Ko Te Arawa te waka,
Ko Tarawera te maunga
Ko Puarenga te awa
Ko Ngati Hurunga te Rangi te hapu
Ko Ngati Hurunga te rangi te marae
Ko Ngati Whakaue te iwi.
Ko Tesa Meihana toku ingoa.
Kia ora, I’m Tesa Meihana. I grew up in Ngongotaha, Rotorua. I am married to Jamie Meihana (Ngai Tuhoe, Ngati Whare), and we have 4 children together.
I am a previous New Zealand Netball development player and Bay of Plenty Netball player.
I graduated from Otago University in 2010 with a science degree in Genetics in addition to my medical degree. In 2018 I became a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
My areas of interest include mental health and addiction medicine, Maori health and Children’s health.
Every second Wednesday morning I can be found at the marae clinic in Waitahanui.