Ngā Pou Arawhenua is a Māori advisory committee to the mortality review committees, made up of the Māori members on each of the committees. The caucus seeks to achieve health gains for Māori by strengthening the work of the committees in advancing Māori health and achieving equity, and increase and improve the application of a Māori world view in mortality review. Read about how the name Ngā Pou Arawhenua was gifted to the mortality review committees.
Ngā Pou Arawhenua is also a mechanism to support and provide mentoring for the Māori members by bringing together their expertise and nurturing their voice and wairua as Māori.
As a group, Ngā Pou Arawhenua provides advice for advancing the quality and consistency of committee data collection and analysis in relation to Māori; interpretation and comment on committee data findings; and supporting the review methodology, report contents and recommendations are culturally responsive and facilitate improved outcomes for Māori. This kaupapa is supported through the implementation of Te Pou – Māori responsive rubric and guidelines.
Ngā Pou Arawhenua members
Mortality review committee membership
Dr Fiona Cram (Chair) Ngāti Pahauwera Family Violence Denis Grennell Ngāti Maniapoto Dr Alayne Mikahere-Hall Ngāti Whatua, Te Rarawa, Tainui Child and Youth Dr Hinemoa Elder Ngāti Kuri, Te Rarawa, Te Aupōuri, Ngāpuhi Child and Youth Tania Papali‘i Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Tai ki Tamaki Suicide Dr Maria Baker Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa Suicide Lisa Paraku Ngāti Tamaterā, Ngāti Porou Perinatal and Maternal Louise Kuraia Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Manu, Kōhatu Taka, Ngāi Tai ki Tainui Perinatal and Maternal Dr Donna Cormack Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu Perinatal and Maternal Dr Michael Roguski Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa Family Violence Shayne Walker Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha, Ngāti Kahungunu Family Violence Dianne Cooze Ngāti Porou Family Violence Dr Maxine Ronald Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Wai Perioperative
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