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New members for Te kāhui mahi ngātahi | Consumer Advisory Group and Kōtuinga kiritaki | Consumer network

Consumer hub Partners in Care
10 March 2022

The Health Quality & Safety Commission board has increased the membership of its Te kāhui mahi ngātahi | Consumer Advisory Group (CAG) from four to eight, to reflect an increased focus on consumer voices in the new health system.

The new members joining the CAG are Delphina Soti, Maine Mareko, Russ Aiton and Jodie Bennett. Combined, they provide a greater depth of diversity to the make-up of the CAG, representing Pacific peoples, Māori youth, district health board consumer councils and mental health. You can read their biographies on our website here.

Five new members have also been appointed to the Commission’s Kōtuinga kiritaki | Consumer network, bringing the total membership to 15. Over 50 applicants expressed an interest in being involved in consumer work at the Commission, of which these five were chosen.

The new members are Zechariah Reuelu, Angie Smith, Jennie Harré Hindmarsh, Oliver Taylor and Ricky Ngamoki. They join a wide range of backgrounds and skills, and specifically bring voices representing Māori (including more remote communities), Pacific peoples and youth.

The Partners in Care team at the Commission is delighted to welcome new members to both groups.