Te Huinga o Nga Pou Hauora - Mãori Advisory Network

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karangamaha e noho mai i raro i nga maunga korero o nga poari hauora a rohe e rima, tenei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa.  Kei raro iho nei ko nga kupu hei whakamaramahia te huarahi hei painga, hei oranga mo to tatau iwi.

It is an expectation that members of this group are committed to attending the quarterly face to face meetings, ensure that they are well prepared and consult with their stakeholders groups where possible prior to the meeting.  

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 Meet the Members

Hine Moeke-Murray - Chief Executive, Tairawhiti


Bachelor of Matauranga Mãori (Te Wananga o Raukawa), Post Graduate Diploma Mãori Studies (Massey University), Post Graduate Diploma Mãori and Management (Te Wananga o Raukawa), Educator, Facilitator for working with Mãori world view in cultural and non cultural environments. Former Kaiarahi for the Cultural Assessment Team Mental Health and Addiction Tairawhiti District Health, Whakaruruhau Matua for Te Ara Nunumi NZQA, current member of Midland Region Te Ao Whanau (formerly Midland Region Generating Action for Family and Whanau), Cultural Advisor for NGO groups within Tairawhiti, tutor for Te Wananga o Raukawa and Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi in whanau and hapu development, tutor for appropriate cultural intervention and assessment for NGO sector within Te Tairawhiti, completed the suicide intervention and prevention diploma with Te Pu Wananga o Anamata, Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano

Sector Linkages:

Te Kupenga Net Trust, Recovery solutions, Midland Regional Groups - Te Ao Whanau and Midland Workforce Advisory, Marae within Tairawhiti, Wananga, Mental Health Services and Education with Whanau, Ngati Porou Hauora, Turanga Health, Tairãwhiti District Health and all Mental Health Sectors within the organisation.


Ko Hikurangi te Maunga Ko Waiapu te Awa Te Te Aitang a Mate raua ko Ngati Rangi nga Hapu Ko Maui te tipuna Ko Maui te Atua Ko Porourangi te tangata Ko Nga Tini o Porou - Ngati Porou whanau whanui te iwi te rohe

I am first and foremost wahine Mãori, a wife, mum and grandmother.  However in my other life I am a cultural assessor for the Cultural Assessment Team Community Mental Health and Addiction Tairawhiti District Health Board.  It is a privilege and pleasure to work for the only integrated cultural and mainstream team in Mental Health in Aotearoa that works alongside of the Psychiatric Assessment Team for all crisis and acute intervention 24/7, where kaupapa Mãori intervention is valued, respected and acted on at first point of contact and assessment.  I have been in this role for nearly three years. Previously I worked for Hauora Mãori in General Medicine as the Kaiatawhai – Advocate for Mãori inpatients at TDH. I have also worked with the Bereavement Care Team (Mortality Management Specialists) Counties Manukau District Health Board.

I have had various past roles in leadership and management although not all in the health or the mental health sector. I chose a particular line of academic study specifically pertaining to Mãori, Mãoriworld view, Mãori philosophy and Mãori, Management and Leadership from a Mãori perspective.  All the skills that I have gained are utilised in practice in Mãori Mental Health.

I stay abreast of national drivers for Mãori and participate in this from a NZQA forum with Te Whakaruruhau Hau Matua and as the chair of Te Ara Nunumi Whakaruruhau.

I have been extensively involved in the forward development of Mental health Assessment for hapu and train local NGO in cultural assessment appropriate to this rohe.

Skills I Bring:

A definite Mãori lens in terms of working with family and whanau. I have extensive experience working at a national and regional level for Mãori centred initiatives. I believe in and promote the health and well being of Mãori and whanau and that the essence of Mãori is found in our culture and the tohu that have been left by Tipuna.

  • Management
  • Auditing
  • Networking
  • Strategic Development
  • Strong Communication
  • Education and Training

I have management skills, assessment skills, auditing, the ability to view issues through a wide lens, I have extensive front line working knowledge of acute un-wellness for Tangata Whaiora and understand the absolute importance for the involvement of whanau whakapapa or whanau kaupapa as part of healing.

Wi Te Tau Huata - Family Advisor, Lakes



  • BA Performing Arts 2004
  • National Certificate & Diploma in Mental Health 2002
  • Leadership Training - Blueprint 2004
  • Award Recipient "Paraire Huata Awards" Te Rau Matatini 2016
  • Koro to seven grandchildren
  • Worked in Health sector, as a Mental Health & Addiction community support worker
  • Facilitator and trainer Mãori models of practice, worked with Te Ngaru Learning Systems (Paraire Huata) participated in all Miria te Hinengaro Wananga 1998 — 2002
  • Consumer representation on research team that gathered information on "Mental Health Outcomes for Mãori." 1998 Dyal, Bridgman The research was subsequently published in the Social Policy Journal of New Zealand, Issue 12
  • Programme Co-ordinator for and Early intervention Kaupapa Mãori service Te Whare Hauora o Ngongotaha, and Karldon Trust.
  • Has experience as auditor of Mental Health providers;
  • Rotorua Probation service Wananga (with Paraire Huata) Waikeria prison;
  • Tutor Kapa Haka for mokopuna primary school, and early Childcare Centre.
  • Lighting Production and Stage Management of events;

Sector Linkages:

  • Former member of Miri te Hinengaro Kia Tupu He Whakaaro 1995 - 2000
  • Te Rau Matatini (resource person for Tangata Whaiora projects 2008 —2017)


Performing Arts background come from a whanau who have nurtured the development of Wananga and Kapa Haka, and all aspects of Performing Arts.

Strong knowledge and understanding of tikanga Mãori and how this should be applied in a Kaupapa service environment.

Committed to ensuring the issues for Mãori consumers are considered in developments from a service level through to regional and national developments.

Worked in the Hospitality and Health sector. Health — Mental Health and Addictions services. Worked with Te Whare Hauora o Ngongotaha, and Karldon Trust (Mãori Mental Health providers Lakes District)

Participated in a number of regional and national forum for Mãori consumers.

Ringawera at all whanau marae provide leadership as required and able to run the kitchen at events.

The greatest role I have had is being a great Dad to my children, and Koro to my grandchildren and ensuring they have all the love and support they need.

Skills I bring:

A range of skills and attributes as noted above. Bertram and I are currently sitting on the national Mãori whaiora forum "He Tupuana Nga kakano" we need to ensure that Mãori whaiora from across the region are informed of developments at a national level, and in turn we are aware of what the issues are and can take these to the forum for consideration.

We may not necessarily need to be members of Te Huinga o Nga Pou but indeed have an opportunity to share what is happening, and be able to link in with other networks across the Midland region.

Phyllis Tangitu - General Manager, Mãori Health, Lakes

P TangituAs Crown agents, DHBs are required to act in a manner that is consistent with the Treaty of Waitangi principles of partnership, participation and protection in the delivery of health and disability services, in order to address disparities in health.

As the lead GM Mãori Health Phyllish is responsibile for liaising with HealthShare on behalf of the Midland DHBs General Managers, Mãori Health, to ensure identification of, and advocacy for, issues around Mãori health and inequalities

Phyllis began her jouney in health when she became active in Iwi development in Te Arawa, in particular for rangatahi. That role primed her for a new position in Wellington in 1989 as National Co-ordinator of Affirmative Action Programmes for Mãori in the health sector. From there, there was no holding her back.  A year later Phyllis returned home to an appointment as operations manager for Te Runanganui o Te Arawa. This opportunity saw her contribute to the establishment of Te Mana Hauora o Te Arawa (Te Arawa health authority).

Phyllis, of Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Awa ki te Rangitaiki, and Ngati Ranginui descent, believes the foundation for much of the current work in Mãori health at the Lakes DHB level, lies in groundbreaking developments in mental health at Rotorua Hospital. She credits Tutanekai Kinita, John Vercoe and Hapi Winiata who guided Po Te Atatu (the Mãori mental health team) in the beginning as being instrumental in the organisation’s success.  “When I started in mental health, the mental health service comprised of a 16-bed acute inpatient unit and a few nurses working in the community. Mãori were high users of the inpatient unit and you frequently experienced 80 - 90 per cent Mãori.”

From Mental Health, Phyllis led the establishment of Te Whakaruruhau, the Mãori health team in Lakeland Health. Phyllis was selected to lead Te Whakaruruhau in the late 90s. Te Whakaruruhau was established in 1996 and provided a strategic focus on workforce development, planning, and mainstream responsiveness. Mãori Health required a whole systems approach.  When the Lakes District Health Board was set up early in 2001, Phyllis was appointed to her present position. The results of a Health Needs Assessment of the Lakes’ population identified Mãori health as a top priority for the new DHB.

“The challenge is for Mãori health to effect change that shows real improvement in health gain for Mãori, while the statistics of recent decades show no gains have been made so far.  This is a daunting task for the Mãori health division of the DHB, the board and my fellow colleagues. The issues for Mãori health status in this region are quite significant and complex. We have to be real about what we can attain in the next two to three years,”

Phyllis continues to lead Mãori Health development in Lakes DHB and acknowledges the many people that have supported her as she has grown with the organisation.  Phyllis is also, a ministerial appointment to the Mental Health Review Tribunal, a former director of Te Rau Matatini (National Mãori workforce board), Co-Chair of Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano, a community member on Te Kaunihera Mãori of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. And acknowledges her biggest achievement to her whanau, partner to Wi and mother of Te Kahu o Te Rangi, Tahangawari, and Tamihana, and Kuia to Moanaroa.

Stacey Porter - Mãori Advisory, Werry Workforce Whāraurau

PorterStacey descends from Ngai Takoto, Ngāti Kahu and Ngāpuhi in the far north, and Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Maru on the east coast. Stacey has a background in kaupapa māori and extensive experience in Māori mental health, Māori policy, Māori education and community legal needs. 

With the support of our Kaumātua, Stacey brings passion for structure and critical analysis of traditional concepts to ensure the Werry Workforce Whāraurau team can develop sustainable, authentic best practices that will benefit all projects intended to meet the needs of mokopuna. Mauri ora!

Terry Huriwai - Kaiwhakahaere, Te Rau Matatini 

HuriwaiTerry would like to describe himself as quiet, shy and retiring. Many of those who know him may agree. The humble, compassionate gentleman who sits behind the glasses has supported the addiction sector for many years.                                  

Beginning his career as a probation officer in Christchurch he formalised various roles at Te Rito Arahi, Māori Alcohol and Drug Treatment Service with an iwi secondment in 1994. Since then, Terry has had roles in the National Addiction Centre at the University of Otago, the Ministry of Health, Matua Raki and now manager of the Te Hau Mārire programme within Te Rau Matatini.

Throughout the many roles, Terry has taken every opportunity to share knowledge at local, regional and national levels–to influence and shape practice and service delivery to enhance Māori wellbeing. Many will attest to the multitude of articles, guidelines and intel emailed at random times throughout the day or night.

Terry’s many achievements include publications in gambling, alcohol and other drug and workforce development. He has been involved in the development and implementation of the Takarangi Competency Framework and is a co-author of He Tete Kura, Māori Addiction Treatment:1980-2008. Terry can attest to the many challenges and continued growth in the sector but it is fair to say he has been an active participant in much of the past, current and future history of the addiction treatment sector. 

Terry would say one of his greatest achievements would be to spoil the ‘moko’ without getting caught by the parents.

Pania Hetet, Eastern Bay of Plenty

Ko Pirongia me Kakepuke Rangitoto ngā Maungā

Ko Waipa me Mangakewa ngā awa

Ko Kahotea me Te Kuiti ngā Marae

Ko Ngāti Hinetu me Ngāti Rora ngā Hapū

Ko Whatihua me Te Koanganui-ā-noho ngā tīpuna

Ko Hoturoa te Tangatā

Ko Nehenehenui me Rohe Pōtae ngā Rohē

Ko Tainui te Waka


  • Post Graduate Diploma Social Services Supervision (Massey University)
  • Diploma in Social Work (Auckland College of Education)
  • Clinical Supervision (Humanities Central Institute)
  • Management Development Programme (Child Youth & Family)


  • Social Worker – NZSWRB 237
  • DAPAANZ Supervisor
  • Membership: 2180
  • Midland Maori Leadership Committee
  • Midland Addictions Leadership Committee
  • Bay of Plenty Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee
  • Youth Advisory Group AOD
  • Local Governance Group
  • Children’s Team Eastern Bay of Plenty
Peti Deed, Kaiwhakahaere Hononga Iwi - Relationship General Manager, Ember


  • MHSc (Hons) Co-existing Disorders – Auckland University
  • Registered Social Worker: 12376

Sector linkages & networks:

  • Waikato Residential Regional Network (WRNG) – Chair.
  • Participant/member of Te Roopu Tautoko Ki Waikato – nominated from this forum to engage as a potential member/rep on Te Huinga O Ngā Pou Hauora
  • Part of Ngā Pou Matua – Lakes DHB Model of Care
  • Recently joined Te Manawa Taki MHA High and Complex Needs project
  • Member of LAG (Local Advisory Sector group) Waikato


  • Worked in MH Sector and Social Services sector 25+ years
  • Held numerous positions/roles of leadership working in Kaupapa Māori/Iwi service, DHB, Charity Service, Social Servicce and now back in MH and Addiction mainstream service.
  • My Masters tested Te Whāre Tapa Whā use/approach in a clinical MH&A mainstream setting to determine if the application of this approach improved client (tangata whai I te ora) health outcomes. This process identified ‘best practise’ guidelines for frontline clinical staff working with Māori service users.
  • I managed the clinical application of TFCO model in Waikato region with multidisciplinary registered and qualified staff i.e. social workers, youth workers, counsellors and psychologists. As the Clinical Lead and Manager I guided accreditation process for the team August-October 2017, achieved over 80% for all 7 domains, gaining 100% in 4 of the domains.  Certified TFCO team in Aotearoa NZ, major achievement for the service.  Of significance is the ‘cultural adherence’ added to the program (from an Aotearoa Kaupapa Māori lens) supported by TFCO consultants from USA – something never done before in any other country.  The results of this data collecting/testing and evaluating approach was outstanding.


  • I’m very passionate and dedicated to supporting best outcome for Māori in MH and Addiction sector but also across all sectors.
  • I helped set up the Māori caucus within the mainstream service I work; with representatives from Board, Senior Leadership, frontline staff, ‘lived experience’ workforce and tangata whaiora input, to ensure Tikanga integrity is upheld.
  • I’m always reading up on new changes with Māori outcomes across all ministerial sectors.
  • I have relatively good relationships with GM Māori Portfolio managers in DHB sector and in Kaupapa Māori services.


The Mãori Advisory Network is supported by the Regional Mental Health & Addiction Network Team: