4 Jul 2014

Kaupapa approach for new centre

7:57 pm on 4 July 2014

The people behind a community health centre opening in Manawatu this weekend say it will treat patients with a Kaupapa Maori approach.

The $2 million facility is part of Te Waiora partnership between Central Public Health, which subsidises Foxton's health services, and Te Runanga o Raukawa, which does the same in Shannon.

Project manager Tawhiti Kunaiti said the centre would offer GP treatment at first, and they hoped to eventually include other services such as budgeting aid.

The powhiri process would be used at the centre, to make sure whanau felt they were in a comfortable place to be healed.

Te Waiora will still operate a clinic in Shannon, and a satellite facility in Himatangi.