Maiden Tāmaki are your local Maori Cultural Therapists & Rongoa Practitioners here to give you a Traditional Maori Massage and pamper any ailments you think need our attention.

We are Ministry of Health registered practitioners and providers for ACC, Southern Cross, NIB Health Insurances we would love to meet you.

Nau mai, Haere mai.

We make all our own organic native local products an harvest from our very own native gardens, this preserves the nature of taking care of our people who live or visit Auckland, Tāmaki Makaurau.

We look forward to taking care of you and your whānau wellness.

Mihi Mahana Maiden Tāmaki & Co x

Wai-Sharne Raynes

Founder Maiden Tāmaki

Born & Bred Tāmaki, 1976 as a mokopuna defined by the landscape of her whenua & her Tipuna Tūperiri. A entrepreneur and CEO of Maiden Tāmaki Traditional Wellness Therapies and its delivery services. Headquarters in Ōrākei, Auckland.

  • Te Ara Pueru te Maunga o Mangere Bridge, toku kainga e noho ana!

  • Māhuhu-ki-te-rangi te waka
    Tauwhare me Maungakiekie i nga maunga
    Kaipara me Waitemata i nga moana
    Te Taoū me Te Uri o Hau i nga hapu
    Te Taoū te tangata
    Ko Ngāti Whātua te Iwi

    Ko Wai-Sharne ne Pairama toku ingoa

2011

DIP Rongoā Māori Te Whare Wānanga o Raukawa

2014

6 week Hauora Hikoi to mahi with Indigeous First Nations in Cultural Wellness Clinics: Canada, America and Hawai. with our Tohunga/Tohuna.

2015-2023

  • Maiden Tāmaki team
  • Ministry of Health Vendor
  • ACC Practitioners
  • NWŌ Rongoā provider NIB Insurance
  • Partners:
    • Happy Native Limited
    • Natures Therapeutics Ltd – Dispensary

2019

Maiden Tāmaki  opens up in there Whareoranga at Ōrākei Marae. Hosting monthly Rongoā & Mirimiri Wānanga.

2020-2022

COVID-19 required us as an IwI to activate and make bold moves, accessibility to each other and prioritising our elders our people were at the top of those outcomes. Hapu in rural areas of Kaipara came in unison, as did the change out for Rongoā Māori wai rakau, rakau rau healing kai, in its truest form.

The revitalisation of our Traditional therapies which has been tremendous Pre & Post Covid-19 and all those Wellness Healers Practitioners traversing and paving the way forward.

Involvement with, and knowledge of, the practice of rongoā māori

As owner of Maiden Tāmaki, I am devoted to the practice of Rongoā Māori. The knowledge I have has been gifted to me over many years by my ancestors. Guided by my Kaumatua and Kuia to up keep our Traditional Maori Practices Delivered for the Wellness of our Maori people, to be practiced and be guided by Tikanga Ko au te whenua, ko te whenua ki au!

Skills and Qualifications

  • DIP Rongoa Maori
  • 10 years+ Guided and taught by Tohunga Koro Tutua & Tuhona Leah Heta
  • Business Owner – A competent Business women, leading a team of 7 practitioners
  • NWO Active Triathlete 3rd year Iron Maori Ahuriri, Hawkes Bay
  • Reweti Marae Komiti member 2013 to date Secretary, Bookings Person & Treasurer

  • Waiorore Marae Trust Board, SHW16 Te Kaha Trustee Treasurer 2022

  • Te Kahui Rongoā Māori Trustee – 2022

Relevant Experience

  • 2004-2006 Training under Te Whare Wananga o Raukawa, Auckland University of Technology
  • 2014 Trained/worked at Toronto University Canada Indigenous Facility

  • 2014 Trained/worked at Seattle University, USA

  • Founder of Maiden Tamaki Traditional Maori Cultural Therapies (current)