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Māori Public Health Leadership

Whānau Whanui (Māori Public Health) is a regional public health collective consisting of Raukura Hauora o Tainui, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua, Te Whānau o Waipareira and Hāpai Te Hauora.

Through fortnightly meetings, the collective together advances public health and continues the legacy of our tupuna by creating environments in which whānau and communities thrive in the areas of: tihei mauri ora (reducing tobacco use), kia maarie (reducing drug and alcohol use), whai ao (improving nutrition & exercise) and tamariki ora (wellchild health promotion).

Highlights

19 July, 2022

'Pass the Bill' campaign calls on MPs to support alcohol law change

New Zealanders are being urged to throw their support behind a new campaign "Pass the Bill" that calls on Members of Parliament (MPs) to vote in support of proposed alcohol law changes that will save lives and reduce harm. The campaign is a partnership between Alcohol Healthwatch and Hāpai te Hauora.

media release

12 July, 2022

'Stars are aligning' - Alcohol Minimisation bill leaps out of biscuit tin

The days of alcohol-sponsored sports events could be numbered after Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick's private member's bill was drawn from the ballot today. 

Maori public health

12 July, 2022

Support for alcohol law review shows it's 'long overdue', says Māori health advocate

“For too long now, our Māori and PI (Pacific Island) communities bear the burden of problematic drinking and the subsequent harms.”

Maori public health

11 July, 2022

Rangi McLean heads to Canada to showcase the Māori model of care to indigenous peoples

Community advocate Rangi McLean is leading a Māori delegation to Canada to present the Māori experiences of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) to the indigenous peoples of that land.

Maori public health

Our Team

 Janell Dymus-Kurei

Janell Dymus-Kurei

Chief Operations Officer
Tara Dymus

Tara Dymus

General Manager
Jenay Maihi

Jenay Maihi

Public Health Coordinator
Madison-Rei Willison

Madison-Rei Willison

Public Health Advisor
Nikau Reti-Beazley

Nikau Reti-Beazley

Public Health Advisor
Paora Brosnan

Paora Brosnan

Senior Cultural Advisor
Najlaa Alasaad

Najlaa Alasaad

Policy Analyst