TTT Practice Contact

Te Tai Tokerau PHO

Jody Plooy

Manawa Ora Administrator

Bachelor of Science in Psychology

After attending University I worked in a rest home as a dementia caregiver and medication administrator. I then worked at Dargaville Medical Centre on Administration and as a Healthcare Assistant with a wide variety of responsibilities.

I am very pleased to be working at Manaia PHO with incredible people who care about the health and wellbeing of everyone in the community. I have a passion for healthcare and believe in the values that Manaia works by; Tika, Pono, Aroha.

Mark Trudinger

Health Promotion Coordinator

Bachelor of Business (Communication); Diploma of Management

My initial professional background was as a communications consultant for not-for-profit organisations and government departments, with a focus on young people, health, environment, literacy, housing, and access to legal services. My clients ranged from women’s health centres and youth services through to large NGOs, as well as government departments of health, education, and ethnic affairs.

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

Judith Hall

Kaitiaki Network Facilitator

Registered Nurse
PG Cert Health Science
Mental Health and Addiction Credential Te Ao Maramatanga

Present role
The purpose of this newly established role is to support and enhance carer resilience. This is to allow carers of people with a life limiting illness (in the last year of life) to continue in the caring role while maintaining their own well-being.


Alison Giblin

Area of Expertise: 
Adults with issues of depression, grief, anxiety, and work or relationship related stress, mindfulness, CBT and imaginal processes

Alison Giblin
BA, Grad.Dip.Ed,,Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling

Works at Room 4, 69 Bank St,Whangarei
Contact Mob: 027405699

I have lived in Northland for over 25 years and have 3 grown-up children. I have been working as a counsellor in Whangarei since 2008.

I am passionate about supporting my clients to grow beyond old limiting patterns to create lives of clarity and integrity. I work mainly with adults with issues of depression, grief, anxiety, and work or relationship related stress.

I teach mindfulness practices and use CBT techniques and imaginal processes.

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