Māori Public Health Leadership

Whānau Whanui (Māori Public Health) is a regional public health collective consisting of Raukura Hauora o Tainui, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, Te Whānau o Waipareira and Hāpai Te Hauora.

Through fortnightly meetings, the collective together advances public health and continues the legacy of our tupuna by creating environments in which whānau and communities thrive in the areas of: tihei mauri ora (reducing tobacco use), kia maarie (reducing drug and alcohol use), whai ao (improving nutrition & exercise) and tamariki ora (wellchild health promotion).

Highlights

27 August, 2021

Whakanoa with Kaniwa Kupenga-Tamarama

The 2nd - 8th of August was Breastfeeding Awareness Week. Breastmilk is the nourishment of life for our youngest and most precious, however, breastfeeding can be difficult for both māmā and pēpi to get used to and learn. Breastfeeding is an incredibly beautiful experience, but it is not without its challenges, so it is important for whānau to have the right information and support.

whakanoa

12 July, 2021

Radio NZ: Māori 'up against it' battling liquor store licensing in local communities

Māori 'up against it' battling liquor store licensing in local communities

Maori public health alcohol harm

12 July, 2021

Radio NZ: Iwi-led study to investigate alcohol harm in Māori communities

Those behind a new iwi-led study hope it will tip the scales in favour of vulnerable communities trying to oppose liquor outlets. 

Maori public health alcohol harm

19 May, 2021

Hāpai Te Hauora Budget Wishlist for 2021

Hāpai Te Hauora, the largest Māori public health collective in Aotearoa, outlines key priority areas it hopes to see for Budget 2021 Health.

media release Budget 2021 Maori public health

Our Team

 Janell Dymus-Kurei

Janell Dymus-Kurei

GM – System, Strategy and Policy
Tara Dymus

Tara Dymus

General Manager
Turuhira Irwin

Turuhira Irwin

MPH Coordinator
Eva Wilson

Eva Wilson

Health Promoter
Saskia Stanton-Fromont

Saskia Stanton-Fromont

Māori Public Health Advisor
Najlaa Alasaad

Najlaa Alasaad

Policy Analyst