Waka Oranga

He pānui aituā. He aituā!

Kua hinga to tātou mareikura

E hotuhotu ana ngā manawa

E heke ana ngā roimata

Ka hoki mai e hine ki ngā ringa i ou tūpuna.


It is with much sadness that we wish to advise our friends, colleagues and membership of the passing of our kuia, Whaea Hinewirangi Kohu Morgan.

Hinewirangi passed away on Wednesday 15 February 2023, following a stay in hospital where she had been supported by whānau.

We have been fortunate to have been guided by the wise teachings and whakaaro of our kuia, who placed aroha, healing and the well-being of whānau at the centre of everything she did. With much strength and kaha, she sung her own soul into being and then generously shared that healing journey with many.

Kia hora te marino, Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, Kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tōu huarahi e te mareikura.

nā Te Rūnanga o Waka Oranga

16 February 2023


Pānui nā Te Whānau Kohu

re:  Tangihanga

Our Māmā is now home, laying peacefully within her whare tipuna ā Tamateapokaiwhenua, Huria Marae, Tauranga Moana.

Details for the duration of her tangihanga for the next couple of days are as follows:


There will be set times for manuhiri/ope for Thursday 16th and Friday 17th February, these are 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

KARAKIA every night will be at 6pm for those who wish to attend.

RĀ NEHU will be on Saturday 18th February with further details to come.

If you are unwell or isolating whānau, please stay home so as not to compromise the health and wellbeing of us all.


Mana Motuhake

Mo whānau, hapū, iwi

Tēnā koutou katoa.  Kia ora.

Waka Oranga extend a warm welcome to you.

We are a group of Māori practitioners (kaiwhakaruruhau) who are committed to improving health outcomes and quality of life for Māori.  Waka Oranga has been seeded from the ideas and aspirations of tangata whenua to achieve tino rangatiratanga (self-determination) for whānau, hapū and iwi within Aotearoa.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi provides the foundation for the political, economic, spiritual and social context of our life and our work.  Māori psychotherapy practitioners hold that the needs and rights of individuals are indivisible from the needs and rights of whānau, hapū and iwi.  In contrast to the unjust and unsustainable ethos of extreme individualism, we aspire for our clients, and for ourselves, a benign human presence on the planet.  Three fundamental aspects of this tikanga are environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfilment.  We affirm that our intrapsychic reality is a microcosm and reflection of the wider world in which we live.

Since 2009 Waka Oranga has been engaged in an ongoing treaty relationship with the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists.

Our  constitution (PDF) details the kaupapa of Waka Oranga further.

He aha te nui? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

What is the most important thing? It is people, it is people, it is people.