Te Waharoa is a pānui created by the Te Ao Mārama exec, showcasing positive stories from across the Māori oral health community. Central to this is our kaupapa ‘Hei oranga niho mo te iwi Māori’ – Good oral health for Māori, for life.
The name 'Te Waharoa' was chosen to represent this pānui for two reasons. In te reo Māori, Te Waharoa denotes the entranceway to a Pā, a very important site in te ao Māori for whānau, hapū and iwi. The word waha can also be translated to mouth, representing the kaupapa that Te Ao Mārama and its membership work in and/or around.