The fishhook represents Te Matau a Maui, the fishhook of Maui which is the original name for Hawke’s Bay. As a symbol, the fishhook represents provision and prosperity.
The two peaks of the hook replicate Mataruahou, (known as Scinde Island) Napier.
Ahuriri is the original name for the Napier district.
The name “Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri” refers to the casting of the net across the Ahuriri district to encompass tamariki, rangatahi, whanau, kuia and koroua with the goal of supporting health and wellness
Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri is a registered charitable trust based in Napier City and providing health and social services in Hawke’s Bay. The trust began delivering services in 1994 as the result of a close affiliation with the local branch of the Maori Women’s Welfare League and Nga Kohanga Reo (Maori Language nests).
Since then, the service has expanded to include a range of primary health care services. In February 1999, Te Kupenga Hauora – Ahuriri became the distinct legal entity that it is today.
The organisation has shown consistent growth since inception and now provides a range of services for whanau in its area with a particular focus on tamariki, rangatahi in decile 1 and 2 schools, whanau residents in the lower socio-economic suburbs in Napier and surrounding districts and most of all pakeke and kaumatua.
Services currently delivered include School Health and Social Support services, support to reduce the welfare dependancy by Youth, Kia Piki te Ora (Suicide Prevention strategies), Family Start, Dental Health Education, Breast and Cervical Screening Support, Mobile Nursing and Social Support, Healthy Lifestyles (Physical Activity and Nutrition), Aukati Kai Paipa and Whanau Poutama Planning (Whanau Integration and Innovation Engagement Fund).
In addition the organisation prides itself as a current Whanau Ora provider, investing in future strategies to improve the response needed, to support whanau to be empowered and inspired about creating positive futures for themselves.
Strategically, the organisation acitvely participates and contributes to local, regional and national forums that will contribute to better outcomes for whanau. This includes an integrated vision with the Regional Smokefree Coalition, Kahungunu Hiko Whenua, Safer Communities and some steering committees like the Hawkes Bay Oral Health Advisory Group and the Hawkes Bay Immunisation Advisory Group (to name a few).