The governance group was established in 2013, with a cross sector make up, responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction across all Lakes maternal, child and youth services.




“He kakano ahau i ruia mai i Rangiatea”

“I am a seed that was sown in the heavens of Rangiatea”

Te Whanake is to grow, to spring up, to develop, to nurture.

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Strategic Goals

The governance group provides strategic direction and leadership related to the development and delivery of services to Lakes mothers, children and young people.  Its aim is to ensure services work in a more integrated and collaborative way to provide effective, easy to use and timely care, resulting in better health for pregnant women, children and youth across the Lakes DHB area. 

The members of the group are working to achieve the goals the group set out in its strategic plan. These include:
• Better information sharing between Lakes maternal and child health services
• Reduce admissions for children that could have been avoided if they had earlier care (0-14 years),
• Less than 5 per cent of the Lakes population is smoking by 2025
• Promotion of Lakes DHB’s Youth Strategy
• Confident and competent parenting, producing healthy happy children able to fulfill their potential
• The Lakes district maternal, child and youth workforce has capacity and capability to deliver effective services
• School Based Health Services deliver consistent and effective health services 


Meetings of Te Whanake

The governance group meets the first Tuesday of the month between 10am -12noon.
All TWGG members are responsible for circulating the monthly meeting summary to their service networks. 


Te Whanake Governance Group Monthly Update 


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Helpful Links  



Birth and early childhood

6 weeks to 5 years

Primary School 5 to 12 years

Secondary School 12 to 18 years

Young Adult 18 to 24 years


Group Membership


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Pip King

Lakes DHB Maternal & Child Health Portfolio & Te Whanake Governance Group Chair

Teyelva Petley Child Youth & Family Regional Manager, Ministry of Social Development

Raewyn Bourne

Executive Manager: Tipu Ora

Viv Edwards

Area Manager: Plunket

Dr Tania Pinfold

Clinical Lead: Rotovegas Youth Health

Janet Hanvey

Business Manager: Toi Te Ora Public Health

Lauren James

Lakes DHB: Maori Health Team

Dr Johan Morreau

Lakes DHB: Community Paediatrician

Angela Field

Lakes DHB: Clinical Manager - iCAMHS

Sharon Rye

Clinical Manager: Tuwharetoa Health

Donna Mayes

Lakes DHB: Manager, Woman, Child and Family Service

Gary Lees

Lakes DHB: Director of Nursing and Midwifery

Sharon Andrews

Lakes DHB: Associate Director of Nursing