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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

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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


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Last updated: 16th December 2021