Te Poari o Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa, NZNO

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.

 

Te Poari o Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa "Ko Tāku Manawa Ko Tāu Manawa"

Te Poari o Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa

Back Row: Tina Konia, Kelly Beckett-McDonald, Lizzy Kepa-Henry, Margaret Hand, Titihuia Pakeho, Mairi Lucas, Anamaria Watene, Kerri Nuku, Keelan Ransfield, Ruth Te Rangi
Front Row: Shannon Lake-Ta'amilo, Tracy Black, Tamarah Thomason-Tata, Tracey Morgan

 

Te Poari, the Committee of Te Rūnanga, shall support the Board by working in partnership to achieve NZNO strategic aims in giving effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi and by working with the Board to give full recognition to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of July 2000 between Te Rūnanga and the NZNO.

Te Poari shall:

  • assist NZNO to ensure its processes reflect Tikanga Māori;
  • assist NZNO to uphold Tikanga Māori within NZNO;
  • undertake the election process for Kaiwhakahaere, and Tumu whakarae in accordance to Tikanga process, and other Te Rūnanga representative appointments as appropriate;
  • articulate Te Rūnanga  regional issues to the Board;
  • assist NZNO where appropriate to ensure it is responsive to the needs of Te Rūnanga and member issues;
  • support the education and professional development in Tikanga Māori practice within the organisation; and
  • use its best endeavors to ensure the relationship between the NZNO and Te Rūnanga is founded on and is carried on in accordance with Kawa.

Membership: Te Poari o Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa membership shall be appointed at the Rūnanga Hui a Tau and shall consist of up to 17 regional representatives, and the Kaiwhakahaere and Tumu whakarae and Kaumātua.  

The quorum for meetings shall be six, one of whom shall be the Kaiwhakahaere or in his/her absence, the Tumu whakarae.

The Board shall establish a Te Poari Charter detailing Te Poari’s objectives, responsibilities, and operations.

Kaiwhakahaere

Kaiwhakahaere

Kerri Nuku

Kerri Nuku

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngai Tai

Kerri represents NZNO at regional, national levels 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.

Tumu Whakarae

Titihuia Pakeho

Titihuia Pakeho

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.

Te Tai Tokerau Representative

Moana Teiho

Moana Teiho

Tāmaki Makaurau - Greater Auckland Representative

Shannon Lake

Shannon Lake

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.

Midlands Representative

Tracey Morgan

Tracey Morgan

Ko Maungatauri tōku maunga

Ko Pokaiwhenua tōku awa

Ko Mangakaretu tōku marae

Ko Ngā hau e maha tōku whare tupuna

Ko Raukawa tōku iwi

Ko Tainui tōku waka

No Putaruru ahau, engari e noho ana ki Ahuriri inaianei

He piko he taniwha, he piko he taniwha, he piko he taniwha, taniwha-rau.

Tracey is married with four children and currently works for Raukawa Charitable Trust. Tracey started her career as a Kaiawhina for Plunket for eight and a half years, offering support and education to mother and pēpi and whānau before completing her Bachelor of Nursing training.

Tracey has a range of skills in Tamariki Ora, Cervical Screening, Smoking Cessation, CVD Risks, Sexual Health, School Based, Immunisation, and B4School Checks and she has continued her post-graduate study with a Certificate in Primary Health specialising in Tamariki Ora.

Tracey enjoys the autonomy of being an independent practitioner, and a voice for Māori Health.

Tracey believes Te Rūnanga has been a way forward to help her grow personally and professionally. Her future plans are to be a Nurse Practitioner in Tamariki Ora.

Bay of Plenty/Tairāwhiti Representative

Anamaria Watene

Anamaria Watene

Ko Kopukairua toku Maunga

Ko Waitao toku Awa

Ka rere e ia ki toku Tahuna o nga Papaka o Rangataua

Ko toku Moana ko Te Awanui

Puta noa ki toku maunga matua ko Mauao

Ko Ngaiterangi toku Iwi

Ko Nga Potiki toku Hapu

Ko Tahuwhakatiki toku Marae

Ko Mataauta te Waka

Ko Anamaria Watene toku ingoa

Kei Tauranga Moana e noho ana

Ko taku mahi ko te Pou Tapuhi I roto I te Whare Kaupapa kei te Hauora a Toi i Tauranga Moana.

No reira tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

Hawkes Bay/Te Matau a Māui Representative

Tina Konia

Tina Konia

Ko Haokitaha tōku maunga

Ko Maringi-a-wai tōku awa

Ko Kourakino tōku whare

Ko Te Papakainga tōku marae

Ko Ngati Koura tōku hapû

Ko Ngai Tuhoe tōku iwi

Ko Te Ngahuru tōku rangatira

Ko Mataatua tōku waka

Ko Tina Konia tāku ingoa.

I have worked at Hawkes Bay DHB for 7 years, first completing the BN at Eastern Institute of Technology.

  • 2012 I was a NetP recipient A1 Renal and Respiratory HBDHB. 
  • 2014 I became a NZNO workplace delegate and completed Postgrad Cert.
  • 2015 - 2016 I was CLN for Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) HBDHB & EIT
  • 2016 - to date, I now work in HBDHB emergency department which I am a NZNO workplace delegate.

Central Representative

Kelly Beckett

Kelly Beckett

Ko Tararua rātou Ko Tararua, Ko Tutumapou, Ko Tapuwae-o-Uenuku ōku maunga

Ko Ohau rātou Ko Manawatu, Ko Te Hoiere Ko Wairau ōku awa

Ko Tainui rāua ko Kurahaupo ōku waka

Ko Ngāti Tukorehe rātou ko Raukawa, Ko Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Rangitane ki Wairau ōku iwi

Ko Te Mateawa, Ko Ngāti Takihiku, Ko Ngai Tutepourangi, Ko Ngāti Te Huataki ōku hapū

Ko Tukorehe rātou, Ko Kereru, Ko Te Hora ōku marae

Ko Wairau tōku pa

Ko Tureiti Wehipeihana tōku koroua

Ko Ngati Kuia Macdonal

Greater Wellington Representative

Lizzy Kepa-Henry

Lizzy Kepa-Henry

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.

Top of the South Representative

Vacant

Vacant

Te Tai o Poutini Representative

Vacant

Vacant

Canterbury Representative

Ruth Te Rangi

Ruth Te Rangi

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.

Southern Representative

Matewai Ririnui

Matewai Ririnui

Tuhoe moumou kai Tuhoe moumou ki te tangata Tuhoe moumou ki te po

Tihei Mauriora

Ko Mataatua te Waka

Ko Paikoa te Awa

Ko Taiarahia te Maunga

Ko Ngati-Tawhaki te Hapu

Ko Ngahina te Marae

Ko te uri o Tuhoe

A te whanau Hiki

No Ruatoki matou

Ko Hurae Ririnui taku hoa rangatira

No te pito o te ao aka Te Teko ia

Ko Xavier raua ko Journey me Hurae oku pepe

Ko Matewai Ririnui toku ingoa

Te Rūnanga Tauira Chair

Tracy Black

Tracy Black

E noho ana anō au i tōku maunga a Taiarahia,

Tauheke atu ki Ōhinemataroa te wai kaukau o ngā mātua tipuna

Kia tū tangata whenua ahau ki tōku marae ko Te Rewarewa

Kia mihia ngā tipuna whare ko Kura-mihi-rangi rāua ko Te Rangimoaho! Te mana, te ihi, te wehi e!

Whakatau mai Anzac te pātaka kai a te iwi e!

Ngā uri o Te Mahurehure!

Tūhoe moumou kai

moumou taonga,

moumou tangata ki te pō

Hei whakaoho I taua moe! E kō kōia e ara e! tuku

Ko Tracy Black tāku ingoa

Tracy is a second-year nursing tauira at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and Te Rūnanga Tauira mangai.

She was humbled and honoured to be nominated as the chair of Te Rūnanga Tauira.

Unlike many of those who step into more political roles, Tracy said she does not see herself as a leader. She believes she has a strong voice and will use it to support and advocate for nursing tauira across the country.

Chairing Te Rūnanga Tauira gives her the opportunity to challenge current processes and advocate for nursing tauira to make positive change. She has been able to listen and speak to delegates across the country to gather their views as Māori nursing tauira. Tracy carries these views when she campaigns, to make changes.

Te Rūnanga Tauira Vice Chair

Tamarah Thomason-Tata

Tamarah Thomason-Tata

Ko Te Arai Te Uru me Mangapu Ngā Awa

Ko Horouta me Tainui Ngā Waka

Ko Manutuke me Motiti me Tomotuki Ngā Marae

Ko Ngai te Awe Awe me Parekaitini Ngā Hapu

Ko Rongowhakaata me Ngati Maniapoto Ngā Iwi

Ko Tamarah Thomason-Tata tōku ingoa

I am coming into third year study at EIT Tairāwhiti and am the Te Rūnanga Tauira delegate for both EIT campuses. I am to move into paediatric nursing upon completing my studies, wanting to work locally to help improve health statistics for the many Māori whānau and tamariki in Te Tairāwhiti region.

I am honoured to have been elected to the position of Te Rūnanga Tauira Vice-Chairperson and look forward to using this position and voice to speak for those who feel they cannot speak for themselves, and tautoko the other Te Rūnanga Tauira delegates and tauira throughout the motu. Being able to offer this awhi and support is a privilege, and I see this is an opportunity to help build an even stronger Māori nursing work force for our future generations.

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