Partnership symposium

During this webinar Te Hiringa Hauora kaimahi presented alongside their community partners on the impacts the partnership approaches have had on procurement,design, and delivery of health promotion programmes, and how they were tailored to local needs. These community partnerships represent examples of our Tiriti-dynamic strategic approach and practice.

Full video

Part A: Mana Pasifika

Part B: Karawhiua

Part C: First 1,000 Days

The kaupapa in this session

First 1,000 days

Te Hiringa Hauora takes a life-course approach to health promotion. That means focusing on a healthy start to life and supporting people at critical points across their lifetime to keep them well.

Understanding what matters most to people helps to design a better system.

An important part of our First 1,000 Days programme, is how we partner, support and learn from communities as they design solutions for their own wellbeing challenges.


Karawhiua was created to empower whānau to make informed decisions about their health and wellbeing; encouraging Māori to actively seek information to make vaccination decisions.

A core pou to this campaign has been to support and supplement local activations by providing co-branding and marketing assets, advice and support, and a trusted website (including mapping function) to amplify and tautāwhi the amazing work across the motu.

Mana Pasifika

Mana Pasifika is a mental wellbeing approach formed by a collaboration that included Te Hiringa Hauora, Mapu Maia, Vaka Tautua, the Mental Health Foundation, Pasifika health leaders and agency Dioscuri.

The approach was born during the first lockdown as a need to address the psychosocial impacts among Pasifika peoples, and has since morphed into a general mental wellbeing approach led by, for and with communities and sharers.

About our guest speakers 

Papa Nahi

Kai Okohāpai/General Manager Tiriti and Equity
Te Hiringa Hauora

Papa (Ngāpuhi nui tonu) has worked in Māori public health, community development and public health research over a 20 year period. Her Masters in a Health Science degree explored the roles of iwi and Te Tiriti o Waitangi in Māori health development. Papa will be facilitating the partnership symposium.

First 1,000 days

Koha Aperahama

Matawaiai te rohe o Ngati Hine whānui

Ngā wānanga o Hine Kōpu is a kaupapa that is centred on Mātauranga Māori (dynamic Māori knowledge systems), is whānau directed and draws on clinical expertise to provide the best support services for whānau. Her connections to whānau, whanaunga, whenua and te taiao has encouraged andguided her to nursing, Well Child and midwifery.

As a Takarangi cultural competency trainer Koha delivers cultural competency within health services training. She is currently working with Northland DHB as Kaiwhakahaere Maternal and child health, the main focus of this role is to  develop, implement and facilitate kaupapa Māori integration into service delivery and provide cultural guidance to all who deliver services to whānau within maternal, child and adolescent health

Tanya Radford

Programme Lead – First 1,000 days / Wāhine Hapū
Te Hiringa Hauora


Hinerangi Barr

KāiTahu, Ngāti Porou. Ngāpuhi
Te Amorangi, Te Āiorangi Communications

Hinerangi is an experienced Māori communications specialist providing strategic communications, media and marketing services to many organisations, always with a kaupapa Māori lens.

Major campaigns she has led include the Karawhiua campaign for Te Puni Kōkiri (2021-2022), the Constitution Conversation for the Ministry of Justice (2012-14) and Te Mana campaign for the Ministry of Education (2006-2009).

She has also been a journalist and a Press Secretary in Parliament. Hinerangi has a degree in broadcast communications and is actively involved in whānau, hapū and iwi development. She lives with her partner and two of their five bilingual children in Wellington. 

RaNae Niven

Rangitāne o Wairau,Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Koata, Te Atiawa o Te Waka-a-Māui, Ngāti Apa ki Te Ra To, Ngāi Tahu
Aroā Whakarongo

RaNae Niven MPPR is a communications specialist, well experienced in Tiriti-dynamic and whānau-led campaigns. Her expertise is in participatory engagement practices, evaluation of communication, organisational listening, and social media.

RaNae has a master’s degree in professional public relations from Massey University. Her agency Aroā Whakarongo was established in 2019. RaNae is a recipient of a PRINZ Award for ‘Communicating in Diversity' for her work at Whānau Ora (Te Waipounamu/South Island) and is distinguished by her strategic approach that relies both on empathy and measurable effectiveness.

Jemma Titheridge

Pākehā, Tangata Tiriti
Marketing Team Lead | Te Hiringa Hauora

Jemma has been on the Karawhiua kaupapa since its beginning in March 2021. She was previously the Senior Marketing Lead of the Immunisation portfolio at Te Hiringa Hauora and her team now holds the portfolios of Alcohol Harm Reduction, Minimise Gambling Harm, and of course, Karawhiua. Working on Karawhiua over the past 12 months has been one of the most fast-paced, butrewarding campaigns she has worked on. Without the leadership of Te PuniKōkiri, the support of many Te Hiringa Hauora hoamahi, and the amazing work delivered by Iwi and Māori comms specialists across the motu – Karawhiua would not have had the reach and impact it has.

Mana Pasifika

Pesio Ah-Honi

Samoan and Chinese descent
National Director Pacific Services, Mapu Maia 

As the National Director Pacific Services, Mapu Maia, Pesio leads a team of experienced and qualified Pacific clinicians, social workers and public health promoters in problem gambling, other addictions and co-existing issues. While project lead at Pacific Care Trust, she developed New Zealand’s first Pacific public health strategy in Manukau City, before going on to develop and lead the Pacific national public health plan.

She has worked on the development of Pacific service, Mapu Maia, since 2010. Pesio is previously an elected Board member for the New Zealand Health Promotion Forum and currently represents the Pacific sector on the NGO Health and Disability Council of New Zealand and is elected deputy Chair of DRUA, National Network of Pacific Mental Health and Addiction Practitioners of NZ.

Jeremy Auve’a Logan

Managing Director of Dioscuri

Jeremy is afakasi second generation Samoan Kiwi and his father was born in the beautiful village of Magiagi in Samoa. Jeremy was born and raised in South Auckland, his upbringing has given him a deep love for the city. As the Managing Director of Dioscuri, Jeremy leads a small but driven and passionate team of marketing and design professionals working in Government, NGO and Corporate spaces. The Dioscuri team holds a strong connection to Māori and Pasifika cultures, and are proud to offer services as a specialist agency with a strong Pacific worldview and innate understanding of rich island cultures, beliefs and way of life.

With over 15 years in marketing and design experience Jeremy has worked in every sector of the marketing world, affording him a robust knowledge of all aspects of work. Of all Jeremy’s work, Mana Pasifika is the project he is most proud of and is honoured to share this initiative with you as part of Te Ara Pounamu.

Fa’afetai mo le avanoa

Johnny Akatapuria

Ngāpuhi, Tongareva, Mauke
Marketing Team Lead | Te Hiringa Hauora

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