Manaia Health News

White Cross Whangarei has moved

White Cross Whangarei has moved. The new clinic is at 32 Reyburn Street, Town Basin, Whangarei.

Contact details and opening hours will remain the same:
Phone 09 470 1083
Open Monday to Friday 7.30am - 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am - 8pm.

Thanks to Bream Bay Medical Centre Team

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Donovan Clarke, new CEO of Manaia Health PHO has been visiting General Practices since his arrival.  Many thanks to the Bream Bay Medical Centre team for taking the time out of a busy day to host Donovan.  


Back Row:  Linda Holman, John Chapman, Karin Hiemstra, Donovan Clarke, Maree Dohrman, Sue Hancock

Front Row: Therese Dieleman, Karen Chapman, Maureen Chapman, Kelly McCarthy


Manaia Health PHO Ltd Board

Manaia Health PHO Board held its AGM on Tuesday 8th November 2016 with the following elected to continue supporting, governing and steering the Manaia waka:

Liz Cassidy-Nelson - appointed by Community Advisory Group
Kim Fuller - appointed by Community Advisory Group
Dr Cathy Hurd - appointed by Kaipara Community Committee
Shirleyanne Brown - appointed by Terenga Paraoa Ltd
Marie Tautari - appointed by Terenga Paraoa Ltd
Gwen Tepania-Palmer - appointed by Terenga Paraoa Ltd
Dr Andrew Miller (Chair) - appointed by Whangarei Healthcare Ltd

New health chief welcomed to role

Manaia PHO CEO Donovan Clarke at the Pehiaweri Marae. 16 September 2016 Northern Advocate photograph by Michael Cunningham

New CEO Appointed!

Kia ora koutou

On behalf of the Manaia Health PHO Board  I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Donovan Clarke (Ngati Hine, Waikato-Tainui) as our new CEO.  Donovan is excited about joining Manaia Health PHO as Chief Executive and we are just as excited he is coming home to Northland. 

NEW! Whangarei Primary & Community Nursing Model of Care

During 2015 / 2016 consultation occurred with nurses and consumers about the future model of nursing in the community. As a consequence a new model has emerged which has recently been sanctioned as one of the components of the Neighbourhood Healthcare Homes change process. The new model will commence in Whangarei as the first ‘tranche’ and rolled out to the rest of Northland over the next two years.

For further enquiries phone: Mary Carthew 021 2724072

Inspiring Resilience and Mental Health Wellness in Youth

Inspiring Resilience and Mental Health Wellness in Youth
Lucy Treadwell, Manaia Health PHO Youth Mental Health Clinician, has been working in partnership with Te Ora Hou with Mike Tupaea delivering a successful project for young fathers using art as a medium for therapy, E Ara, Kia Marama.

Boosting health outcomes in Northland  – a New Zealand success story…  


Media Statement
29 April 2016

Boosting health outcomes in Northland
– a New Zealand success story…
Outgoing Manaia PHO boss Chris Farrelly ranks Northland’s Healthy Homes Te Tai Tokerau programme the most important and effective health initiative of his 25 year health career – and a stand-out for New Zealand.

Sore Throats -Preventing Rhematic Fever Free Swabbing Programme

Some Northland Pharmacies Whangarei are offering a FREE sore throat swabbing programme for children and young people aged 4-19 years and for other eligible members of their Whanau (aged 3-35years)

Please click below for details