Hon Peeni HenareAssociate Minister of Health (Māori Health)
An outstanding group of people with extensive and wide-ranging governance and health experience have been appointed to
lead the Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand, Health Minister Andrew Little says.
“This Government is building a truly national health system to provide consistent, high-quality health services right
across the country. This is another step towards fixing the health system so it works for everyone,” Andrew Little said.
“The future health system will mean New Zealanders will be able to have equitable access to healthcare to live longer,
with the best possible quality of life, no matter who they are or where they live.”
Rob Campbell, an experienced professional director with extensive union, public and private sector governance experience
has been appointed as the Chair of Health New Zealand. With his extensive experience leading large organisations these
skills will be essential to lead Health New Zealand which will become the country’s largest employer.
Sharon Shea, current Chair of the Bay of Plenty DHB and an experienced leader across the health, disability and
community sector has been appointed as Co-Chair of the Māori Health Authority and will also serve as a board member of
Health New Zealand.
Tipa Mahuta, current Deputy Chair of the Counties Manukau District Health Board, with a background in facilitation,
research, policy and community development, and extensive Iwi governance experience, has been appointed Co-Chair of the
Māori Health Authority.
Health New Zealand will bring together the country’s 20 DHBs, a workforce of about 80,000, an annual operating budget of
$20 billion and an asset base of about $24 billion.
The Māori Health Authority will work alongside Health New Zealand with a joint role in developing system plans,
commissioning for primary and community services, and will commission kaupapa Māori services. The Māori Health Authority
will also work alongside the Ministry of Health to develop strategies and policies that work for Māori.
“This marks a significant milestone in progress towards a more equitable health system,” Associate Health Minister Peeni
“The new Māori Health Authority will be a gamechanger for our people. It will grow kaupapa Māori services and give Māori
a strong voice in a new system focused on improving the disproportionate health outcomes that have long affected our
“Tā Mason Durie’s steering group worked tirelessly to support this appointment process –Tā Mason in particular has
ensured we have secured the best possible candidates and combination of skills and experience for what is needed in our
future health system,” Peeni Henare said.
“The members of the new boards share a dedication to improve the country’s health and wellbeing with a strong community
focus. I am confident our new health entities are in the best possible hands to drive this long overdue transformation,”
Andrew Little said.
Board member biographies and further information on the health reform is available at www.futureofhealth.govt.nz
Health New Zealand members include:
· Rob Campbell (Chair) – an experienced professional director with extensive union, public and private sector governance experience.
· Amy Adams – a former New Zealand National Party politician, Member of Parliament for Selwyn and Cabinet Minister.
· Cassandra Crowley – a Chartered Accountant and a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, with extensive governance
· Vui Mark Gosche – a senior leader within both the Samoan and Pasifika communities, and across the health, disability and community
sectors of New Zealand, and former Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister.
· Dame Karen Poutasi – medically qualified with a specialisation in public health and significant governance and leadership experience in
the health and education sectors, including CE of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and Director General of
· Vanessa Stoddart – a senior leader with executive and governance experience in the manufacturing, packaging, airline and engineering
industries with a strong focus on change management and performance improvement.
· Dr Curtis Walker – a general physician and kidney specialist with MidCentral DHB who has extensive experience in governance, clinical
leadership and public policy.
· Sharon Shea – current Chair of the Bay of Plenty DHB and an experienced leader across the health, disability and community sector.
Ms Shea will also serve as Co-Chair of the Māori Health Authority.Māori Health Authority members include:
· Sharon Shea (Co-Chair) – current Chair of the Bay of Plenty DHB and an experienced leader across the health, disability and community sector.
Ms Shea will also serve on the Health New Zealand Board.
· Tipa Mahuta (Co-Chair) – current Deputy Chair of the Counties Manukau District Health Board, with a background in facilitation, research,
policy and community development, and extensive Iwi governance experience.
· Dr Sue Crengle – a specialist in general practice and public health medicine, and an experienced researcher who is Professor, Hauora
Māori, at Otago Medical School.
· Dr Mataroria Lyndon – Equity Lead at Mahitahi Hauora Primary Health Organisation and a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at the
University of Auckland.
· Lady Tureiti Moxon – an experienced leader in the Māori health, education, social, and justice sectors at a local, regional and national
· Fiona Pimm – an executive leader with extensive experience in governance roles in the health sector, government agencies,
community NGO, local iwi and runanga.
· Awerangi Tamihere – an senior leader with extensive experience working across central government, regional crown entities, the private
sector, and with her local iwi.
· Dr Chris Tooley – an experienced governor and Chief Executive of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua based in Whakatāne which provides healthcare
and social services across the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
He ohu matatau kua kopoua ki te ārahi i te rāngai hauora o Aotearoa hei ngā rā ki tua
He ohu kātuarehe tēnei kua kopoua ki te ārahi i Te Rōpū Mana Hauora Māori me Hauora Aotearoa. He rōpū whai wheako huhua
noa ki ngā mahi whakahaere, he whānui hoki ō rātou pūkenga ki ngā kaupapa hauora,” te kōrero a te Minita Hauora, a
“E hiahia ana tēnei kāwanatanga ki tētahi rāngai hauora ā-motu motuhake hei whakarato i ngā ratonga hauora whai kiko,
whai mana puta noa i te motu. He takahitanga anō tēnei ki te whakatikatika i te rāngai hauora kia whai hua ai ki te
katoa,” te kōrero a Andrew Little.
“Ka kitea te mana ōritenga o ngā whai wāhinga a Aotearoa whānui ki ngā kaupapa tuku hauora hei ngā rā ki tua kia ora
rawa atu ai te tangata ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa nō hea.”
Inā te huhua o ngā wheako kaitohutohu matua a Rob Campbell, me tōna mārama ki te hautū i ngā kaupapa uniana, rāngai
tūmatanui, tūmatawhāiti hoki, i kopoua ai ia hei Toihau mō Hauora Aotearoa. Mā te whānuitanga o ōna mōhio ki te ārahi i
ngā whakahaerenga mahi nunui, koinei ngā pūkenga e tika ana ki te ārahi i a Hauora Aoteaora kia toko ake hei wāhi tuku
mahi nui rawa atu o tēnei motu a tōna wā.
Kua kopoua a Sharon Shea, te Toihau o Te Poari Hauora ā-rohe o Te Waiariki, hei Hoa-Heamana ki Te Rōpū Mana Hauora
Māori, ā, ka noho hoki ia hei mema ki te poari o Hauora Aoteaora. Kua roa ia e ārahi ana i ngā kaupapa whai pānga ki te
hauora, te hunga hauā me te rāngai hapori hoki.
Kua kopoua hoki a Tipa Mahuta, te Toihau Tuarua mō Te Poari Hauora ā-Rohe ki Manukau, hei Hoa-Toihau ki Te Rōpū Mana
Hauora Māori. Ka hāngai ōna pūkenga ki ngā mahi huawaere, rangahau, kaupapa here, whakawhanake hapori, me te nui hoki o
ōna wheako mō āna mahi hautū ā-Iwi.
Ko tōna 20 ngā Poari Hauora ā-Rohe puta noa i te motu ka whakakotahitia mai e Hauora Aotearoa, he ohu mahi 80,000
tāngata te nui, he tahua pūtea ā-tau $20 piriona te nui, me tētahi kohinga rawa $24 piriona te nui.
Ka mahi tahi Te Rōpū Mana Hauora Māori me Hauora Aotearoa ki te waihanga i ngā mahere pūnaha, te whakarite i ngā ratonga
mātuatua, hapori hoki, me te whakarite mai i ngā ratonga Māori. Ka mahi tahi Te Rōpū Mana Hauora Māori me Te Manatū
Hauora ki te waihanga rautaki, kaupapa here hoki e whai hua ana ki a ngāi Māori.
“E tohu ana tēnei i te nekehanga hirahira ki tētahi rāngai hauora whai mana ōrite,” te kōrero a te Minita Hauora Tuarua,
a Peeni Henare.
“He kaupapa nui, taioreore Te Rōpū Mana Hauora Māori mō te iwi. Ka whānui ake ngā ratonga Māori, ā, ka pāorooro te reo a
ngāi Māori ki tētahi pūnaha hou e aro ana ki te whakatikatika i te tuwhenatanga o ngā putanga hauora kua roa nei e tāmi
nei i ō tātou whānau.”
“I whakapaua ngā werawera e te rōpū i aratakina e Tā Mason Durie ki te tautoko i te tukanga kopou tāngata – mātua rā nā
Tā Mason te whakaūnga, kua whiria ngā tāngata papai rawa i runga i ngā tautōhitotanga me ngā wheako whānui e tika ana mō
tā tātou pūnaha hauora hei ngā rā ki tua,” te kōrero a Peeni Henare.
“E ngākau tapatahi katoa ana ngā mema kei ngā poari hou nei ki te whakatikatika i te whai oranga o te motu i runga i te
aro pū ki ngā hapori. Ko tāku e whakapono nei, ka ārahitia ā tātou hinonga hauora hou e tēnei huinga tāngata ki te
whakatutuki i ēnei kawenga mahi kua roa nei e hiahiatia ana,” te kōrero a Andrew Little.He kōrero nā te Etita
Mō ngā haurongo e pā ana ki ngā mema poari me ētahi atu kōrero mō te tapitanga hauora, tirohia ki www.futureofhealth.govt.nz
Ko ngā mema o Hauora Aotearoa:
· Rob Campbell (Toihau) – he kaitohutohu matua whai wheako huhua noa e mārama nei ki te hautū i ngā kaupapa uniana, te rāngai tūmatanui,
· Amy Adams – he kaitōrangapū tawhito nō mua mō te Pāti Nāhinara, he Mema Pāremata mō Herewini, ā, he Minita hoki.
· Cassandra Crowley – he Kaikaute, he Poutoko Ture, he Rōia hoki ki te Kōti Teitei o Aoteaora e whānui nei ōna pūkenga whakahaere.
· Vui Mark Gosche – he kaiārahi matua mō te iwi o Hāmoa me Te Moananui-a-Kiwa tae atu ki ngā rāngai hauora, hunga hauā, hapori hoki o
Aoteaora, he Mema Pāremata nō mua, ā, i noho hei Minita.
· Kahurangi Karen Poutasi – kua whai tohu rongoā e tautōhito ana ki ngā kaupapa hauora tūmatanui, he mārama ki ngā mahi whakahaere ki te rāngai
hauora, mātauranga hoki, tae atu ki āna mahi hei Tumu Whakarae mō Te Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa, hei Kaitohutohu
Matua hoki mō te Hauora.
· Vanessa Stoddart – he kaiārahi matua e whai pūkenga ana ki ngā mahi hautū ki roto i ngā ao tukanga ahumahi, tākaitanga, rererangi,
pūkahatanga hoki e aro pū nei ki ngā whakahaerenga paheko, ki ngā ritenga whakatutuki hoki.
· Tākuta Curtis Walker – he tākuta mātai tinana, he mātanga tiro tākihi ki Te Pae Hauora o Ruahine o Tararua. He whānui ōna mōhiotanga ki ngā
mahi hautū, ki ngā mahi whakahaere whare mauru, me ngā kaupapa here tūmatanui.
· Sharon Shea – kua roa te Toihau o te Hauora a Toi e ārahi ana i ngā kaupapa whai pānga ki te hauora, te hunga hauā me te rāngai
hapori. Ka noho mai hoki ia hei Hoa-Toihau ki te Rōpū Mana Hauora Māori.Ko ngā mema o Te Rōpū Mana Hauora Māori:
· Sharon Shea (Hoa-Toihau) – kua roa te Toihau o te Hauora a Toi e ārahi ana i ngā kaupapa whai pānga ki te hauora, te hunga hauā me te rāngai
hapori. Ka noho mai hoki ia hei mema ki Te Poari Hauora o Aotearoa.
· Tipa Mahuta (Hoa-Toihau) – Toihau Tuarua mō Te Poari Hauora ā-Rohe ki Manukau, ka hāngai ōna pūkenga ki ngā mahi huawaere, rangahau, kaupapa
here, whakawhanake hapori, me te nui hoki o ōna wheako mō āna mahi hautū ā-Iwi.
· Tākuta Sue Crengle – he mātanga ki roto i ngā mahi tākuta me ngā kaupapa tūmatanui e pā ana ki te rongoā. He tohunga rangahau, ā, ko ia hoki
te Ahorangi Hauora Māori ki Te Kura Hauora Māori o Ōtākou.
· Tākuta Mataroria Lyndon – he Kaiarataki Mana Taurite ki Mahitahi Hauora (PHO), he Kaiako Matua hoki ki Te Tari Rongoā o Waipapa Taumatarau.
· Māreikura Tureiti Moxon – he kaiārahi kua roa nei e arataki ana i ngā kaupapa hauora Māori, mātauranga, pāpori, tae atu ki ngā kaupapa ture
ā-hapori, a-rohe, ā-motu hoki.
· Fiona Pimm – he kaiārahi matua kua whānui nei tōna toronga mahi ki ngā tūranga kaihautū i te rāngai hauora, ngā tari kāwanatanga,
ngā kaupapa hapori (NGO), ngā iwi me ngā rūnanga hoki.
· Awerangi Tamihere – he kaiārahi matua kua whānui nei tōna toro ki roto i ngā mahi kāwanatanga, hinonga karauna ā-rohe, te rāngai
tūmatawhāiti, tae atu hoki ki ōna ake toronga iwi.
· Tākuta Chris Tooley – he kaihautū whai wheako huhua noa, he Pou Whakarae hoki mō Te Puna Ora o Mataatua ki roto o Whakatāne, ka tā rātou he
whakarato i ngā ratonga tuku hauora me ngā ratonga pāpori hoki ki te taha rāwhiti o Te Waiariki.