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Te Kōhao Health opens Taakiri Tuu Wellness and Diagnostic Centre

April 18, 2024

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We had the honour of attending and speaking at the opening of Te Kōhao Health’s Taakiri Tuu Wellness and Diagnostic Centre opening on 15 April.

Following a six-year journey, the new centre based in Enderley, Hamilton has been designed to be proactive in prevention and hopes to disrupt the historic continuum. It will provide Whaanau Ora supported access to health services, mental health and addictions services, alongside developing new indigenous models and services.

Te Kōhao Health CEO Lady Tureiti Moxon says, “Maaori are more than twice as likely to die from preventable diseases. The five biggest killers of Maaori are cardiovascular disease, and bowel, lung, breast, and cervical cancers.”

Trust Waikato supported the $12 million build with a $2 million grant from our Significant Capital Projects Fund in 2021.

Collage of images from the opening of the Clinic

Left: Dennis Turton, Trust Waikato Chief Executive and Michelle Nathan, Department of Internal Affairs Community Funding Advisor, holding their gifted waka huia (treasure box) taonga for their organisation’s contribution to the centre.
Right: Aerial image of the Wellness and Diagnostic Centre (image from Te Ao News).

Learn about Te Kōhao Health and their services.

Kiingi Tuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII officially opened the centre. A livestream of the opening ceremony was shared by the Kiingitanga Facebook page and can be viewed below.