"Antenatal care and education delivered in a kaupapa Māori way is hard to come by for whānau hapū. We recognised this gap and developed the Tuku Iho app. It is somewhere whānau hapū, māmā hāpu and māmā hou can go to find trusted information about hauora hapūtanga, pēpi ora and SUDI prevention embedded from the world view of Māori.”

Selah Hart, CEO of Hāpai Te Hauora

Tuku Iho for Whānau Hapū

Tuku Iho is a bi-lingual digital resource for whānau hapū, māmā hapū and māmā hou that shares intergenerational knowledge in maternal and child wellbeing.

Tuku Iho is framed from a te ao Māori perspective and linked to mātauranga Māori, the sets of knowledge that were given to us from our ancestors.

The development of Tuku Iho was led by the National SUDI Prevention Coordination Service at  Hāpai  Te  Hauora Māori Public Health.

Partners are Māori film and creative arts centre the  Māoriland Charitable Trust; cultural services agency Kiwa Digital; and the Hira Programme in  in Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand that focuses on enabling digital technologies to make health care more accessible and equitable.

Tuku Iho was launched by Hon Ayesha Verrall, Minister for Research, Science and Innovation and Associate Minister of Health at a community event in Ōtaki, New Zealand in August 2022.


  • Swipe-to-Read™
  • Touch-to-Hear™
  • Touch-to-Spell™
  • Multiple languages