E tūtaki ana ngā kapua o te rangi, kei runga, kei runga te Mangoroa e kōpae pū ana || The clouds in the sky close over, but above them spreads the milky way

PADA Māori Maternal Mental Health Hui


Waiora Whāea – 27 & 28 Oketopa October 2022


Tangatarua Marae – Rotorua



Join us on 27 and 28 Oketopa October 2022 for our second in person Māori Maternal Mental Health Hui, being held at Tangatarua Marae in Rotorua.

We are grateful to be bringing our annual Māori Maternal Mental Health hui back in person, following our first hui held in Orakei Marae in Noema November 2020, and last year our Hui-Ā-Ipurangi/Online Hui Whakamana Te Whare Tangata in 2021.

The focus of our hui will be on restoring traditional Māori practices in the maternal mental health space. This is more than a seminar, this hui will be an immersive and interactive experience held over two days, full of the wisdom and healing of Te Ao and Tikanga Māori.


Kaikōrero | Presenters


Ōku Kaikōrero | Our Presenters are yet to be fully announced – all updates will be announced on this page!

We are hoping to bring you the wisdom of Raranga | Māori weaving – Taonga Pūoro | Music – Mirimiri | Massage – Rongoā Māori | Traditional Māori Healing. Watch this space for updates!

Venue | Tangatarua Marae


The very beautiful Tangatarua Marae is located on Mokoia Campus, in the Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology in Rotorua, part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Tangatarua Marae, whose name translates to “two peoples, together in one place in one land” was officially opened on October 5, 1996 and is named after a Tūhourangi ancestor, Tangatarua, who lived on the land where Mokoia Campus is situated today.

Māori maternal mental health hui

Feedback from our last Hui-Ā-Ipurangi 2021


Feedback received from Whakamana Te Whare Tangata Hui-Ā-Ipurangi in Noema November 2021:

“Thank you so much for an amazing hui. This was my first and I feel like I have learnt so much today. There is such incredible mahi happening out in the community. Nga mihi x “

“This was such a special day, thank you for sharing your knowledge and kaupapa with us ”

“Nga mihinui ki a koutou mo tenei raa huitopa. Miharo o koutou mahi”

“Nga mihi nui to everyone for all the awesome inspiring presentations”

“As a pakeha, what I gained was invaluable appreciation for what it means to have to fight for your voice to be heard and your ways to be respected. Knowledge weighs a tonne but it does help build bridges”

“How important it is to return to have a traditional Māori health system that I believe will not only start to help heal the Māori community but is also a healing and environmentally sustainable health system for everyone.”

“As pākehā kaimahi we need to focus on cultural safety in all that we do. I have been doing my post graduate in this area and want to know from whānau what it is that works well for them.”

“It increased my knowledge of traditional māori knowledge and after emailing Joanne Rama set me on a path to study more about it for myself and for others.”

Thanks to our funders

With thanks to Te Hiringa Hauora | Health Promotion Agency and COGS Community Organisation Grants Scheme for funding to enable this hui to go ahead, and to Bay Trust for subsiding the cost of registrations.