Established in 1992 under Manukau City Council, Te Ora O Manukau is a network that began as an integrated, intersectoral forum in response to the then Manukau City Council’s Healthy Cities initiative driven by commitment and aspirations of Mana Whenua and key Maori organisations and individuals.    In 2010 during the ‘super city’ reforms, Te Ora O Manukau became a registered Incorporated Society.  Over the years, following the changes to Auckland Council and changes to the sector, Te Ora O Manukau struggled to remain relevant.   However, over the last 12 months Te Ora O Manukau has reviewed its purpose and direction and is excited to take the orginal kaupapa and give it new life.

Now in 2016,  we are working to grow and strengthen our network and implement our purpose and direction in the current environment.    We provide our members a means to explore opportunities, work collaboratively with member and with key partners to positively contribute to better outcomes for Maori and all communities within South Auckland.  With vast experience, reach and knowledge of our members it provides insight and understanding about maori communities and all commuities within a kaupapa maori framework.  Our commitment to whanau requires to work collectivelly to strategically influence all opportunities building into the future whanau by whanau, street by street and neighbourhood by neighbourhood.

Ahakoa, te rere o e tai, kanoho tapa tahi tonu te whanau

Updated July 16



The three pou of our framework are

CAPACITY & CAPABILITY  Investment into strengthening our communities by growing the social capital of our members to drive positive whanau outcomes

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP & COHESION   Activate community leadership to maximise community assets and actions to strategically influence transformation and regenreration programs whanau by whanau, street by street, neighbourhood by neighbourhood 
STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS   Collaborate with strategic partners to build whanau focused communities through shared tools, engagement, insights and knowledge

Updated Aug 16


The current board members are Michelle Mihi Keita Tibble ( Interim Chair), Rangi Mclean, Lorraine Byers, Anthony Hawke,  Natasha Kemp and Eli Marino until the AGM February 2017.    If you would like further information please  Contact us!

Updated Oct 16