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Any future you desire starts in the present moment, exactly from where you are right now. 

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Meet Maria

Certified Professional Coach ~ Educator ~ Mātanga Mahi Wairua

"Nau mai. Haere Mai. 
Welcome to Whakapuāwai Ora. I am pleased to be able to offer you the support and help you may need at this time. To know more about the services provided and about me you're welcome to read through the site where I share knowledge, insight, and experiences. 
hat is it that you are looking for right now? That will make a difference for your life? 
This is the work I do, to help you step closer to what matters most to you. Everybody welcome!

Ngā mihi maioha, Maria."

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Why you might contact me

Te ngakau puāwai

The flourishing heart

Improve or heal matters of the heart and emotions. Make connections. Strengthen relationships.


Te hinengaro puāwai

The flourishing mindset

Gain clarity of thought.

Create personal or professional breakthroughs. Evaluate direction and goals. Strengthen resilience.  


Te wairua puāwai

Spiritual wellbeing

Improve personal vitality and uplift your wairua. Gain understanding or clarity of matters that are impacting on your wairua or mauri.   


Hauora tinana

Physical wellbeing

 Indigenous bodywork. Release tension, stress, unwanted emotions, and generational trauma. Create a healthier peaceful state. Feel renewed and lighter. 


"It is through your intentions that your outward life will correspond to the nature of your song."

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“For 18-months I had been feeling stuck and without direction. A mid-life something! Maria helped me regain confidence and assert what I wanted. I have been waking up most days looking forward to the plans ahead. ”

R. Knight-Smith, Albany.

"Thank you for the most incredible massage. It was truly amazing. Absolutely what I needed!"

Sarah Marsh.

"My marriage was not in a good state, with ongoing issues that kept resurfacing. Let's say things were becoming unbearable and I was ready to move on. I booked in with Maria and was able to quickly establish that my heart was still firmly in the marriage, but it was time to address the elephants in the room instead of tip-toeing around issues. It was a great help to have someone listen to me without judgement and ask me questions that helped me process my thoughts. Furthermore, I felt the best intentions were set aside for me. I recommend Maria without hesitation."

Dave Peterson, Auckland.  

"I am grateful for the massage you gave me in preparation of the upcoming operation. It was a tearful time but nurturing and feminine. I felt supported, and mentally and spiritually ready for the op. Thank you Maria, it was really appreciated."

Tania Rickard, Auckland.

"I had a reading with Maria and it felt so accurate with what she picked up about me and my situation at home. It was the specific detail that she was able to share. I truly felt I was in the presence of matakite. Tēnā koe!"

Jeanine, Whakatane.

“Maria is a highly skilled coach and healer who intuitively knew what guidance and process to use to help me clear difficult blocks that have effected me for years. She has a talent for listening and drawing out what I clearly needed to say and release.  Afterwards I felt relief come over me and a heavy weight lifted off my shoulders. Literally much lighter when we had finished. I had the best sleep in a long time following that session. ”

Jo Marsh, Hamilton.

"I had four coaching sessions with Maria regarding my professional work. Ironically what she guided me with turned out to be life changing on several levels. She was able to identify behaviours and thoughts that were affecting my work and how I lead my team. Now I have a trajectory for the next three years that I am excited about implementing. "

Donna Cooper, Howick.

"Had an incredible and healing Romiromi with Maria. Somehow she just knew where the blockages in my body were, and was able to help me name the cause of those problems and clear them away. I am a total believer in the healing of wairua and tūpuna. Amazing session and definitely recommend to others."

Daniella Thompson, Waikato. 

"Maria read for me holding a trinket that I have. I was blown away with what she picked up about me, including my personality and traits. She was able to give guidance about trusting and having more faith in myself than I do, rather than seeking that confidence from others. This message was important for me to hear. I've since taken a new career path, and really happy I did. Awesome!"

D. Wiki 

“Maria, the series of coaching we did made an important difference to how I was feeling. Following my separation I felt my life had been on hold for over a year but I have come away with a new outlook on life. It was thought provoking and has got me moving again. Thank you.”

Rae Seymour

"Following a tough time in my life, I had become depressed and anxious over weeks. I was weary of people, crying a lot, and shutting myself away from people. My positivity felt like it had gone overnight. A friend recommended Maria so I booked an appointment. We had two hui together. Maria connecting to my tipuna for karakia and other body work she guided me through. She help It was really healing. Within a few weeks of the last hui we had I felt much better, like I stopped crying. I began to be my happy self again. It was a big relief. Kia ora Maria, thank you."

T. Rangihuia, Hunua. 

"Thank you Maria for creating a safe space for us to share and do this work."

Nikki, Gisborne.


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Email: | Phone: (+64) 275 721869
Postal: PO Box 425, Surfdale, Waiheke Island. 1081. New Zealand. 

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