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Hinemoa Elder
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Hinemoa Elder

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Ko Parengarenga te moana, Parengarega is the oceanKo Tawhitirahi te maunga, Tawhitirahi is the mountainKo Awapoka te awa, Awapoka is the riverKo Kurahaupo te waka, Kurahaupo is the ocean going canoeKo Potahi raua koTe Reo Mihi oku marae, Potahui and Te Reo Mihi are my traditional meeting placesKo Te Aupouri, ko Ngati Kuri, ko Te Rarawa, ko Ngapuhi nui tonu oku iwi, My tribes are Te Aupouri, Ngati Kuri, Te Rarawa and NgapuhiKo Hinemoa taku ingoa, my name is Hinemoa Elder

Dr Hinemoa Elder has lived on Waiheke Island for 21 years. She is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, working at the Child and Family Unit at Starship Hospital, in Auckland. She is also a Maori Strategic Leader for the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) for the Ageing Brain. You can also find her on Instagram @drhinemoa.

Books by Hinemoa Elder


The timeless wisdom of Maori proverbs - 52 traditional Maori sayings explained by respected Maori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder, showing us how we can live better lives, in harmony with the planet.

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Downloadable Aroha email signatures

Each week on our Facebook page we've been sharing a whakataukī from Aroha by Dr Hinemoa Elder. Now you can download them to share or use as email signatures!