Articles for author: Te Whatu Ora

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Tō mātou moemoeā – Our vision

Te Aka Whai Ora and Te Whatu Ora are a ‘Waka Hourua’ – a double-hulled canoe. We represent two knowledge systems and worldviews, moving together in a common direction.     Our vision is to create a new health system focused on pae ora (healthy futures) for all people, patients, whānau, and our healthcare workforce.   At ...

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Putting kai in the hands of whānau

The impact of Cyclone Gabrielle was devastating to many communities from Te Tai Tokerau to Hawke’s Bay, but the emphasis on kai sovereignty – cultivation, harvesting, preparation and delivery – that is leading to long-term resilience and better health for the kaumātua and rangatahi of Rongomaiwahine. He Kai Kei Aku Ringa, a programme developed by ...

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Ngāpuhi trial evaluates effectiveness of rongoā Māori with western medicines

A Ngāpuhi initiative is exploring ways to integrate rongoā Māori as an option for medical treatment by production of products that are consistent and tested – offering complementary options to pharmaceuticals and providing economic opportunities across the region. Te Hau Ora o Ngāpuhi (THOON) has developed a programme to ensure whānau have access to rongoā ...

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The Grand Round research symposium June: Introduction to Cultural Safety, Cultural Competency and Hauora Māori

Hungry for cultural safety and cultural competency? Don’t just reach for the ‘karakia sandwich’ says Associate Professor Elana Curtis, speaking on the importance of being culturally safe, pro-equity and antiracist in the health sector during the Grand Round session in June. A record crowd of over 170 people attended the online symposium, which can be ...

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National Chief Nurse appointed

Richard Sullivan is pleased to announce the appointment of Nadine Gray (Te Whakatōhea) as National Chief Nurse for Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora, from 1 July. Currently Chief Nursing Officer at Te Aka Whai Ora | Māori Health Authority, Nadine has a proven track record of strategic leadership, clinical expertise, and a deep ...