“the Society’s work to establish a mental health clinic within a primary care centre is a great opportunity to support its patients who have a mental illness, which covers a wide spectrum that includes depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, intellectual disabilities and dementia.

There has always been an awareness of the illness, and sadly some of those victims were made fun of, which doesn’t help,”

Dr Staverton Kautoke
Psychiatrist

“As a Tongan, your values play a big part in that, respecting not only others but what they bring with them. But you also realise the environment of violence some grow up in, prevents them from realising that”

Viliami Tuipulotu
Social Worker

“I work with Tongans from all walks of life, from the unborn all the way through to the elderly. We use our Tongan frameworks, and apply our values in order to best help our families.”

Lopiseni Fungalei
Social Worker

“I’m proud of myself to be a Pacific nurse who’s been recognised for my work, and I’m proud of being from the Tongan Health Society and my Tongan community”

Mele Vaka
Clinical Services Manager

At the Tongan Health Society we believe healthcare is much more than running tests and treating symptoms. We view the health of our patients within the context of their family, culture and local community. Our holistic, integrated approach to improved well being for those of Tongan descent, as well as others who use our services, encourages people to become engaged, enabled and empowered when it comes to their health.

Dr Glenn Doherty
Iwi : Ngati Porou, Hapu : Ngati Rangi

Our News

TONGAN HEALTH SOCIETY INC BOARD FACILITATES MEDICAL AID TO TONGA

May 10, 2018

TONGAN HEALTH SOCIETY INC BOARD FACILITATES MEDICAL AID TO TONGA

The Society Board has since 2014 developed a Tongan Outreach Project in the Kingdom of Tonga working collaboratively with ... Read More
University of Auckland Medical Student Placement at Tongan Health Society Langimalie Clinic

November 16, 2017

University of Auckland Medical Student Placement at Tongan Health Society Langimalie Clinic

Ko Ngongotaha te māunga Ko Rotorua te roto Ko Te Arawa tōku iwi Ko Uenukukopaku tōku hapū Nō Wellington ahau Ko Samantha tōku ingoa   Samantha ... Read More
TONGAN HEALTH SOCIETY OPENS NEW WEST AUCKLAND MEDICAL CENTRE

October 5, 2017

TONGAN HEALTH SOCIETY OPENS NEW WEST AUCKLAND MEDICAL CENTRE

Dr Doherty, who is also Chief Executive and Clinical Director of the Society, says the new centre has room for ... Read More
Tongan Health Society Inc. CEO and Senior Doctor Honoured by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

June 9, 2017

Tongan Health Society Inc. CEO and Senior Doctor Honoured by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

The Community Service Medal recognises an outstanding contribution to general practice undertaken within the doctor’s community. The College Board unanimously ... Read More
FRIENDS OF TOLOA

June 1, 2017

FRIENDS OF TOLOA

A NZ based organisation called Friends of Toloa, which includes Her Royal Highness Princess Mele Siu’ilikutapu, Dr Glenn Doherty, Fifita ... Read More

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