Dame Tariana Turia
Pou (Patron), Te Pou Matakana
Dame Tariana Turia
Ngāti Apa, Ngā Wairiki, Ngā Rauru, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Whanganui | Pou (Patron), Te Pou Matakana
Dame Tariana held several ministerial portfolios – Disability Issues, the Community and Voluntary Sector, as well as further Associate Ministerial responsibilities including Health, Housing, Social Development, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment.
Through her work as a Minister and MP, she was able to significantly and positively affect the lives of countless others. She established the first Community and Voluntary Sector office, introduced the Treaty of Waitangi clause into the Health and Disability Act, and promoted the uptake of cultural competency as a basic standard right across the health sector. Her contributions towards the prevention of rheumatic fever and wide-ranging tobacco reform have seen her highly acclaimed on the international stage.
Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie
Pou (Patron), Te Pou Matakana
Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie
Rangitāne, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Raukawa | Pou (Patron), Te Pou Matakana
Sir Mason grew up in Feilding, attended Te Aute College in Hawke’s Bay and graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1963. He has a postgraduate Diploma in Psychiatry from McGill University – Canada and was subsequently appointed Director of Psychiatry at Palmerston North Hospital. He was also a member of the Royal Commission on Social Policy from 1986-1988.
In 1988 he was appointed to the Chair in Māori Studies at Massey University, where he graduated as a Doctor of Literature in 2003. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand since 1995 and a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit since 2001. In 2008, Otago University awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Prior to retirement in 2012, he was Professor of Māori Research and Development and Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Massey University. He was appointed Professor Emeritus in 2013.
His extensive publications continue to be widely quoted within New Zealand and internationally especially in connection with indigenous health advancement. In 2010 he was knighted for services to public health and especially Māori health.
Chair, Te Pou Matakana Board
Te Arawa | Chair, Te Pou Matakana Board
Merepeka holds an MBA in International Management and spent many years living and working in Switzerland prior to returning to New Zealand in the 80’s. She has a wealth of experience in the fields of business, management & politics, and is constantly in demand as a commentator and guest panelist, particularly around issues to do with Māori, health & welfare and social justice.
A sought-after motivational speaker, mentor and consultant, Merepeka is the author of a long-running and highly regarded newspaper column as well as serving as a board member and advisor to several not-for-profit organisations. She is passionate about encouraging and advancing the aspirations of Māori.
Hon. John Tamihere
Chief Executive, Te Pou Matakana
Hon. John Tamihere
Ngāti Porou ki Hauraki, Whakatōhea | Chief Executive, Te Pou Matakana
John returned to lead Te Whānau o Waipareira in 2007 when it was on the verge of financial collapse due to mismanagement. He fully rebuilt the organisation from the ground up, and today Te Whānau o Waipareira is the largest multi-sector NGO in the not-for-profit sector in New Zealand.
John is a member of the Independent Māori Statutory Board, providing leadership and advice to Auckland on issues of Māori interest, and also the Waitakere Licensing Trust, who distribute $12 million per year of community funding. He is a founding member of the National Urban Māori Authority (NUMA) and was recently appointed to the board of Māori TV. John also holds the distinction of being the only known person to have been declared New Zealander of the Year (North & South Magazine), ‘Person of the Year’ (Sunday Star Times) as well as ‘Man of the Year’ (Metro Magazine).
Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa | Broadcaster
In 2009 Oriini took a hiatus from the newsroom, moved to Rotorua with her whānau and independently produced programmes for Māori Television and TVNZ. Oriini returned to Māori Television in March 2016 as a senior reporter and to host the channel’s flagship current affairs show, Native Affairs. She has since co-presented Māori Television’s Anzac Day broadcast and the 2017 Election Aotearoa campaign.
This year Oriini received the Toi Reo Māori: Translators license from the Māori Language Commission and was made a finalist for the Māori Journalist of the Year: English category at the Ngā Kupu Ora Awards run by Massey University. She is currently studying at Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo and aims to graduate in July 2018.
Ngāti Maru | Broadcaster
As a member of the 70’s Māori vocal quartet The Family Affair he won major awards from the Variety Club of Australia. In the early 80’s, Dale returned home and was drawn to broadcasting. He is a much sought after MC, and his broadcasting style, honed through his years of working on Radio
Aotearoa and the Mana Māori Media network, has seen Dale become one of the most interesting and informative interviewers on the national airwaves.
Te Arawa - Ngāi Tahu | Broadcaster
Hon. Peeni Henare
MP for Tāmaki Makaurau Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Whānau Ora, and Youth Associate Minister for Social Development
Hon. Peeni Henare
Ngati Hine, Ngāpuhi | MP for Tāmaki Makaurau Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector, Minister for Whānau Ora, and Youth Associate Minister for Social Development
Politics and public service is in his blood: his father was Erima Henare, who was head of the Māori Language Commission; his grandfather was Sir James Henare, a lieutenant colonel in the Māori Battalion, member of Te Rūnanga o te Tiriti o Waitangi, and Commander of the British Empire (CBE); and his great-grandfather Taurekareka (Tau) Henare was also a Member of Parliament, for the former electorate Northern Māori from 1914 to 1938.
Director of Social Impact & Innovation - Te Whānau o Waipareira
Ngāti Kauwhata, Rangitāne, Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata, Kai Tahu | Director of Social Impact & Innovation - Te Whānau o Waipareira
financial capability, as well as providing on-going stewardship, monitoring and evaluation on the implementation of He Kai Kei Aku Ringa.
Awerangi leads Wai-Atamai (the social innovation hub for Waipareira) which focuses on fostering innovation through the development and sharing of ideas that facilitate end to end solutions for advancing whānau wellbeing. Wai-Atamai is an engine room for change that draws upon knowledge, practice & tools from across its four teams; Research, Strategy & Innovation, Change & Transformation and The Creative Lab, to co-design and co-produce innovative strategies, using the best evidence-based approaches to create uplifting and enduring increases in whānau wellbeing.
Her depth and breadth of skills together with her experience across multiple sectors play a pivotal role in supporting Waipareira to develop integrated solutions based on the premise that the issues confronting whānau are both complex and inter-related. No one organisation or sector on its own can drive the solutions we now need to ensure the wellbeing of our whanau and communities. Only a shared common agenda for change can deliver sustainable solutions to what matters most to whānau.
Understanding Real Investment for Outcomes
In our communities, supporting the change that matters most to whānau is at the very heart of Te Whānau o Waipareira, an urban Māori community anchor organisation in West Auckland.
Waipareira shares their Managing to Outcomes programme called Ngā Hua O Mataora – a programme empowering whānau change, which aligns and is built upon whānau aspiration. Aspirations are translated and evidenced through outcomes achieved in the immediate, short and medium term.
These outcomes, along with the longer term impact for Whānau are discussed in this plenary session.
The investment required to achieve these outcomes is significant. It goes above and beyond the traditional model of delivering individual services separate to other interventions being delivered to whānau – it requires a comprehensive wrap-around solution that aligns with whānau aspirations. It goes above and beyond working as a single organisation delivering to whānau – it requires working collectively with other like-minded organisations locally, regionally, nationally and globally to progress whānau outcomes within an agreed common shared agenda. It goes above and beyond delivering services on the ground day in and day out – it requires strong advocacy to ensure the whānau voice is heard, and thus incorporated into policy change.
Waipareira shares their platforms for change that underpin the real investment required for outcomes and conclude this session with their model for valuing the change that matters most for whānau.
Chair - Social Value UK
Co-chair - Social Value International | Chair - Social Value UK
Understanding the Value of Social Capacity
Richard will provide an international perspective on inequality and the urgent need to work together to address how the world’s resources are allocated. He will discuss the emerging consensus on principles guiding measurement practitioners and the global collaboration and community of practice through Social Value International.
Upoko Whakarae - Te Tihi o Ruahine Whānau Ora Alliance
Ngā Puhi, Ngati Porou, Te Roroa, Ngāti Whātua | Upoko Whakarae - Te Tihi o Ruahine Whānau Ora Alliance
Kaiwhakahaere Matua - Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga (TToH)
Ngāti Porou | Kaiwhakahaere Matua - Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga (TToH)
Kō Waiapu te awa
Ngāti Porou te iwi
TToH is a thriving and innovative kaupapa-Māori organisation based in Hastings, Hawkes Bay. We have been working alongside whānau for the past 30 years to achieve best outcomes for them through clinical and community wellness support, in tandem with social, educational and personal development programmes. I am honoured to be the CE for TToH; a progressive hands-on NGO and a strong advocate of Māori potential.
My other roles include Chair for the following; Crown Entity – Spectrum company, Tourism Audit and Risk entity, local youth employment trust, as well as acting as a trustee on several trusts, and also as a director of several private companies.
My commercial background is in ICT, and I currently sit on the Maori ICT EAG. I was previously a director of 2degrees. I am a Chartered Accountant with a BBS and an MBA; and (quite) a few years of real-world experience.
Kaiarataki - Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust
Ngāti Ruanui, Nga Rauru, Nga Ruahine and Irish descent | Kaiarataki - Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust
She says that “in building a perfect storm of courage, talent and a whole lot of cheek” the town created an economic and social legacy. “That is a resilience in communities that we should be doing more to empower”. True Economic Development isn’t just about growing GDP; it’s about creating intergenerational blueprints out of failure and success, and ensuring whānau use the development experience to achieve overall wellbeing. That is why Debbie, a self-described YoPoi (Youth Positive Influencer) took 50 rangatahi to Stanford University and Silicon Valley. She wanted to help unleash innovation and a culture of Design Thinking solutions as an approach to social issues.
Hon. Nanaia Mahuta
MP for Hauraki-Waikato Minister for Māori Development and Local Government Associate Minister for the Environment
Hon. Nanaia Mahuta
Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Hine | MP for Hauraki-Waikato Minister for Māori Development and Local Government Associate Minister for the Environment
During her time in Parliament, Nanaia has supported policies and initiatives that;
• build the capacity of communities – especially social service organisations
• deliver greater investment in education, employment and training opportunities – particularly for young people
• support the continuation of the Treaty Settlement process
• support specific initiatives that lift the well-being and opportunities for young mums and those who are vulnerable.
The honourable Nanaia Mahuta is a tribal member of Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Maniapoto and Ngāti Hine and her parliamentary experience has enabled her to contribute to the collective aspirations of Māori and all New Zealanders.
Hon. Willie Jackson
Labour List MP Minister of Employment Associate Minister for Māori Development
Hon. Willie Jackson
Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Maniapoto | Labour List MP Minister of Employment Associate Minister for Māori Development
Primarily based in Auckland, he has supported the rights of Māori and urban Māori nationally for many years, with a focus on community development, particularly in South Auckland. He has been at the forefront of advancing community interests, local initiatives and whānau aspirations.
The Minister has a very long history working within both Māori and mainstream media; in print, radio and television, including commentating election coverage in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2014.
He is the son of the late Bob Jackson and Dame June Jackson, New Zealand’s longest-serving parole board member. He is married to Dr Tania Rangiheuea, a former Victoria University lecturer in Māori and Women’s Studies, and now a school principal.
Project Manager - Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Plan, Ngāti Rangi Trust
Tūhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue | Project Manager - Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Plan, Ngāti Rangi Trust
Erena spent several years as an independent consultant in private practice, where she was involved in strategic planning and social development projects for a variety of community, Iwi and other Māori organisations. Since 2013 she has led the implementation process for the Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Plan on behalf of the Ngāti Rangi Trust.
Erena sees the key to effecting positive change as having insightful, big-picture thinking guiding meaningful communications and action. Her background is in policy and strategy development, quality assurance and project implementation. With eight years working knowledge of government departments she has more recently led innovative whānau-focussed change through the Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Plan.
Whānau Ora & Iwi – Intergenerational Outcomes by Collaboration
The Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Plan (RWT) is a model of collective impact in a rural setting, led by Ngāti Rangi Trust. RWT has established a virtuous cycle of development for the communities of Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru based on a collective impact model and approach that could be transferable anywhere. RWT is an iwi-led, community-driven, whānau-focused plan of action to bring about sustainable change across the areas of Education, Employment, Housing, Health and Social.
Informed through our ‘stats’ and our ‘stories’ the original RWT plan set out how we could collectively achieve 23 locally designed solutions that would create the conditions where whānau are empowered with information and opportunities to lead their own transformation. At the same time, we would use our collective influence to transform the environment of our community, schools and businesses to better enable and sustain that whānau driven transformation.
The plan provided a blueprint for addressing evidenced-based needs, through a whenua-based framework that is founded in the teachings of Koro Ruapehu, as he looks after every living thing in his shadow, so should we, who live in his shadow, look after each other. We do this by working together underpinned through a shared vision and values, to co-create new ideas and solutions for intergenerational challenges that face us all, and that face our special place in the world.
Over the last five years, together with others through this plan we have achieved a staggering amount of success. This presentation will focus on the process of establishing our collective approach and in particular examples of sustainable platforms for transformation. It will highlight some of the outcomes achieved to date including a new iwi-owned recruitment company, an indigenous hub of innovation in Te Pae Tata – the Ruapehu Community Learning and Technology Centre, and a Housing project – Te Whare Āhuru ki Ruapehu, supported by Te Pou Matakana.
The first RWT plan is now complete, and the next plan is due to launch at the end of September 2018, with 14 new solutions, again identified by whānau and community that will build on from achievements of the first plan, and will guide the people of southern Ruapehu to remain relentless in the pursuit of turning aspirational strategy into transformational action.
Chief Executive Officer - Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) Member, Board of Directors - SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children
Bundjalung | Chief Executive Officer - Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec) Member, Board of Directors - SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children
Before being appointed Chief Executive Officer of AbSec in 2015, Tim worked in multiple senior executive roles at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, where he gained valuable insight into the child protection system and the ways it works with Aboriginal children and organisations. Prior to working in the Department of Family and Community Services, Tim served in Aboriginal community development functions at Leichhardt Municipal Council and Randwick City
He holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Sydney, specialising in Sociology, Social Policy, Government and International Relations. Tim is also a graduate of the NSW Public Service Commission’s Executive Development Program, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a practitioner of PRINCE2 Project Management, and a certified Change Management Practitioner (accredited through APMG International and the Change Management Institute).
An Indigenous Comparative to Whānau Ora
Tim will be providing an overview of the challenges experienced by AbSec in their push towards greater Aboriginal self-determination within the New South Wales (NSW) state child and family system in Australia. It will be a PowerPoint presentation providing an overview of the current state, and the positions that AbSec take to improve the current system for NSW Aboriginal children and families. AbSec is a non-government, not for profit Aboriginal controlled peak organisation, representing the interests of Aboriginal children, families, communities and their organisations in the state of NSW, Australia. This will include an overview of:
• How AbSec would view a system that is operating with Aboriginal children and families in mind
• Our proposals for a NSW state government to provide greater impact for Aboriginal children and families in this state
The work that AbSec has been undertaking in establishing positions to advise and influence government (and their departments), as well as working to build our Aboriginal controlled organisations to deliver greater outcomes for Aboriginal children and families in the state
Mr Tim Ireland, Chief Executive Officer AbSec will conduct the presentation with joint commentary by Mr Paul Gray (Executive Leader, Strategy, Policy and Engagement AbSec) and Ms Dana Hogg (Executive Leader, Support and Sustainability AbSec) to provide a brief overview of how they contribute to the work of AbSec in their leadership roles within the organisation.
Co-Founder - JBWere Philanthropic Services
direction. More recently John completed The Support Report focusing on the dramatic trends evident in Australian giving. He also compiles the list of Australia’s largest private philanthropists for the Australian Financial Review’s annual special, Philanthropy 50. John sits on a number of charity Boards including on the Council of Philanthropy Australia.
Economic Sustainability for Not for Profit – The Cause Report 2017
Economic sustainability for the not for profit sector is challenging. There is generally little reward for successful social returns, just a reimbursement of costs, making it difficult to invest in improvement and innovation. The major sources of sector funding, Government and client fee for service, usually don’t contain large profit margins and increasing organisation numbers mean competition is high and pricing often under pressure. New trends including impact investment and a re-thinking about what assets are really needed for impact and sustainability are offering new opportunities for the sector. In addition, better understanding and financially valuing the social and environmental improvements produced can dramatically expand the impact achieved by both the not for profit and even the business sector.
Managing Director – Spark Strategy
Organisational Readiness for Sustainability
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organisational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
Within the Not-for-Profit sector, there has been increasing recognition of the importance of partnering to drive social impact. Many of the benefits accrued by the Not-for-Profit sector through collaboration are comparable to the for-profit sector. The tangible benefits of collaboration are obvious: from leveraging resources, to increasing the depth of services delivered and generating brand awareness among stakeholders.
Despite funding competition, it is now well accepted that tackling complex and systemic social challenges requires a collaborative, holistic framework. Social change necessitates consideration of the complexities of an issue. This can include the broader context in which it exists and the interconnected nature of problems, drawing together all the stakeholders to optimise decisions and actions.
Programme Manager - Horouta Whānau Ora, Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou
Te Aitanga a Huaiti | Programme Manager - Horouta Whānau Ora, Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou
Ko Ūawa-Nui-A-Ruamatua te Awa
Ko Ngāti Ira te Hapū
Ko Te Aitanga A Hauiti Te Iwi
He kākano ahau, from the centre of my universe – Mangatuna, which sits between the waters of Tolaga Bay and Anaura Bay. I was raised to be a fierce protector of the potential and power of whānau. Whānau Ora and whānau aspiration towards change and transformation is not only my job; it’s my life’s purpose!
Peggy is the Whānau Ora Manager for Horouta Whānau Ora Collective . She holds an MA (Hons) in Indigenous Studies and also a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work.
Manager - Whānau Ora Collective, Te Taitokerau
Ngai Tuteauru, Te Ngahengahe, Ngati Kahu | Manager - Whānau Ora Collective, Te Taitokerau
I did well at school and went on to train as a teacher and graduated from Auckland University with a BA and MA 1st class Hons, while lecturing in the grammar of Te Reo Māori.
I have held a number of senior roles related to Māori Education & Te Reo in particular, and in the past nine years since returning from Wellington to my home in the Hokianga, I have been a Board member of Hokianga Health, delivered Te Reo Māori in Far North Kura for Victoria University and from 2016 to the present I have been the Manager for the Te Taitokerau Whānau Ora Collective.
CEO – Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective
Te Arawa | CEO – Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective
Ora Collective. I am fortunate to work with a great team to develop the infrastructure and systems required to support Whānau Ora. We are a small, highly motivated and flexible team that prioritises learning and embracing change in order to develop the skills necessary to advance the wellbeing of our whānau.
From a background in nursing I went on to study for an MBA specialising in Indigenous Development and Advancement at Waikato University. I am a Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Management and have been actively involved in a number of local and national health related bodies including, Te Tatau o Te Arawa Partnership Group with Rotorua Lakes Council, the Child Mortality Review Committee and the Family Violence Death Review Committee. I am a proud member of the Hinemoa branch of the Māori Women’s Welfare League, and also an advisory member of the Academic Development committee for the Waiāriki Bachelor of Nursing program.
The power of whānau has been a constant inspiration, especially when changes are made and a vision for a new future has been created by them. While strategic development of our collective is a critical part of the work and planning, this must connect meaningfully to the aspirations and needs of the people who make up our whānau and community.
Whānau ora Systems Navigator
Te Whānau ā Ruataupare | Whānau ora Systems Navigator
I am a Whānau Ora Systems Navigator with the Te Tihi o Ruahine Whānau Ora Alliance in Te Papaiōea. Part of my core role includes workforce development for our Alliance and the training and on-going education of the Te Ara Whānau Ora framework. To enhance our Collective Impact pieces, I am also involved with promotion and education of the Whānau Ora concept with key stakeholders locally. It excites me to be contributing to this space at a time where a Māori worldview is changing the game. Mauri ora!
Whānau ora Systems Navigator
Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Kauwhata | Whānau ora Systems Navigator
This role focuses on working alongside government agencies to create systems within their organisations that will create better outcomes for Maori and others accessing those services. Providing training in Whānau Ora is another role that I undertake to ensure that all organisations working with whānau are aware of the Whānau Ora concepts and how those concepts can be utilised to create better outcomes for whānau.
I also have a role increasing whānau skills and knowledge by facilitating and developing programs and workshops. I am a trained facilitator in the ‘Tikanga Ririki’ Māori parenting program and have been instrumental in establishing a pool of trained facilitators within the Manawatu, Horowhenua, and Tararua districts.
Director, Data & Performance - Te Pou Matakana
Ngāti Kurī, Ngāi Takoto, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua | Director, Data & Performance - Te Pou Matakana
As a previous Finance Manager with Te Whānau O Waipareira and Waiora Healthcare PHO, and several roles within a leading investment bank in London, his background includes accounting and finance, human resources, outcomes management, data analytics and IT.
He lives in Auckland with his wife Melanie and their two boys Jesse (7) and Ben (5), and it’s through them and the partners of Te Pou Matakana that he gets his inspiration to advance good health, education and social and economic well-being for our communities.
Chief Executive Officer – Whānau Tahi Ltd
Ngāti Kahungunu | Chief Executive Officer – Whānau Tahi Ltd
He has worked in the health and IT sector for over a decade and has a keen understanding of Whanau Ora practices, outcome measurement, data analytics and most importantly, how they all intersect and connect. He is passionate about creating long term sustainable change for our people, and believes that the best way to achieve this is by working collaboratively, and ensuring that whānau are at the centre of everything that we do.
Tumuaki Ngātahi | Partner
Her work has recently included Hāpaitia te Oranga Tangata – the criminal justice sector reform summit, the Enabling Good Lives disability support system, and community collective impact building with the Yurok tribe in Northern California.
Kaitātai Whākōki | Design Catalyst
Ngati Manawa, Tuhoe, Tainui, Te Arawa and Tuwharetoa | Kaitātai Whākōki | Design Catalyst
Waikato, Ngaati Maahanga
Whānau empowerment through developing wāhine Māori leadership is at the core of why Awhimai does what she does. “Wāhine are the glue that hold the whānau together; when you strengthen and support wāhine, you strengthen and support whānau”.
Leadership, however, is gender-neutral; some people have the natural ability to lead, while others develop their leadership abilities through hard work and practice. Leadership can be studied and learned. If you are capable of learning from experience, you can acquire leadership. Awhimai works with leaders to help them prepare for, and embrace their next leadership opportunity.
“Mahia te mahi hei painga mō te iwi.” nā Te Puea Hērangi.
Chief Executive Officer - Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Trust
Nga Rauru, me nga Iwi O Mokai Patea ko Ngati Tamakopiri, Ngati Whitikaupeka, Ngai te Ohuake, Ngati Hauiti ratou ko Ngati Paki me Ngati Hinemanu. | Chief Executive Officer - Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Trust
In her current CEO role, Natasha manages an innovative youth-focused organisation that specialises in Sexual Health Education in Maori and non-Maori Schools (e.g. Secondary, Kura Kaupapa Maori and Alternative Education Centres). Te Kaha also provides a Teenage Parenting Service for Youth aged 12- 19 years of age and a Mama & Pēpi (Mother & Baby) Support Service, Suicide Prevention, Intensive Stop Smoking Service, a Mobile Health Prevention & Promotion Team and Kaiārahi services focused on Whanau Ora Commissioning Activities for rangatahi.
Natasha holds a number of governance roles including as a Trustee of Manurewa, and Te Ora o Manukau Marae, and Hui E Community Aotearoa, as well as being Co-Chair of the Kaitiaki Roopu Suicide Prevention Māori Provider Network and a member of the Māori Health Advisory Committee on the Counties Manukau DHB.
Chief Executive - Ngāti Whātua Orakei Whai Maia
Ngāti Whātua ki Orakei | Chief Executive - Ngāti Whātua Orakei Whai Maia
Tureiti, Lady Moxon
Managing Director - Te Kohao Health
Tureiti, Lady Moxon
Ngati Pahauwera, Ngāti Kahungunu, Kai Tahu | Managing Director - Te Kohao Health
Tureiti is of Ngāti Pāhauwera, Ngāti Kahungunu and Kai Tahu descent and has served as a trustee of the Ngāti Pahauwera Development Trust since 2008. She was also part of the negotiating team who settled their treaty claim in 2012. Tureiti comes from a legal background, specialising in Māori land law, Treaty Claims and Civil Law. She chairs the National Urban Māori Authority (NUMA). She is a claimant in the Wai 1315 Health Claim which was filed in 2005 and is to be heard before the Waitangi Tribunal in October 2018. She has extensive governance experience as a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and is known for her cutting edge innovation.
Pou Whirinaki – Te Tihi o Ruahine
Taranaki , Te Aitanga a Mahaki | Pou Whirinaki – Te Tihi o Ruahine
Nā Te Pakiaka tū ai Te Rakau
It is Because of the Roots, the Tree Stands
This whakatauki spoke to the importance of relationships and nourishing the unseen aspects that grow and influence the relationships we have. The pakiaka lie beneath the ground and therefore are unseen, it is not until we see the state of the rakau above the ground, do we fully understand if we have been giving the right nourishment for the roots to be strong and draw sustenance from the whenua allowing the rakau to flourish and be strong. Being proactive enables us to understand how and what we feed the roots to be strong for the rakau that stands above.
Data surrounds us yet is invisible to us, however the impacts on our whanau can be major if misunderstood or misused. The unseen nature of data means we have a responsibility to ensure that what is collected is relevant, the way we store and transmit data is secure, but most importantly we need to give thought and action to how whanau are part of the design and decision making of their own data. Clear pathways for whanau to have access to their data is part of this design. We (Iwi, Māori, Government, NGOs) as kaitiaki of the data must also have the skills to convey meaning and relevance so whanau are able to use the data to inform their decision making whilst also being savvy in how we utilise the data to inform broader system change and service delivery.
Founder & Managing Director – Development by Design Ltd
Tuhourangi, Ngāti Whakaue | Founder & Managing Director – Development by Design Ltd
Māori Data Sovereignty for whānau transformation
Tino Rangatiratanga or sovereignty is at the heart of Māori, iwi, hapū and whānau development aspirations. In the current environment, Māori need to make informed development decisions using robust evidence to maximise the potential of the limited resources that we have, and to provide innovative benefits and opportunities to enable whānau transformation.
Data is a key strategic asset for Māori development and having greater access, control, governance and being able to better use data that is relevant to whānau Māori is fundamental for measuring towards our own aspirations. Kirikowhai will share an overview of the emerging kaupapa of Māori Data Sovereignty, with the synergies between this and the important mahi of Whānau Ora for whānau transformation.
Professor Meihana Durie
Head of School – Te Pūtahi a Toi
Professor Meihana Durie
Rangitāne, Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Porou, Rongo Whakaata, Ngāi Tahu | Head of School – Te Pūtahi a Toi
Meihana is a previous recipient of the Sir Peter Snell Doctoral Scholarship for Public Health and Exercise Science (Massey University) and is a recipient of the Health Research Council of New Zealand Hohua Tutengaehe Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Māori Health.
Meihana is also the head of Māori Studies unit, Te Pūtahi-ā-Toi (School of Māori Art, Knowledge and Education) at Massey University.
Dr Kiri Tamihere-Waititi
Whanau Ora Manager Te Runanga o Te Whanau (Te Whanau a Apanui)
Dr Kiri Tamihere-Waititi
Ngati Porou, Ngā Puhi, Whakatōhea | Whanau Ora Manager Te Runanga o Te Whanau (Te Whanau a Apanui)
Donna Te Whiu
Senior Project Manager - Te Whānau o Waipareira
Donna Te Whiu
Ngapuhi Nui Tonu | Senior Project Manager - Te Whānau o Waipareira
programme. Using some of the key learnings from this test three further pilots were established – Te Rūnganga o te Whānau and Te Whare Maire o Tapuwae, and extending the Waipareira leadership programme into a community leadership programme.
Project/Manager - Te Whare Maire o Tapuwae, Wairoa
Ngati Porou, Rongowhakaata, Ngati Kahungunu ki Te Wairoa | Project/Manager - Te Whare Maire o Tapuwae, Wairoa
She has worked for the past 6 years as Project/Manager for Te Whare Maire o Tapuwae – Whanau Ora, Wairoa – a Wairoa Collective of Health, Education & Training, Social, Housing Providers. Te Whare Maire o Tapuwae joined the Tairawhiti Regional Whanau Ora Collective- Horouta Whanau Ora Collective in 2015/16 and assisted with their initial establishment and development. In 2017, Te Whare Maire o Tapuwae – Whanau Ora, Wairoa were privileged to be invited to participate in the Nga Tini Whetu/Whanau Leadership Pilot as a ‘Rural’ site and joined Waiwhanau (Urban) and Te Runanga o Te Whanau (Iwi/Isolated Rural). Reremoana project managed the Te Whare Maire o Tapuwae Nga Tini Whetu pilot year.
Manager - The Ākina Foundation
She has worked with social enterprises, non-profits, Māori, Aboriginal and government clients to design and implement outcomes management solutions that support the organisations to prove and improve what they do, and increase their social impact.
She is currently working with social enterprises around New Zealand to adopt an outcomes management approach and is working with the Government to help social enterprises prove the impact they are having.
Dr John Huakau
Outcomes Measurement Lead – Te Pou Matakana
Dr John Huakau
Tongan and English | Outcomes Measurement Lead – Te Pou Matakana
He is a graduate from the University of Auckland, where he wrote his PhD thesis on new methods for using epidemiological data to estimate the size of disease populations. After being awarded his PhD John worked at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences in the Department of Māori and Pacific Health, as a Research Fellow with the Pacific Health Research Centre, before accepting a Post-doctoral Fellowship at Massey University with the Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation (SHORE) and Te Rōpū Whāriki (Whāriki) Research Centre.
Chief Operating Officer - Tui Ora Limited
Taranaki, Te Atiawa, and Ngati Awa | Chief Operating Officer - Tui Ora Limited
He has over 40 years of health sector experience, covering mental health, community health and medical services, including having held the position of Director of Clinical Services with Taranaki Healthcare Limited. Hayden has also held a wide range of governance positions, including as Interim Chairman of the National Health Board, Chairmanship of Taranaki District Health Board, The Health Sponsorship Council, TSB Community Trust and TSB Group Ltd. He is also a former Director of TSB Bank, and in 2017 Hayden was awarded the Taranaki Mayoral Award for Business Excellence.
Senior Epidemiologist – Te Pou Matakana
Her experience in the heath sector as a dental practitioner and passion to improve health for the greater population persuaded her to pursue her Masters in Public Health, specialising in Social Epidemiology. Her thesis was based on the role of social capital and social disparities in health services utilisation, for which she was awarded the Best Research Project and Gold Medal. In her previous role as an Analyst at the Indian School of Business, she worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in understanding the distribution models for diarrheal treatment and help build a hybrid model to improve the efficiency. Her stint included working with the State Ministry of Health to identify and build their capacity for public private partnerships in Healthcare. Her interests lie in health inequities, health systems, evidence based research and health innovation.
Robin Hapi CNZM
Te Pou Matakana Board
Robin Hapi CNZM
Ngāti Kahungunu | Te Pou Matakana Board
He holds an MBA with Distinction from Massey University, where he was awarded a Massey Medal as one of its distinguished alumni.
Robin has extensive governance experience and currently chairs the Māori Economic Development Advisory Board and Te Wānanga o Raukawa. He is a Director of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and sits on numerous boards including Callaghan Innovation, Te Mātāwai and the Māori Economic Development Advisory Board for the Ministry for Business Innovation & Enterprise (MBIE). He is also an Advisory Board Member for SERCO Asia/Pacific.
Former CEO and Chair of Aotearoa Fisheries and CEO for the former Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission, Robin was also Board Chair of Sealord Group from 2007-2011.
A Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors he is also a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management.