Karere Matua- Key Messages


Haka.JPGKey Messages – This is Manawhenua Ki Waitaha Trust (MKWT) Board members activity to date.

  • Three priorities to date reflects throughout CDHB's Māori Health Plan which MKWT endorses – Mental, Child and Oral Health.

  • MKWT has added oral heath as a priority and will work with the oral health team to facilitate their priorities to establish an oral health CCN SLA. Gail McLauchlan and Ngaire Briggs has been endorsed to this group to give a Māori perspective.
  • MKWT will work with CDHB and Ngāi Tahu to review and establish a Te Reo Policy to sit across the CDHB.
  • MKWT continue to work with a positive working relationship through a number of avenues. Dr Ramon Pink sits on the CCN ALT and also Chairs the Māori Caucus group. This group is made up of key Māori who give a Māori perspective across each work stream or SLA in the CCN.  MKWT closely monitor the work that has been done and supports all the above groups.
  • MKWT is made up of the seven Papatipu Rūnanga catchment. We support the health  and wellbeing arm of Ngāi Tahu and the work that they do within oranga tamariki and kaumātua. We look forward to participating in the health summit in May at Tūāhuriri.

  • MKWT supports Te Kāhui o Kakakura (R​ūnanga Chairs/ Representatives) by having a representative sitting on the Greater Health Christchurch and reports back to Te Kāhui o Kakakura.​
  • In January MKWT held their strategic planning hui. It was agreed that the nine priorities for the year 2018/2019 and that these key priorities will be continued to be worked on by Trustees of MKWT. ​
  • Facilities development group continues as a key group around the re build of the outpatient and hospital sites. MKWT continue to play a key role with kaumātua to the CDHB Maurice Gray as well as Puamiria Parata-Goodall to look at cultural narratives. Carver Riki Manual has been commissioned to work on the whaikairo at both sites. This piece of work is ongoing.

  • MKWT has three contracts to deliver on behalf of CDHB. Scholarships for 2018. Applications were received across the Canterbury tertiary study in health. Forty scholarships were awarded. The second contract is around appointments process.
  • To date MKWT are charged to facilitate the appointments of 18 CCN work stream SLA groups. We continue to build a register of interest for those who wish to continue this appointment process and we are still looking for representatives.
  • The third contract is governance training. MKWT also has a contract to deliver governance training to support Māori in the health sector. A provider has been approached and we will continue to update accordingly. A pānui to support Māori in governance will be advertised soon. 

Mauri Ora, Wendy Dallas – Katoa, Tumuaki, Manawhenua Ki Waitaha – April 2018.


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