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The koru effect.

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

Professional Coaching
Rongoā Māori

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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. 
    What is it you are looking for right now? That which
    makes a difference for your life?

This is the work I do, to help you either obtain or step closer to what matters most to you. Everybody welcome!

Ngā mihi mahana, Maria."

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Why you might contact me

Te ngakau puāwai

The flourishing heart

Making connections.  Strengthen relationships. Improving or healing matters of the heart and emotions.


Te hinengaro puāwai

The flourishing mindset

Develop clarity of thought.

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


Te wairua puāwai

Spiritual wellbeing

Improve overall personal vitality of the wairua. Gain understanding or clarity of matters regarding wairuatanga. Gain direction.  


Hauora tinana

Physical wellbeing

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


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

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“For over 18-months I had been feeling lost, without direction, without joy. Essentially a mid-life crisis! Maria did incredible work with me which helped me take back control. Now I wake up each day looking forward to the future.”

R. Knight-Smith, Albany.

"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 to prepare for the upcoming operation I was scheduled for. It was a tearful session 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 Mason, 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 some 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 look forward to. "

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. Wipane 

“The series of coaching sessions we did made a big difference to how I was feeling. Following a separation I felt my life had been on hold for 2-years, but I've come away with a new outlook on life. It was thought provoking and has got me moving again. Thankyou.”

Rae Seymour

"Following some drama in my life, I had become depressed and anxious over weeks. Increasingly weary of people, crying a lot, and shutting myself away from others. All of my positivity felt like it disappeared overnight. A friend of mine knew Maria and recommended her so I booked in. We had two hui together, with Maria connecting to our tipuna for karakia and other internal body work she guided me through. It was very healing for me. Within a week of the last hui I felt really different, like the tears had stopped. I had began to be my happy old self again, only with a bit more wisdom! Nga mihi!"

Trina Rangihuia, Hunua. 


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

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