Te Moemoeā/Vision 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: Te Hā o Hine-ahu-one Palmerston North Women’s Health Collective empowers wāhine/women and their whānau to have more control over their health and fertility.

Philosophy, Te Iho o Te Kaupapa: We give full recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding covenant for Aotearoa New Zealand and as a critical guide for our Collective as we seek to ensure that our work empowers all women into the future. 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  and Whānau Ora. We believe that with adequate support and information all wāhine 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 and identity 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. We adopt a strengths based self-help approach. This means encouraging 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 experiences.