mapThe Ikaroa Region has the most number of branches in the country so we’re kept busy doing a number of things within our respective communities. These include a broad range of activities constantly taking place from rural to townships, and coastal to city environments.

From the Ikaroa Regional Office:

We would like to acknowledge the commitment and service our members and branches give to the following kaupapa.

Immunisation: (IMMS)

We are currently in the process of organising meetings with the 5 District Health Boards (DHB’s) & other health service providers within our rohe of Ikaroa to look into our continued service of providing immunisation promotion within our locally invested communities.

Immunisation Profile

Kuini (Napier) at Maraenui Shopping Centre.  Promoting Immunisation.   Papara (Otatara), Rhoda (Ahuriri) & Potace (Waipatu Karamu) at Pukemokimoki Marae.  Promoting Immunisation.

Poipoia te Mokopuna (PTM)

This is a home based early childhood education kaupapa for whānau under the age of three years of age and seeks to

  • identify early learning goals and aspirations

  • look at pathways to achieving these goals

Poipoia te Mokopuna in action








Our Poipoia te Mokopuna mahi in action with our league members from Ikaroa.

Whanau Toko i te Ora: (WTITO)

This is an intensive home-based family parent support programme that seeks to:

  • improve and promote the wellbeing of tamariki

  • support positive parenting skills

  • develop family functioning and supporting relationships within whānau

  • enhance learning opportunities for tamariki.

National WTITO Staff Training, Hamilton








National Whanau Toko I Te Ora (WTITO) Staff training in Hamilton.  Ikaroa members present include Huia (Ngākau Kotahi), Dorothy (Te Aratika ki Heretaunga), Rhoda (Ahuriri) and Faith (Rangitaane o Manawatū).


Hawkes Bay Participation Project (HBPP)

This kaupapa seeks to engage and support tamariki of Māori & Pasifika whānau specifically located within the Hawkes Bay to Wairoa regions, Hastings to Waipukurau regions and Napier to Wairoa regions in:

  • strengthening relationships between Early Childhood Education centres

  • building networks across the regions for these tamariki and their whānau in moving forward