Te Whare Tapa Whā

Te Whare Tapa Wha (four cornerstones of health) was developed by leading Maori health advocate and researcher Professor Sir Mason Durie in 1984. It is a useful way to think about our health as a whare. The whare, has four walls with each wall representing a different dimension of health. All four walls are needed and must be in balance for the house, (or our health), to be strong.