Ngā Roopu Rangatira - Leadership Team
Peter Brown, Pouwhakahaere/Manager Hauora Maori, DHB: Hauora Tairāwhiti
Ko wai koe?
E kore au e ngaro he kakano i ruia mai i Rangiatea
Ko oku kawai rangatira i heke mai ai i ngā waka o Horouta me Takitimu.
I tipu ake ahau ki roto o Rongowhakaata engari ka amio haere i runga i nga parae o nga Iwi katoa o Te Tairawhiti.
Peter was raised in Manutuke. Peter’s local knowledge is a strong complement to his role as Māori Health Manager at Hauora Tairāwhiti. He has had experience advocating for kaupapa Maori at a national level through participation on the NZ Walking Access Commission, Waitangi Tribunal and Institute of Maori Arts and Crafts (Te Puia). He holds qualifications in Arts, Law, Business Administration and Environmental Management. Peter’s passion for health has also led him to help create Phytomed, a company which develops pharmaceutical products (Kiwiherb) for domestic and international sale. He also has a keen interest in the natural environment, managing his own orchard along biodynamic and Te Maramataka priniciples.
Peter’s team of Taina Ngarimu, Josie Mclean and Pita Paul bring with them the essence of Hauora Māori particularly Matauranga Maori, Te Reo, Tikanga, Wairuatanga, Whakangahau and Whanaungatanga which they weave into their conversations with Tūroro/Patient and their Whanau.
Working with primary and secondary services to achieve better health outcomes for Tairāwhiti Māori is a key focus of Hauora Maori activity.
Your aspirations for Maori health
E tipu e rea mo nga ra o tou ao
Ko to ringa ki nga rakau a te Pakeha hei ara mo to tinana
Ko to ngakau ki nga taonga a o tipuna Maori
Hei tikitiki mo to mahunga
A ko to wairua ki te Atua nana nei nga mea katoa
Waiho me tiki ake
ki te kumara I a Rangi
Ko Pekehawini ka noho I a Rehua
Ko Ruhiterangi ka tau kei raro
Te ngahuru tikotiko-iere
Te matahi o te tau
te putunga o te hinu e Tama
Marama Tauranga, Manukura - Executive Director Toi Ora, Bay of Plenty District Health Board
Ko Taranaki te maunga titohea
Te ahurewa te Poropititanga o te uru,
Ko Tohu Kakahi, Te Whiti o Rongomai te Morehu Pore ne Parihaka,
Te maramatanga ko Tohu Potiki Wiremu Ratana
I eke atu aku tupuna I te tono a te Kingitanga,
Ko Marama Tauranga toku ingoa
Bay of Plenty District Health Board offices are based in Tauranga, includes both Tauranga and Whakatane hospitals and covers an area from Waihi Beach in the north-west, to Whangaparaoa on the East Cape, and inland to the Urewera, Kaimai and Mamaku ranges. BOPDHB has a population of 259,090 people (2020/21 projection) and Māori population is 89,778 (2018 NZ Stats). Bay of Plenty’s population tends to be older than the national average, has a higher proportion of Māori in comparison to the national average, and a lower proportion of Pacific people.
Te Pare ō Toi - Tauranga Hospital
Silver Birch House, Private Bag 12024, Tauranga Mail Centre, Tauranga 3143 | New Zealand | tepareotoi.co.nz
- Phone: +64 21 227 4649 - Email: email@example.com
Ko wai au?
I am a Māori woman, mother, daughter, partner and health professional whose ancestors were transformational leaders that valued people, education and the pursuit of higher knowledge. Ratana and the prophets of Parihaka were courageous in their convictions, seeking to understand injustice and suffering whilst protecting human dignity, rights and wellbeing. Like my ancestors I am honoured to be a champion and create opportunities for the health system to embrace meaningful change so that future generations will flourish by honouring our past, valuing all worldviews, challenging the status quo, building bridges, connecting people, systems’ and processes to achieve Pae Ora or rather in the Bay of Plenty context Toi Ora – Flourishing Descendants of Toi.
Your aspirations for Maori health?
That over the next decade, the enormity, the depth and power of what Te Aō Māori has to offer will have transformed Te Taiao, Whakauruuru, Ākonga to a point where whānau power, authority, knowledge and confidence is restored. I see a future where whānau are leading and part of decisions that determined how our Hauora system works. Where whanau imagination for it is possible is limitless, and that the potential of mokopuna is realised for generations to come.
He aha te kai a te Rangatira?
mā mua ka kite a muri mā muri ka ora a mua