Hauora - Health
You can find out more about hauora in the library's collections, including the Heritage Māori Collection.
We have a range of useful databases, which can be accessed on our Digital Content page. Key resources are:
Health Navigator provides one place for New Zealanders to find reliable and trustworthy health information and self-care resources. You will find links to health conditions, medicines and healthy living advice, apps and videos, resources in different languages, where to find support, and much more.
The Māori Plant Use database from Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua provides easy access to detailed information on Māori traditional uses of New Zealand native plants.
Medline Plus is a service from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the world's largest medical library. View relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free. Anywhere, anytime, on any device.
The Ministry of Health works across the health sector to deliver better health outcomes for New Zealanders. Find information on health services, statistics, publications, and hot topics.
Other Useful Resources:
- Auahi Kore SmokeFree - traditionally Māori were an auahi kore / smokefree culture. Auahi Kore works to change attitudes towards smoking, encourage Māori to either stop smoking or not to start and to reclaim this smokefree status.
- Ngā Māia - a National body that represents Māori Birthing. The kaupapa of Ngā Māia focuses on Māmā, Pēpi, Whānau and promoting Mātauranga Māori in pregnancy and childbirth.
- Toi Tangata - a Māori agency which develops, delivers and champions kaupapa Māori based approaches to health, movement and nutrition.
- Whakawāteatia Our Health Hawke's Bay - an information site for everyone in Hawke's Bay looking for health information and advice.
- Whakawhetu National SUDI Prevention for Māori is a national kaupapa Māori organisation dedicated to reducing the rate of SUDI (Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy) for Māori.
- Whānau Āwhina Whānau Ora - In 2007, Plunket launched the Whānau āwhina whānau ora policy to provide a 10 year strategic direction to ensure Plunket is reaching Māori communities and families to effect the best possible start for every child.