Eastern Bay Iwi Provider Alliance

The Eastern Bay Iwi Provider Alliance is comprised of Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau Hauora, Te Tohu o te Ora o Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe Hauora and Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea. Working together to collaboratively offer services throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Our Alliance

How did the Alliance come about?

Historically, Iwi Providers generally operated in silos and competed for contracts. The Eastern Bay Iwi Provider Alliance was established in 2017, has evolved over time and trust has grown. Accordingly, the Alliance recognises greater strategic

opportunities exist to work collaboratively with whānau and other government agencies to more effectively address both opportunities and challenges across the Eastern Bay.

What did we do to make it work?

We recognised each others strengths. Historically we have competed for services and tenders. As a collective we now collaborate and leverage each others strengths. We recognised we can deliver well beyond the capacity that we use to

as individual providers. Also, by focusing first and foremost on whānau we were able to come together collectively because of this kaupapa.


  • Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau Hauora

    28-30 Islington Street, Kawerau

    07 323 8025



  • Te Tohu o Te Ora o Ngāti Awa

    15 Golf Links Road, Whakatāne 3120

    07 312 3456



  • Te Pou Oranga o Whakatohea

    29a King Street, Opotiki

    07 315 6042



  • Tūhoe Hauora

    44-46 Tuhoe Street, Taneatua 3123

    07 312 9874



Our EBIPA Services

Working together to collaboratively offer services throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Whakamanahi a te Waiū

Breastfeeding Support

This service provides Māmā, Pēpi and Whānau with breastfeeding support from pregnancy to weaning – and everything in between. Our Community Breastfeeding Specialist and Kaiāwhina will help you with solutions that work for you, whether you have a problem with breastfeeding or just need some awhi and tautoko.

Whānau Resilience Service

Earlier this year the Government, through the Ministry of Social Development, sought to work in partnership with communities and organisations to look at new and innovative ways to support whānau and strengthen protective factors through a new investment: Whānau Resilience.

The Eastern Bay Iwi Provider Alliance utilised well established networks with whānau, hapu, iwi and agencies such as the NZ Police Family Harm Team to successfully secure the Whānau Resilience contract for the Eastern Bay of Plenty, with Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau Hauora as the Lead.

Mana Whakahou

Mana Whakahou is a Pregnancy and Parental Service for Hapū Mama and parents of tamariki under 3 years of age. Our team can support māmā and whānau to access antenatal care, alcohol/other drug treatment, parenting support and other community and health services ensuring the needs of whānau are at the centre of supports received.

Other Services

Coming Soon

If you have an emergency, please call 111. We are able to provide our services during business hours

What are the benefits of working in this way?

  • Taking an Eastern Bay wide focus
  • Agreeing to pathways of access for programmes and services across districts and Iwi boundaries.
  • Supports a seamless process for whānau at completion of the assessment.
  • Uniqueness of Iwi representation in the Provider Alliance and established Iwi mandate.
  • Representation as Tangata Whenua and understanding of the foundation of whakapapa and whanaungatanga.
  • Established credibility in working with whānau.
  • The provision of multiple services to many whānau across the Eastern Bay.
  • Knowledge of our rohe and long-established relationships at hapū and Iwi level.
  • Each member brings a Kaupapa Māori framework, underpinned by kaupapa Māori models of practice, delivered via deep knowledge of cultural practice.
  • Recognised/proven experience including innovation and expertise in achieving outcomes with whānau and a willingness to share innovations and learnings across the Alliance.
  • Extensive long -term relationships with Government Ministries, NGOs and service providers across our communities.

What are the benefits for whanau in working in this way?

  • Build and strengthen the level of resilience within our whānau.
  • Build the level of trust and confidence of whānau to engage.
  • Improve the accessibility including range and level of services to our whānau.
  • Provide seamless access to services and reduce complexity
  • Build a culture of collaboration not competition.
  • Proactively engage in an open and transparent process with whānau to assist in the co-design of future services for whānau.

“Ki te kotahi te kākaho ka whati, ki te kāpuia e kore e whati.”

“Alone we can be broken, standing together we are invincible.”