dr Bryce Kihirini
Marianne Hauraki
Andrew Hauraki
Berna Moke

Management Team

Piatarihi Callaghan: Group Chief Executive
• CEO- Ngā Kākano
• NMZM Queens Honour Award (for services to Māori) 2012
• 2018 – 2015 Group Chief , Ngā Kākano Foundation
• 2014 – 2012 Manager Integrated Services, Ngā Kākano Foundation
• 2011 - 2008 Lead Negotiator, Treaty of Waitangi Claims, Tapuika Iwi Authority
• 2007 – 2010 Practice Manager, Ngā Kākano Family Practice
• 2009 - 2006 Principal Consultant, Moko Business Associates
• ETS ISO 9000:2000 Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor Training
• Bachelor Social Science (Waikato University) 1985

Rutu Maxwell-Swinton: Community Services
• 30 years’ experience in Māori health specifically in the establishment
  and development of Māori
• Member of BOP-DHB Rūnanga Executive
• Member of BOP-DHB Community Public Health & Disability Statutory Committee
• Member of Regional Māori Advisory Board, Regional Community Probation Services
• Bachelor of Applied Management (BAppMgt) Otago Polytechnic
• Bachelor of Social Services (Counselling) (BSocSci) Otago Polytechnic
• Accredited ISO Lead Auditor International Quality Management Systems
• Health & Disability Auditor
• Clinical Supervisor (Substance Abuse Matrix Intensive Outpatient Treatment)
• DAPAANZ Registered Alcohol and other Drug Practitioner, IOP Matrix Model trained

John Porima: Quality Assurance
• Ngāti Manawa, Patuheuheu Ngāti Haka, Tūhoe, Ngāti Whare, Tainui, Ngā Puhi
• Graduate Diploma in Business Studies in Management and Leadership for
  Māori Providers Massey University
• Quality Management Systems Auditor ETRS IRCA Certified IATCA2164
• Trained Health & Safety Representative Section 19G Health and Safety in
  Employment Act 1992
  Stage 1 EMA
• Trained Health & Safety Representative Section 19G Health and Safety in
  Employment Act 1992
  Stage 2 EMA
• Trained Privacy & Confidentiality Officer Legislative Requirements
  – HASE Act 1992 EMA
• Certified Health & Disability Auditor
• Member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand
• Board Trustee of Te Rūnanga O Ngāti Manawa
• Chairman Ngāti Manawa Rūnanga Charitable Trust,
• Ngāti Manawa Bay of Plenty DHB Rūnanga Iwi Representative

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Haumi ē – order online fresh kai delivered

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New Mobile CBACs Closer to Home

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Kai – Foodbank

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Whānau Direct funding for whānau in need

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Bay of Plenty Civil Defence - Help with essentials

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Kaupapa Māori community based assessment clinic

A Kaupapa Māori community based assessment clinic will be at Moko Marae on Tuesday from 10am – 2pm.  The name of the kaupapa is Te Apārangi Tūpore and is a partnership between Kaupapa MāoriRead more

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