Planning Documents

Annual Plan

The 2017/18 Annual Plan (pdf 1.93mb) sets out the major "business not as usual" activities to be accomplished during the next year. These are targets that will deliver on Hauora Tairawhiti's kaupapa: Whaia to hauora i roto i te kotahitanga - a healthier Tairawhiti by working together. The Annual Plan has been built on a strong foundation of community consultation and interaction and has been approved by the Minister of Health.

2016/17 Annual Plan (pdf 4.96mb)

2015/16 Annual Plan


Statement of Intent

The Crown Entities Act 2006 requires DHBs to prepare a Statement of Intent at, or before, the start of each financial year. This Statement of Intent provides measures and forecast standards of output delivery performance over the medium term (2014 - 2017).


Midland Regional Clinical Services Plan

The Midland Regional Services Plan 2016-19 - Strategic Direction (PDF 2MB) 

sets out at a high level the vision, strategy themes, priorities and objectives of the five Midland District Health Boards (DHBs) - Tairawhiti, Waikato, Lakes, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki. It provides a framework for to continue to plan and work cooperatively.

Midland Regional Services Plan 2016-19 - Initiatives and Activities (PDF 3MB)

provides details about how DHB management groups, regional networks and clinical action groups (clinical and management representatives arranged in activity groups) are working to achieve our shared strategic direction. This document is a companion to the document Regional Services Plan – Strategic Direction.

Midland DHBs population profile 2013/14

Midland Regional Addiction Services 

Tairāwhiti Rheumatic Fever Prevention Plan

In 2014/15, Tairāwhiti had the highest percentage of people admitted to hospital for the first time due to Rheumatic Fever - 14.8 people per 100,000 people.

The Tairāwhiti Rheumatic Fever Prevention Plan 2016-2018 details a range of activities to be undertaken across the health sector, and in the wider community to lower and ultimately eliminate the incidence of Rheumatic Fever in our community. 

Tairāwhiti Suicide Prevention and Postvention Plan

Suicide is a significant issue for Tairāwhiti particularly among young Māori men and those living in the most deprived areas. Between 2007 and 2011 Tairāwhiti had the highest rate of suicide in New Zealand. The Tairāwhiti Suicide Prevention and Postvention Plan 2015-17 aims to reduce the rate of suicide and suicidal behaviour by supporting families, hapu and iwi and to improve services to those that are at high risk. There is also a focus on providing support after a suicide. This will help to reduce the impact on families and friends.

The plan was developed by Hauora Tairāwhiti after a series of workshops were held in 2014 and 2015 with more than 80 representatives from a cross section of government and social service organisations in Tairāwhiti. It was released in September 2015.

Progress report Nov 2016

An update on progress made towards implementing the Tairāwhiti Suicide Prevention and Postvention Plan 2015-17 is available. 

Tairāwhiti Cancer Control Plan

Reducing the rate and effects of cancer is identified in the Tairāwhiti District Strategic Plan as one of the top Health Gain Priorities for the district.

Hauora Tairāwhiti has used the national framework to create the Tairawhiti Cancer Control Plan.  This is the platform from which we engage with key stakeholders to identify areas for improvement and develop ideas. 

Tobacco Control Plan

Reducing and eliminating tobacco use is the focus of the Tobacco Control Plan as it is recognised this would provide significant health and economic benefits to the population of Tairawhiti.

Smoking rates in Tairawhiti are among the highest in the country, particularly among young Maori women.

Smoking contributes to the higher rates of hospitalisation and mortality among Maori when compared to non-Maori for Tairawhiti.

Despite a small but important decline in smoking prevalence among particular age groups over time, there is still work to be done to reduce the number of smokers and to prevent young people from starting to smoke. 


Sexual Health Strategy

Sexuality and reproductive capacity are fundamental aspects of being human.  The Sexual Health Strategy focuses on partnership working and collaboration to ensure that sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing become and integral aspect of the existing work of participating organisations.


Hauora Tairāwhiti Māori Health Plan

The Māori Health Plan identifies the areas where the Ministry of Health wants national consistency in DHB reporting. 

The plan must be read in conjunction with Te Ara Ora - TDH's Strategic Maori Health Plan 2009-12 which forms the basis of our work for improving the responsiveness of Maori health and providers through partnership, participation and protection.

The Māori Health Plan must also be read in conjunction with Hauora Tairawhiti's Annual Plan, which is the Minister of Health's accountability document with Hauora Tairāwhiti, and which describes in detail the key actions and deliverables for our district - many of which have a strong focus on improving health outcomes for Māori.

Pouwhakahaere Hauora Māori Peter Brown welcomes feedback on the Māori Health Plan and Te Ara Ora.

Māori Health Plan 2016/17

Māori Health Plan 2015/16