About Us / Mō Mātou

Our Collective

Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective is governed by a group of women who want to make a difference in their community.

The Collective is made up of women who are active volunteers who work alongside our manager and other paid staff. We also draw on the knowledge and experience of our advisory members who are past members of the Collective who are no longer able to take an active role but still support our aims and objectives.

Te Moemoeā, Vision and Te Matawhānui, Mission

Our vision,  moemoeā: a future where every woman/wahine understands, cares for, and is able to heal her body, mind, spirit, whānau, community and te taiao the natural environment.  Our mission, te matawhānui: to empower wāhine/women and their whānau to have more control over their health and fertility.

Our principles and values include full recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding covenant for Aotearoa NZ and as a critical guide for our Collective as we seek to ensure that our work empowers all women into the future.

We believe that with adequate support and information all wāhine/women are capable of making their own decisions about their bodies, and have that right. We strive for social justice, cultural safety and respect for diversity in the broadest sense. We are committed to providing a free service and helping wāhine/women and their whānau to access other free and lower cost services. Our approach is a holistic one and as part of this we respect and draw from Māori models of health such as Te Whare Tapa Whā and Whānau Ora. We adopt a strengths based self-help approach. This means encouraging wāhine/women to understand and take back responsibility for caring for, and healing their bodies and their whole selves. It also means defining women’s health needs from women’s own experience…

Te Moemoeā,Vision; Te Matawhānui, Mission; Ngā Mātāpono Me Ngā Uara, Principles and Values; Te Ih0 O Te Kaupapa, Philosophy in full:  Te Hā o Hineahuone PNWHC Te Moemoeā Vision etc

Read our latest annual report: PNWHC Annual Report 2018

Our latest audited accounts can be downloaded here: Audited Accounts 2017-2018

 

womens_health_collective-29How we are Funded

Ongoing funding is paramount to our continued service.

Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective Inc. is a registered charity (no: CC24790). As a non-profit organisation we rely solely on funding and donations to allow us to provide services to women in need.

Funders

We would like to thank the following organisations for their continued support:

  • MidCentral District Health Board
  • Palmerston North City Council
  • Palmerston North Community Services Council
  • NZ Lotteries
  • COGS
  • Eastern and Central Community Trust
  • The Box Trust
  • Central Energy Trust
  • The Lion Foundation
  • Pub Charity
  • Page Trust
  • John Ilott Charitable Trust
  • Thomas George McCarthy Trust
  • New Zealand Community Trust
  • Infinity Foundation
  • Mainland Foundation
  • Blue Sky
  • Community Post
  • My Cup NZ