Maori Health Team

  

The Māori Health team in Lakes District Health Board is located on the second floor, Ngāti Whakaue Building, Rotorua Hospital.
The team is charged with: 

  • Providing strategic advice and direction to Lakes DHB that will contribute toward improved health outcomes for Māori. This includes working from governance through to planning and service delivery.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with the iwi governance groups and with Māori communities  
  • Supporting Māori health providers to build capacity and capability 
  • Provide leadership direction and support to the DHB in its activities. 

The team consists of Phyllis Tangitu (GM Māori Health) Eru George (Pou Herenga) Lauren James (Pou Whakarite) , and Mardi Taiaroa (PA to the GM). 
Lianne Kohere is Kia Ora Hauora Regional Coordinator Midland Region, and Kristal Heta is KOH Administrator.

Contact Mardi Taiaroa or by telephone (07) 349 7858.


KIA ORA HAUORA

Lianne Kohere and Kristal Heta are responsible for the Midland Kia Ora Hauora region.  Email Lianne.Kohere@lakesdhb.govt.nz or phone (07) 343 7714 or 027 432 9059 for the information you need to kick start YOUR career pathway in Health.   https://www.kiaorahauora.co.nz/midland

 

TAUPŌ - TE AKA MATUA - MANAWA ORA

Provides a support role for Māori Whanau to help reduce the number of readmissions to hospital.  Working in the community to engage services to provide a wrap-around approach for whānau so that they can stay independent and well in their own homes.  Working alongside local community providers to ensure supports are in place for whānau and are delivered in a way that is culturally appropriate.  Special focus on reducing Māori re-admissions and supporting mama and their pepi/tamariki to engage with key community support networks. 

The service is staffed by Demita Tukaki who currently works at Taupo Hospital between 9.30am and midday, Monday – Friday. Demita can be contacted by telephone on 021 027 97983

 

Māori Health Training Opportunities

This year, we have Wiremu Keepa (Ngati Whakaue) to deliver staff reo classes.  Please follow the link for further details Staff Training 2019

2019 TE REO MĀORI SESSIONS WITH WIREMU KEEPA - ALL LEVELS OF REO ARE WELCOME
ALL STAFF WELCOME - NAU MAI, HAERE MAI

Wiremu provides an introduction to the Maori language with an emphasis on pronunciation, greetings and forms of language in particular cultural contexts. 

Start day: Thursday 7th Feb 2019 then each Thursday of 2019

Session One - 12pm to 1pm
Session Two - 1pm to 2pm

WHERE: Sessions will be held at the L & D Training Room - any changes will be advised via email and staff notice on intranet

Bring your lunch, pen and paper for notes

Contact Mardi on ext 7858 or email for more information

Rauemi (Resources)

Mihimihi Mihimihi.pdf

Te Reo 'Speed Date' Greetings Te Reo Maori Speed Date Korero.pdf

Hauora Māori Training Fund 2019 - APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2019 HAUORA MAORI TRAINING FUNDING

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2019 HAUORA MAORI TRAINING FUNDING

 

Recent hui supported by Māori Health

Māori Health have been involved with many hui and community led initiatives including Hapu Wananga, Rauora, Smear Your Mea, Pink Hoe, Stroke Awareness, Oranga Tinana, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and Matariki activities here at Rotorua Hospital.  In 2019 we look forward to the exciting mahi within the Te Arawa and Tuwharetoa rohe.

 

Upcoming Events

Applications for Hāuora Māori Training Fund 2019 - CLOSED FOR 2019

The next Hapu Waananga takes place Tue 30th April and Wed 1 May at Apumoana Marae. 
Contact: JENNA ANAPU, Kia Wana Lakes Baby Service - Jenna.anapu@lakesdhb.govt.nz