At some point all of us struggle with our health – we eat the wrong foods, don’t exercise enough, don’t get our regular check-ups when we should – and so the list goes on. Do you want to do something about that?

At Te Matatini 2015, you will have the opportunity to catch up with a host of health professionals led by Gail McLauchlan, from Community and Public Health. We will create a hauora village that is active, positive and empowering, where you won’t feel whakamā about asking for help and the health professionals will provide their service to you for free.

If you are a health provider and want to be part of this vibrant, inspiring and active hauora village, please register online at or contact Gail via email [email protected], phone 03 364 1777, mobile 027 512 6164.

Hauora village location

The hauora village will be located in the Te Matatini market place. The aim of the hauora village is to provide information and services that support Māori whānau to achieve active, positive and healthy lifestyles. The village will operate under the Te Pae Mahutonga indigenous framework and will advocate Mauriora (access to as secure cultural identity); Waiora (environmental protection); Toiora (healthy lifestyles); Te Oranga (participation in society); Ngā Manukura (leadership) and Te Mana Whakahaere (autonomy).

Key themes
The hauora village aims to promote:

Te Pae Mahutonga

  • Whānau ora
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Wellbeing
  • Healthy kai
  • Physical activity
  • Quality local and distinctly southern products and services.

We expect hauora village health providers to commit to providing the following to all festival participants:

  • An interactive and positive experiencengaging and educational interaction
  • A caring and professional service
  • Innovative approaches and examples of how to achieve a healthy lifestyle
  • If you are providing kai, please provide healthy kai.

We expect that all services in the hauora village will be provided free of charge to festival participants. If you wish to charge for your services, you will need to register (and purchase) a stall space in the general market place from Te Matatini. Stall registrations can be found on

Te Matatini is a whānau friendly, smoke, alcohol and drug-free event. It is an opportunity for all people, regardless of culture, background or age to come together to share and celebrate the richness of Māori culture.

If this sounds like you, we welcome your registration. Check in at or contact Gail McLauchlan [email protected] phone 03 364 1777, mobile 027 512 6164. For more information on the hauora village go to

Keep watching this space whānau. There are lots of great reasons for you to come to Te Matatini. We encourage whānau to buy the early bird tickets now and not to wait until December. Ticket prices go up in January.

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