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Poutoko Hauora was established in June 2021 in response to the growing aspirations related to the health reform. The intent of Poutoko Hauora is to ensure that appropriate Māori cultural, clinical and community leadership is readily available and can be sought concerning the reforms and consequent (and current health) entities.

Poutoko Hauora is an independent pan-professional network of Māori Kaimahi Hauora (practitioners/ professionals) that provides appropriate advice and consultation to every health sector level. The establishment of this network ensures there is a clear pathway to accessing and incorporating Hauora Māori expertise to achieve Hauora outcomes for Māori.

Kāhui Poutoko Hauora


Dr Ainsleigh Cribb-Su'a

Director of Research and Evaluation at the National Hauora Coalition (Ngāti Maniapoto)


Dr Teah Carlson

Kaupapa Māori Researcher and Evaluator (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui)


Taima Campbell

Clinical Services Manager at Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki (Ngāti Tamatera)


Margareth Broodkoorn

Ministry of Health Chief Nursing Officer (Ngāpuhi)

Megan Tahere

Tāhuhu Rangapū Chief Māori Health and Equity Officer, Taranaki DHB and Midwife (Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi)

There are 3 groups in the Poutoko Hauora network. The Kāhui represents the directing group of Poutoko Hauora. The Takawaenga Rōpū serve as conduits to their professions. Poutoko Hauora represents the full network.  To access the full network including a directory of fellow Kaimahi Hauora Māori and hui details, join now!

our Purpose

Vision & Aspirations

Positively influence, guide, direct and promote hauora Māori aspirations into the future

Relationships, Connections & Leadership

Invest in and nurture leadership and governance growth among kaimahi Māori. Coordinate and connect relevant expert hauora Māori advice/ input into the new health system/ transformation structures


System Response & Delivery

Ensure Kaimahi Hauora Māori advice/ input is readily available at every level of decision making, providing practical strategic and operational advice towards positive health outcomes for Māori. Be a Hauora Māori leadership network focusing on regional presence and national visibility

Activism, Critical Analysis & Evaluation

Provide a safe and supportive platform for whakawhanaungatanga, advocacy, collaboration, and information sharing. Be a powerful Māori voice to influence policy and funding decisions, challenging the status quo and the institutional racism present in our health system

Communications & Media

Communicate the opportunities to contribute to meaningful, system changing mahi, growing capacity and capability among our Māori health workforce

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