Hineroa Hakiaha

Rā whānau kia koutou! What huge accomplishments TRM/TRO has completed by supporting communities and whānau. Such achievements e hoa mā. Hineroa Hakiaha (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pukeko, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāi Tahu)Director Mental Health & Addictions (Māori), Auckland District Health Board. President of the Māori Caucus Te Ao Maramatanga.

Celebrating 20 Years of Service

On the 8th of March 2002, Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia launched Te Rau Matatini. The first CEO was Kirsty Maxwell Crawford (2002-2011); Clinical Coordinator Paul Hirini, with leadership and guidance, received from Dr Mason Durie. Te Rau Matatini originally based in Palmerston North established into a Trust with significant representation of Māori leaders … Read more

20 Years of Service to Māori Nursing

Huarahi Whakatū was born in the early 2000s from a desire to recognise, affirm and support a workforce that was both clinically and culturally competent. A partnership between Te Rau Matatini, Te Ao Māramatanga – Māori Caucus (New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses), Te Kaunihera o Ngā Neehi Māori (National Council of Māori Nurses) … Read more

Whare Tukutuku – Our People, Our Communities – Our Solutions

Over the last 20 years, Te Rau Ora has played a key role in the development of the Māori Providers and Māori workforces that support healing from substance misuse. Our work is helped to foster Māori Addiction Sector leadership, build the evidence base for kaupapa Māori Addictions practice, support kaupapa Māori informed education and training, … Read more

Māori knowledge and understanding so that whānau can stand tall

Over three or more decades, responses to Māori health have increasingly steered away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach to greater recognition of mātauranga Māori and tikanga Māori. We have seen the evolution of kaupapa Māori services in health, social services, and education, as well as extraordinary increases in the Māori health workforce. Not … Read more

Igniting the voices and experiences of whaiora Māori

Tūmunako is a space to ignite the voices and experiences of whaiora Māori. The programme provides a vehicle for whaiora Māori to share their own personal journey to health and wellbeing through creative expression, culture, and music.    Tūmunako was developed by Te Kete Pounamu in partnership with Mana o Te Tangata. It started with the formation … Read more

Reclaiming our past to unlock the future

He Whare Wahine is newly established to deliberately focus on Wahine and Kotiro Māori, and to restore their status through a workforce that honours and values Oranga wahine, Mana wahine and Rangatira wahine. The team of Wahine Māori are committed to restoring the status and mana of Wahine Māori as endowed at Kurawaka. The goal … Read more

Māori Knowledge & Frameworks

Kaupapa Māori services, programmes and approaches will continue to play an essential role in addressing whānau wellbeing, especially when there is a greater prevalence in complex health and social issues that require holistic, culturally led, and ongoing interventions which can only be provided by a skilled Māori multidisciplinary workforce, able to sustain effective long-term relationships … Read more

The Voice of Experience

Te Kete Pounamu is the National Organisation for Māori with lived experience. The movement was formed in 2015 following increasing concern of the use of harmful restrictive practices on Māori and the increasing inequities in Māori Health and Wellbeing. Since their formation, Te Kete Pounamu has established regional networks spanning the length and breadth of … Read more