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Te Houtaewa Māori Charitable Trust

THMCT is a not-for-profit education and development Charitable Trust, for descendants of Ngāpuhi Nui Tonu. They are the Kaitiaki, guardian and curators for the pūrākau of a tupuna, Te Houtaewa.


To contribute towards transforming Hauora Māori from one of our country’s most significant health risks to one of our greatest achievements, for the people of, Aotearoa, New Zealand.

THMCT service objectives respond to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the need to prevent or mitigate the impact of external threats to whānau, hapū, iwi, and Māori communities as a response to COVID-19 pandemic.   

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges for us all, to maintain a healthy lifestyle, quality of life, and well-being. Preliminary evidence has suggested that higher odds of both mortality and severity of the COVID-19 are closely associated with unhealthy lifestyle behaviours. Thus, to contribute to this challenging global situation. 

Rongoā Māori is informed by a body of knowledge that has, as its core, the enhancement of Māori wellbeing. In this way, Rongoā Māori differs from a Western medical paradigm, whose focus is primarily the absence of health and wellbeing and treatments/interventions to return to a state of health. Traditional healing is formulated in a Māori cultural context, in which THMCT delivers services that include Mana Moutuhake (autonomy, identity, and self-actualisation).  Traditional Rongoā Māori is where THMCT has invested, Te Houtaewa footprint, to contribute various services into Te Tai Tokerau communities. 

Trust Details
Business Name Te Houtaewa Māori Charitable Trust
Trading Name Te Houtaewa Māori Trust
First Established 1991
Structure Charitable Trust
Registered Office Address 14/18 Dudley Crescent, Cable Bay 0420
Status Registered
Contact Number 0211875709
Email info@tehoutaewa.co.nz
Website www.thmct.co.nz
Charities Registration number CC47743
Incorporated Societies Registration number AK1280113
Incorporation Date 3 March 2003
Registration Date 27 February 2003
NZBN 9429043000647
GST Registered 85-661-566
Accountant Harrison Gillespie
Auditor Hartnell Grond Walker
Bank ASB Bank Ltd. Kaitaia
Organisational Registered Bank Account Te Houtaewa Māori Trust
Bank Account Number 12-3096-0289630-00
ACC* Approved Vendor for Traditional Rongoa Māori ID Vendor Registration - VBC205
Northland District Health Board Supplier 366844-00
Ministry of Health Provider 366844-00
Ringa Atawhai Mātauranga Delivery Qualified YES

*ACC may contribute to the cost of our services. THMCT is an approved Vendor for Traditional Rongoā Maori.