Who We Are
Papakura Marae was established as an Incorporated Society in 1980 to provide cultural, health and social services for the people of Papakura and its surrounding suburbs.
Papakura Marae is acutely aware of their commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi.
Papakura Marae will provide accessible health and social services for the education, support and betterment of their clients, in particular we will:
Deliver quality services that are accessible in their most appropriate setting,
Promote, support and encourage health initiatives through a network of services that in time will allow whanau to be self sufficient,
Provide a safe environment for and during the delivery of the services for clients and staff that ensure the guiding principles of Tikanga Maori.
The Health industry in New Zealand has undergone major changes with a number of new health policies including He Korowai Oranga etc. This focus on the development of a successful Primary Health Care Strategy presents an ideal opportunity for Papakura Marae to further develop an integrated system of care and wellness.
Papakura Marae will provide a collaborative approach through inclusive consultation and practice, where appropriate, with tangata whenua and other Maori communities ensuring Maori enjoy the same level of care and service delivery enjoyed by non- Maori. This will be done while respecting and ensuring the guiding principles of Tikanga Maori.
MANAAKI WHANAU I NGA WAA KATOA
Unconditional support and care for whanau at all times
Kotahi te kohao o te ngira e kuhuna ai te miro ma, te miro pango, te miro whero
I muri kia mau ki te aroha, ki te ture, me te whakapono
There is but one eye to the needle through which the white, the black, and red threads must pass
After I'm gone hold fast to love, to justice and to the great spirit
Na Potatau Te Wherowhero Matutaera