The name Hora Te Pai translates to the English language equivalent of spreading blessings and prayers and giving from the heart. Our tohu, created by iwi member Garth Cook, features a central kōwhaiwhai that reflects whānau and Hora Te Pai.

The blue background pays homage to the Virgin Mary and symbolises healing and tranquility while the white used for the design represents good health devoid of ailment and disease. The koru references spirituality and connection.


Hora Te Pai Health Services was established by Te Ātiawa ki Whakarongotai and opened on 1 July 1990. At the time it was the first Māori health provider in the region. The service emerged from the moemoeā of Te Peehi Parata, who envisioned creating a marae-based health clinic for Māori, with the aim of cultivating a healthier future for his mokopuna in a way that would be uniquely Māori and would imbue Te Ātiawa tikanga and kawa.

In 2015, the Hora Te Pai Health Service Charitable Trust was incorporated separate to the Iwi corporate to facilitate focus on core business and to grow the interests of the Trust. Hora Te Pai is the only kaupapa Māori health service in Kāpiti and is tasked with advancing the health and wellbeing of people living within its tribal boundaries between Raumati in the south and Kukutauāki, north of Pekapeka.