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Board and committees

Kia ora

Thanks for your interest in our health system.

On 1 July 2022 Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora – Māori Health Authority became Aotearoa’s new national health authorities and Waikato District Health Board as an entity was disestablished and became part of Health New Zealand. 

Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority have their own governance structures, therefore DHB Boards and Advisory Committees ceased to operate on 30 June 2022.

Health New Zealand and…


Representatives from Trust Boards

Ms Kataraina Hodge

Ms Andrea Elliot-Hohepa
Te Rūnanga o Kirikiriroa
(Deputy Chair)

Hauraki Māori Trust Board
Mr David Taipari
Mr Glen Tupuhi

Te Whakakitenga o Waikato (Waikato-Tainui)
Dr Kahu McClintock
Ms Te Pora Thompson

Raukawa Settlement Trust
Ms Kataraina Hodge
Ms Debbie Davies

Maniapoto Māori Trust Board
Ms Christine Brears
Mr Keith Ikin

Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board
Ms Tania Te Akau

Ngāti Hāua ki Taumarunui
Ms Piki Taiaroa
Ms Maxine…

Waikato Health Trust

The broad purpose of the trust is to support the provision of health and disability services within the area served by the Waikato District Health Board.

The Waikato Health Trust (WHT) is an incorporated charitable trust. One of its main activities is to manage the donations and bequests received by the Waikato District Health Board. Under an arrangement between the board and the trust all donations and bequests received by the board are passed to the trust. They are then spent strictly in acco…

Our history

The first meeting of the Waikato Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, the forerunner to Waikato District Health Board, was held on 1 December 1886.

Between then and now there have been a number of different names and types of organisations overseeing district health services in New Zealand, including hospital boards, Crown Health Entities (CHEs), and more recently district health boards (DHBs).

Waikato District Health Board (DHB) was formed in 2001 as one of 21 health boards set up at that time…

Oral health

Community Oral Health provides FREE oral health services for eligible children residing in the Waikato District Health Board area.

Coordinators assist with access to free care for pre-schoolers and adolescents.