Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi Trust acknowledge our founders, Professor Mason Durie, Dr Eru Potaka-Dewes and Tangiwairua Hieatt. We acknowledge their significant contributions and the principles they established still continue to inspire us and drive us in our mahi in providing the best possible quality of care..
The passion of which Tangiwairua, strongly supported by her husband Bill and Hieatt whanau, set in place the Te Whare Tapa Wha and Te Paiheretia models of care.
The philosophy of Te Kotuku Ki Te Rangi towards health is based on kaupapa maori, holistic model of care, Te Whare Tapa Wha, which represents four approaches to life and wellbeing:
Te Taha Whanau (Family)
Te Taha Wairua (Spirituality)
Te Taha Hinengaro (Mind)
Te Taha Tinana (Physical)