Ngā Pou Arawhenua logoNgā 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

    Iwi affiliations
    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
    Keri Parata-Pearse Ngāti Toarangatira, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Awa Perioperative
    Dr Maxine Ronald Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Wai  Perioperative
    Sheldon Ngatai Ngāti Rahiri, Ngāti Mutunga, Te Atiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Mutunga o Whare Kauri Perioperative

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In addition to members' committee commitments, Ngā Pou Arawhenua members meet four times a year, with one annual meeting with Te Rōpū Māori. The chair is also a member of Te Rōpū Māori.  

Last updated 17/09/2020