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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).


16 May, 2022

2022 Budget Māori Public Health Wishlist

This week the Government will announce its 2022 Budget, and in anticipation we put together our key investment areas we feel are desperately required for whānau across Aotearoa.

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29 April, 2022

Protect pēpī by curbing woeful pregnancy suicide rates

The newly released Ā hurutia Te Rito | It takes a village report by The Helen Clark Foundation Mahi a Rongo reveals suicide is the leading cause of death during pregnancy in Aotearoa New Zealand.

media release

19 April, 2022

Te Hā Oranga host Te Ara Whetū 2022

Alexa Forrest-Pain & Raniera Pene of Te Hā Oranga o Ngāti Whātua spoke to Te Hiku Radio about hosting Te Ara Whetū 2022

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28 March, 2022

Council backs Community voice on booze outlets

Auckland Council has unanimously agreed to support Auckland Central MP Chloe Swarbrick’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Harm Minimisation) Amendment Bill.

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Our Team

 Janell Dymus-Kurei

Janell Dymus-Kurei

GM – System, Strategy and Policy
Tara Dymus

Tara Dymus

General Manager
Najlaa Alasaad

Najlaa Alasaad

Policy Analyst