Te Poari membership includes the Kaiwhakahaere, Tumu Whakarae and regional representatives. Te Poari regional representation is on a regional basis. Representatives are elected into position by the regional Te Rūnanga membership.
Hawkes Bay/Te Matau a Māui
to be confirmed
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Ruth Te Rangi
Te Rūnanga Tauira Chairperson
Te Rūnanga Tauira Vice-Chairperson
Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngai Tai
Kerri is the Kaiwhakahaere for NZNO, and she has represented NZNO at regional and national level and at international forums such as the International Council of Nurses (ICN), the South Pacific Nurses Forum (SPNF) and at the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM). Kerri was a member of the Ministry of Health delegation at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.
Kerri is a member of Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa and was proud to host on behalf of Te Rūnanga NZNO with the Tobacco Control Nurses a luncheon at ICN congress in Melbourne to lobby for Smokefree changes for nurses. Kerri is a member of the Hawkes Bay District Health Board Māori Relationship Board and Komiti member of Maungaharuru Tangitū Trust.
Kerri continues her professional development in Human Rights advocacy, governance, health management, and nursing leadership in the community.
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Nō Kaihū, nō Tākiwira. I whai rēhita ahau i taku Tohu Paetahi mō te Tāpuhi i te 1989, ā i whiwhi ahau i taku Tohu Paerua i te 2013. Kei te mahi ahau i Te Hau Āwhiowhio o Ōtangarei Hauora i roto i te Whāngarei. Ko tōku moemoea, kia whai oranga tōku whānau, ōku hapū, ōku iwi hoki. Ko Margaret Hand ahau.
Margaret Hand works in Whāngarei primary health care in Ōtangarei. She is from Kaihū, Dargaville. Margaret trained at North Tech in 1989. She completed her Masters of Nursing in 2013. Margaret’s goals are to learn Te Reo Māori, continue work alongside our people, support achievement in Māori nursing, health policies that improve Māori health outcomes.
E iti noa ana, nā te aroha. Though my present be small, my love goes with it
Ko Maungapohatu te maunga
Ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Tataahoata te marae
Ko Waikaremoana te moana
Ko Tūhoe te iwi
Nō Ruatāhuna me Ruatoki ahau.
Shannon Marie Lake RN BHSc (Nurs) PGCert (ADv. Nurs). Shannon is currently employed as a registered nurse in plastics surgery and reconstruction at Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland. She has successfully completed her post graduate certificate in advanced nursing and is about to commence her diploma in specialised surgical nursing.
Shannon’s passion is supporting Māori Tauira (nursing students,) across Aotearoa in their studies to becoming successful Māori registered nurses. She is the current regional Te Rūnanga representative for Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) NZNO, and also the vice chair for Auckland.
Hinemotu works as a Registered Nurse in the Forensics Acute Mental Health at the Henry Rongomau Bennett Centre in Waikato, and feels very privileged to represent the Midlands rohe. Hinemotu has whakapapa links to Matakana Island and has five sons and three granddaughters. Hinemotu is interested in forensic acute mental health and advocating for Māori mental health.
Ngai Te Rangi
Ko Titihuia tētahi o ngā neehi i roto i te whare kaupapa o te hohipera o Tauranga Moana. Ko te whare kaupapa te whare Māori noa iho i Aotearoa. Tekau mā ono ngā neehi Māori hoki, e mahi ana i roto i te whare kaupapa o te hohipera o Tauranga. Tokorima ngā tamariki o Titihuia. Tokoono ōna mokopuna.
Ko Kahurānaki te maunga
Ko Ngaruroro te awa
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi
Ani Tōmoana works currently as a Registered Nurse in the Heretaunga (Hawkes Bay) region. Ani has experience in primary health and is currently working as a practice nurse in a medical clinic. She has completed a post graduate Diploma in Nursing and is currently working towards a Masters. Ani has a passion in primary health and working within high needs communities. Over the past 5 years she has worked with all ages groups with an interest in youth health. Ani has 2 young children aged 9 and 12 years. Ani is also very interested in mentoring and supporting students and new graduate nurses.
Te Arawa, Ngāti Awa, Tūwharetoa, Tūhoe
Lizzy completed her NET- P (New Entrant to Practice) in Ward 5 North - Oncology, Haematology & Stem Transplant. Lizzy is currently employed with Regional Public Health, Hutt Valley DHB as a Public Health Nurse. She provides on-the-spot interventions to clients of the Ministry of Social Development Work and Income’s third biggest Community Link Centre (Porirua). Lizzy is also employed with Capital & Coast DHB’s Nursing Bureau, thus maintaining her clinical bedside skill. Shealso works for Health Care NZ Duty Calls Nursing Bureau, where she fulfils her nursing passion in palliation and oncology nursing.
Lizzy is passionate about the collaboration of services that navigate a way forward to improve Māori health outcomes. An example of this is when Lizzy was a community representative on the Māori Partnership Board. She played an active governance role with each DHB, formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding between 2008-2013. Lizzy believes the relationship helped reduce health inequalities and improved the health outcomes of Māori people within the Wairarapa and the Hutt Valley region. As the Greater Wellington representative, Lizzy believes all Māori Health Workforce development outcomes need to be guided, challenged, supported and well represented at local, regional, national and international levels.
To be confirmed
Ngāti Apa, Ngā Rauru
Ruth currently works as an aged care caregiver for the Golden Health group and continues to work casually with the RNA Nursing.
Ruth represents NZNO on the Council of Trade Unions (CTU) Womens Council and she is Te Poari representative on the CTU Te Rūnanga o Ngā Kaimahi Māori. Ruth’s passion is kapa haka, learning waiata, haka, and mōteatea, and her mokopuna.
Ko Kapukataumahaka te maunga
Ko Owheo te awa
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Kai Tahu te iwi
Ko Otākou te marae
Ko Lara Marshall tōku ingoa
My name is Lara Marshall. I am the Southern Regional Representative for Te Poari. I work as a Registered Nurse for Southern DHB in an inpatient physical and neurological rehabilitation unit.
I was not raised with a strong Māori culture perspective and began my reconnection to my whakapapa around the same time as I first became involved with NZNO in 2012. While my Te Reo needs work I am learning all the time and I look forward to forging a strong network of Māori health care professionals within the Southern rohe.
I started with NZNO during the as a tauira representative, then as a work place delegate and now as a member of Te Poari. I hope that while being in this position I can help to facilitate positive change for Te Rūnanga members.
Jeremy is currently studying at for his Bachelor of Nursing at Whitireia Community College in Porirua. He was elected as Chair of Te Rūnanga Tauira (TRT) at the 2016 Hui ā-Tau. Jeremy was encouraged into nursing after suffering a medical misadventure following surgery to his oesophagus and over the next five years, underwent multiple operations. He is already actively involved in NZNO, sitting on both the Membership and Advanced Choice of Employment committee as the National Student representative. He wants to see all TRT positions filled and a more level playing field between NSU and TRT. Jeremy had an 18 year career in Broadcasting before he decided to pursue a nursing career.
Ko Maungapohatu rāua ko Maungaroa ngā maunga.
Ko Ōhinemataroa rāua ko Te Kereu ngā awa.
Ko Mataatua te waka.
Ko Te Poho-o-Kurikino rāua ko Kaiaio ngā whare tūpuna.
Ko Ngai-Tūhoe rāua ko Te Whānau-ā-Apanui ngā iwi.
Kia ora, I am currently taking a break from my nursing studies where I was in my second year at the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki. I am currently employed within the health sector and look forward to continuing my studies in the late new year. Pursuing my role as vice chairperson, I look forward to aiding fellow students in allowing their voices to be heard. Ngā mihi. Anne was apointed as TRT Vice Chairperson on 7 August 2016.