Vision & Values

Our vision is to provide 'Better health and independence' with our mission being 'to improve health and independence through a responsive and integrated health system'.WDHB tukutuku panel

WDHB tukutuku panel

All Whanganui District Health Board endeavours are be guided by the values set out below.


To the right is our tukutuku panel - a magnificent taonga named 'He Waka Eke Noa'.


The whakapapa of this tukutuku panel is based on the tohu and values of the Whanganui District Health Board. Acknowledging that no matter where we work in the organisation, we are all in this waka together, equally valued, and ensuring the health and wellbeing of patients and their whānau/families are at the centre of all we do.

The weaver’s kaupapa korero for each panel, its traditional Whanganui mumu pattern, and their link to our values is described below. The harakeke was gathered locally, prepared in the traditional manner and coloured using natural products and mud from the Whangaehu Awa.

The panel was unveiled and blessed on 4 October 2017 by kaumatua John Niko Maihi and kuia Josephine Takarangi-Firmin and Gina Maihi.

The Whanganui District Health Board wishes to acknowledge the weaver, Trina Taurua of Ngā Rauru me Ngāpuhi nui tonu descent.