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, 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

Kerri Nuku

Kerri Nuku

Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngai Tai

Kerri has extensive background in the health sector as both a Registered Nurse and Midwife including her current role as the Kaiwhakahaere of Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa, New Zealand Nurses Organisation representing 52,000 members (nurses, midwives, kaimahi hauora, and tauira) including 3,800 Māori members, a position she has held fulltime since 2013. 

Kerri’s knowledge and experience in the health sector includes nursing, midwifery, policy development, auditing, management and governance and as a member of the ICN Audit and Risk Committee.

Kerri is a strategist and thinker with governance experience and knowledge. Kerri has worked on the International Council of Nurses, Global Nurses United, and South Pacific Nurses Forum and the World Health Organisation (WHO), Human Resources for Health project

Her advocacy for Workers’ Rights, specifically pay parity for the workforce within the Māori and Iwi Provider sector as evident in the Human Rights Commission report “A fair go for all”. As a collaborator in the United Nations Universal Periodic Review, the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, shadow report and the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

As an active advocate and published researcher, her national and international accomplishments have seen her present interventions at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019) protecting freedoms and right of indigenous peoples. While leading several legal challenges, the Kaupapa Health Services enquiry, Mana Wahine claims and Oranga Tamariki under urgency. 

Kerri is proud to be an Honorary Member of Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa, New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

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 Proxy Representative

Kathryn Chapman

Kathryn Chapman

Ko Maungataniwha te maunga 
Ko Tāpapa te awa 
Ko Ngātokimatawhauroa te waka 
Ko Mangamuka te marae 
Ko Ngāpuhi te iwi 
Ko Rangi Blackmoore - Tufi tōku ingoa.

I have completed my nursing degree in Te Matau a Māui (Hawkes Bay) at Te Aho a Māui (Eastern Institution of Technology).  I moved to Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) to start my nursing career in Rehab stroke under the NETP program. I wanted to become more specialised, this is where my career in the perioperative department began. 

Whilst working in the perioperative department, I identified culturally unsafe practice.  I wrote an article based on lived experiences. “A safe environment for Māori patients, starts with a safe environment for Māori Nurses” This article was published in the NZNO perioperative journal and generated the first letter to the editor in 5 years. I also won best article of the year at the Perioperative Nurses conference 2022 Christchurch. 

I am employed as a Kaiārahi Nāhi Clinical Nurse Specialist working with Māori patients on the planned care pathway awaiting surgery. I also work part time in the community for an outreach team providing services to Māori and Pacific Island whanau. I am a proxy for the Tāmaki Makaurau region for Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa.

Midlands Representatives

Tracey Morgan - Co Chair

Tracey Morgan - Co Chair

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.

 

Maria Tutahi - Midlands Co Chair

Ko Maungapohatu me Taranaki oku maunga

Ko Ohinemataroa me Waitara oku awa

Ko Mataatua me Tokomaru oku waka

Ko Tuhoe me Te Atiawa oku iwi

Ko Ngati Rongo me Ngati Rahiri oku hapu

Ko Tauarau me Owae oku marae

Ko Maria Tutahi toku ingoa

No Ruatoki ahau

E noho ana ahau ki Kirikiriroa

Kei te mahi au he Neehi Māori i roto i te Whare Mate Ate kei te Hauora o Waikato i Kirikiriroa

No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa

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

Nayda Heays

Nayda Heays

He uri ahau no Ngai Tuhoe me Ngati Awa.    

Kei Ahuriri ahau e noho ana.   

Ko Neehi Maori ahau.  

Ko Nayda Heays toku ingoa.

My name is Nayda Heays, I am a Registered Nurse at Te Whatu Ora Te Matau a Maui Hawke's Bay in the Intensive Care Unit and Clinical Specialty Nurse on the Patient At Risk Service.

I have been a member of Te Runanga o Aotearoa since undergraduate and a delegate ever since.  I am the newly appointed Chairperson of Te Matau a Maui.  

I feel privileged to be a part of a kaupapa that ensures the voices of Maori in health are heard and to collectively actualise Te Tiriti o Waitangi in the health sector.   

My focus is to improve the livelihood of our members, our hapu, and our Iwi.   Mauri Ora.

Central Proxy Representative

Tracy Haddon

Tracy Haddon

He uri tēnei o Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, 
ko Ngāti Kapumanawawhiti tōku hapu, 
Ko Ōtaki tōku turangawaewae, 
Ko Bonnie Matehaere tōku ingoa. 

I am the Associate Director of Nursing Maori Health for Te Whatu Ora Midcentral. I am passionate about supporting our Māori nurses to navigate the mainstream health system while maintaining tikanga as best practice.

Supporting the growth of a strong Māori nursing workforce including the development of Senior Nursing Roles for Māori is what gets me out of bed every day.

I represent the Midcentral region as the Te Runanga o Aotearoa Proxy and have been an active member since 2020. 

Greater Wellington Representative

Vacant

Vacant

Ko wai au?
Tau ana taku manu huia ki te kōtihi o Hinerakei me Tokatoka. E rere māhorahora ana ngā wai piataata o Pawarenga me Arapaoa. Ko Mamari me Mahuhu-ki-te-Rangi ngā waka tapu o ōku tīpuna. Whati kau ana ngā ngaru o Whangape me Kaipara. Ko Te Uri O Te Tai me Te Uri O Hau ngā hapū. E tū tōtara ana a Ohaki me Waihaua hei whare whakaruruhau mō ōku iwi a Te Rarawa me Ngāti Whatua.
Ka eke taku manu Torere ki te whenua taurikura:
Ko Maungarangi taku maunga.   
Ko Otara taku awa.
Ko Terere taku marae.
Ko Te Iringa taku whare tīpuna.
Ko Whiripare taku wharekai.
Ko Ngāti Ngāhere taku hapū.
Ko Te Whakatōhea taku iwi. 
Ko Kapuārangi taku maunga.
Ko Wainui taku awa.
Ko Tōrerenuiārua rāua ko Manaakiao ngā tīpuna.
Ko Tōrere taku marae.
Ko Tainui taku waka. 
Ko Ngai Tai taku iwi.
Ko Naomi Waipouri toku ingoa.

I am a Nāhi Māori currently working in the Wellington Regional Plastic, Maxillofacial and Burns Inpatient unit at Hutt Hospital. I have previously worked in a General Surgical and Vascular ward at Hawkes Bay hospital, where I completed my NETP before moving back to Te Upoko o te Ika-a-Maui to work in the General Surgical and Gynaecology (GSG) ward. 

I am a 2018 recipient of the Whitireia Bachelor of Nursing Māori programme. I strongly believe in giving back to those who have paved the way or contributed to my haerenga. With this being said, I am a new kaiako within the Whitireia BN Māori programme. Passionate about supporting and advocating for Nāhi Māori, especially tauira, I contribute time and effort to making their voices and Māori voices heard. 

I strongly believe in nurturing the voices of the future and supporting whānau, hapū and iwi to uphold their own Tino Rangatiratanga. 

Maururu Mahalo Mauriora.

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.

Te Tai Poutini Representative

Vacant

Vacant

Te Tai Tonga Representative

Charleen Waddell

Charleen Waddell

Ko Maungakahia toku maunga
Ko whangawehi toku awa
Ko Kurahaupo toku waka
Ko Kaiuku, Tuahuru, mea Nga Hau e Wha ki Murihiku oku marae
Ko Rongomaiwahine, Kati Mamoe, Kai Tahu, Ngati Kahangunu oku iwi
Ko Charleen toku ingoa

I have worked full time in various nursing positions mainly in primary health, Practice Nurse at Bluff Medical Centre, Māori Health providers and PHO Community Linkage over the last 20 years.  I am also employed currently as a Clinical Nurse Specialist-Diabetes at Southland Hospital since 2010.  Recently have been involved in development of Diabetes Foot Clinic and Local Diabetes Team.  I am also involved in our local marae whanau.  I have an interest for equity, improved health outcomes and wellbeing for Whanau.

 

Te Rūnanga Tauira Chair

Manu Reiri

Manu Reiri

Ko Whakapunake-a-te-matau-a-Maui-Tikitiki-a-Taranga te Maunga
Ko Te Wairoa to Awa
Ko Takitimu to Waka 
Ko Te Ōtàne to wharenui 
Ko Taihoa taku Marae
Ko Ngati Kurupakiaka (Te Kawiti) to Hapu
Ko Ngati Kahungunu to Iwi
Ko Manu Paul taku Ingoa
Tihei Mauri Ora!

Proud Maori, loud Southlander.

I enjoy playing and umpiring netball in my free time.  I have come into nursing from a New Zealand Defense Force background followed up by experience as a Healthcare assistant. Currently I am a year 2 Bachelor of Nursing student, studying at Southern Institute of Technology

Te Rūnanga Tauira Vice Chair

Anna Clarke

Anna Clarke

Nō Muriwhenua me Tonga ahau,
Ko Whangatauatia me Tawhitirahi ōku maunga,
Ko Karirikura, Ko Pārengarenga me Hufangalupe ōku moana,
Ko Tinana toku waka,
Ko Te Ohaki, Pōtahi me Mahimaru ōku marae
Ko Ngāi Takoto me Vaini ōku iwi
Ko Anna Clarke ahau.

Kia Ora and Mālō e lelei, my name is Anna Clarke and it is my privilege to be able to represent both my strong Maori and Tongan heritage on this platform. I am married with 3 children and was a hairdresser before studying to become a nurse. I am a third year Bachelor of Nursing student at Northtec in Whangarei. 

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