19 Nov 2010

Maori kai feature of new cafe

9:01 am on 19 November 2010

A cafe serving Maori kai is one of the features of a Whanau Ora centre which opened on Thursday on Kirikiriroa marae at Hamilton.

Waatea News reports the centre, run by Te Kohao Health, and another run by Taumarunui Community Kokiri Trust, are part of the Toiora PHO Coalition, which provides health services for about 50,000 people in the Waikato region.

Toiroa chief executive Tureiti Moxon says the cafe aims to reclaim Maori kai.

The Whanau Ora centres are funded by the Ministry of Health as part of the Government's new primary health care programme, rather than by the Whanau Ora fund.