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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health


As part of the ongoing commitment to Whakamaua: Māori Health Action Plan 2020-2025, Manatū Hauora held five Wānanga Hauora for District Health Boards (DHBs) and Iwi Māori Partnership Boards to support and assist DHBs to meet their obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to improve Māori health equity.

These wānanga provided opportunities for leadership networking, professional development and training for District Health Board (DHB) members, Iwi Māori Partnership Board members and DHB and Māori health organisation leaders. The insights and lessons shared from the wānanga will also be used to inform health reforms policy work, such as the roles and relationships of Iwi Māori Partnership Boards in the transformed system.

This report provides a high-level summary of the topics and key themes from conversations captured from the wānanga. The report seeks to accurately reflect the voices of the participants by using their words to highlight the main themes from the engagements. This report will inform the ongoing work on the health and disability reforms and the implementation of Whakamaua. It will also serve as a record of the engagements for those who were unable to attend.

Delivering these wānanga is an action under Priority Area 2: Māori Leadership in Whakamaua: Action 2.3 Design and deliver professional development and training opportunities for Māori DHB members and members of DHBs and Iwi Māori Partnership Boards.