Kia hihiri ake

The final webinar of our Te ara pounamu tuarua series was held on Wednesday 15 June, from 10:00am - 11:30am.

Since December 2021, Te Hiringa Hauora has hosted presentations about public health transformation, partnering with communities, building Māori ways of doing things into procurement, and holding space for rangatahi Māori and Pasifika youth leaders.

Our name Te Hiringa Hauora draws inspiration from the traditions of oriori. “Ko te Hiringa i te mahara” speaks to the power of the mind as being a key determinant to wellbeing. Transforming the system requires not only a change in how we act, but a change in mindset.

This presentation wraps up the previous webinars, Tiriti-dynamic approaches, case studies that showcase these approaches in action, and concludes with a discussion panel.

You can see the recording below:


Full video

Taumata Rei

Discussion panel

Wrap up

About our 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 webinar.

Dr Mataroria Lyndon

Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Wai, Waikato

Dr Mataroria Lyndon is Deputy Chair of Te Hiringa Hauora Health Promotion Agency, and a Board member of the Māori Health Authority, Northland DHB, Aktive, and Pūtahi Manawa Aotearoa Centre of Research Excellence. 

 He is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at the University of Auckland andco-founder and Clinical Director of Tend Health. He was previously Equity Lead at Mahitahi Hauora and a medical lead for Māori health at Counties Manukau DHB.

 Mataroria completed his Master of Public Health at Harvard University as a Fulbright Scholar and his PhD is focused in medical education. He was also awarded the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Young Professional of the Year 2016.

Tane Cassidy

Tumu Whakarae/Chief Executive | Te Hiringa Hauora

Of Ngāpuhi descent, Tane Cassidy has worked in the areas of health marketing, funding and contracting, and policy development since graduating from the University of Otago in the 1990s. He has worked with a wide range of government and non-government organisations, Māori, private businesses, and community groups.

Tau Huirama

Kaumatua | Te Hiringa Hauora

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Kua mene ki te po
Haere Haere Haere 

Ka huri atu ki te mihi ki te Kingi a Tuheitia Potatau Te Wherowhero tuawhitu
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Ko Ngati Tamainupo te Hapu  

Kaumatua: Maunga Tautari Huirama (Tau)

Tau Huirama has more than 20 years professional experience as a culturalsupervisor, coach, mentor and facilitator of crucial conversations.

He provides trustworthy, wise and knowledgeable cultural and bi-cultural advice and support to Māori and non-Māori seeking to deliver the best possible results for their whānau and stakeholders.

Dame Karen Poutasi

Commissioner for Waikato District Health Board

Dame Karen is currently Commissioner for Waikato District Health Board and is on the board of Interim Health New Zealand. She is Chair of Taumata Arowai (the drinking water regulator) and Deputy Chair of Network for Learning. She also chairs Kāpuhipuhi Wellington Uni-Professional, a subsidiary of Victoria University of Wellington, focussed on non-degree learning. She has previously been Chief Executive of NZQA and Director General of Health. Her extended family is Samoan and her adult children are all active in the Pacific community.

Erana Skudder

Taumata Rei Project Manager, Hauora Tairāwhiti

Hine Moeke-Murray

Te Kupenga Net Trust Chief Executive

Rewiti Ropiha

Turanga Health CEO