Te Awakairangi Health Network

About Us

Our Story and Vision

Our Story
What We Do
Our Vision
Our People

About Us

Our Story and Vision

Our Story
What We Do
Our Vision
Our People

About Us

Our Story and Vision

Our Story
What We Do
Our Vision
Careers
Our People

Our Story

Who are we?

The name, Te Awakairangi, means ‘esteemed’ or ‘precious’ and was originally given to the Hutt River in the time of the Ngai Tara settlers.  It was bestowed on the Network by one of our founding Trustees, Kara Puketapu, of Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa, when we were established in 2012.

 Te Awakairangi Health Network is a primary care network that provides quality primary care services across the Hutt Valley. We work with the general practices and a wide range of healthcare providers and community organisations to empower people and enable them to receive the care they need.  More about what we do can be found below.

What We Do

150000
People in the Hutt Valley

We serve the population of the Hutt Valley through a wide range of services and programmes, under contract to Hutt Valley DHB.

125000
Enrolled Patients

Almost 125,000 people are enrolled with Te Awakairangi general practices. Of these people, 18% are Māori, 9% are Pacific, and 14% are Asian. Around 26,000 (21%) live in areas of high deprivation (Quintile 5).

18
General Practices

Our 18 general practices provide primary care services from 22 clinic sites within the Hutt Valley.

Primary Care supports you by...

Primary care support you by having expert and committed general practice teams who:

  • Know you and your whānau and what matters to you
  • Help you to understand how to stay healthy
  • Support you to manage your health conditions and concerns
  • Are accessible and convenient
  • Provide comprehensive care over time
  • Connect you with other health and social services, as needed

We support the general practice teams to support you and your whānau by providing services and programmes that extend the care they can give you. 

We also support the general practice teams to provide more intensive support and intervention for you and your whānau when it is needed, through our dedicated community-based teams (including outreach nurses, community health workers and social workers, clinical pharmacists, dietitians, health coaches and primary mental health professionals).  Click here to see more about how we can help you.

We collaborate with whānau, iwi, community, health and social services providers to achieve the vision of everyone in the Hutt Valley being healthy and well.

Our Vision

EVERYONE IN THE HUTT VALLEY IS HEALTHY AND WELL

Our Purpose

Established in 2012, the purpose of the Network is to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of everyone in the Hutt Valley, with a clear focus on achieving equity.

Our values guide us in everything we do...

Whanaungatanga

Whanaungatanga

Relationships and connections

Manaakitanga

Manaakitanga

Mutual respect, support and care

Rangatiratanga

Rangatiratanga

Leadership, ownership

Pūkengatanga

Pūkengatanga

Expertise and skills

Learn about our goals...

Goal 1:

Improved quality and equitable access to care
  • Improving prevention and screening
  • Extending primary care
  • Managing long term conditions
  • Enabling access to care

Goal 2:

Enhanced and sustainable general practices
  • Transforming general practice
  • Expanding primary care teams
  • Integrating services
  • Improving patient experience

Goal 3:

Enhanced network capability and capacity
  • Partnering for a healthy community
  • Equity and population health
  • Developing Te Awakairangi Health Network

Goal 1:

Improved quality and equitable access to care

Goal 2:

Enhanced and sustainable general practices

Goal 3:

Enhanced network capability and capacity
  • Improving prevention and screening
  • Extending primary care
  • Managing long term conditions
  • Enabling access to care
  • Transforming general practice
  • Expanding primary care teams
  • Integrating services
  • Improving patient experience
  • Partnering for a healthy community
  • Equity and population health
  • Developing Te Awakairangi Health Network
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