Past Webinar

Implementing Mahi A Atua as a service response

“Te Kūwatawata ki Hauraki"

Riana Manuel, Taima Campbell,

In response to the hugely positive feedback from our Mahi a Atua webinar, we now welcome Riana Manuel, Manukura Hauora (CEO), and Taima Campbell, Poukura Hauora (Clinical Services Manager), from Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki, who, earlier in 2020, launched Te Kūwatawata ki Hauraki – an immediate response service for whānau suffering mental distress.

The service uses an indigenous-style, feedback-informed, holistic Māori approach to ensure those in mental distress receive support and treatment as and when they need it. Māori service design and the Mahi a Atua framework are used to drive systemic changes to ways of working with those requiring help.

This presentation from Riana Manuel and Taima Campbell will share how the implementation is making a difference for their staff, whānau, community and services.

We are excited to present this follow up of our April webinar: ‘Mahi A Atua – A treatment for racism’ with Dr Diana Kopua, an independent psychiatrist and former head of psychiatry at Gisborne DHB, alongside her husband, tohunga and Tā Moko practitioner Mark Kopua of Te Whare Wānanga o Te Kurahuna. You may wish to view the recording of the Mahi a Atua presentation prior to watching this webinar.


Powerpoint slides from the Webinar

About the Presenters

Riana Manuel

Mauri ora. I am currently the Manukura Hauora aka CEO for Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki. We are an Iwi mandated, kaupapa Māori NGO based in Hauraki and our aim is to inspire, grow and empower our people toward oranga as they define it. “Hauraki nation, a healthy nation”. I am an RN by training and to this day still work when required in our clinics and my passion and career thus far have been focussed on Māori health across the spectrum. I grew up in a small village and learnt from an early age that it takes a village to raise a child and I have ensured my tamariki had the same upbringing and now my mokopuna. Understanding our environments and our responsibility and kaitiakitanga of Te Taiao is also hugely important to me as our Whenua is very rich in resources of all types and very rural.

I aspire to use indigenous models in my life whether for health, education, marriage, raising of children or living in general as I deeply believe that until we decolonise ourselves we will never see the true benefits of these concepts that sit just beyond our line of sight. My nanny had a saying that has stuck with me all of my life and that is “Aroha ki tetahi, ki tetahi” and this is one of my guiding pou and one that I hope to not only embody but hand to the next generation. Mauri ora e te whare.

Taima Campbell

RN, MHSc (Nsg); PG Dip Business (Māori Development); FCNA

Ngāti Tamatera; Ngāti Maru; Ngāti Kiriwera

I am a Registered Nurse with over 35 years of experience in the health sector working in child health, public health, Māori health and nursing leadership roles. I have worked previously for the Waikato, Auckland and Counties-Manukau DHB’s implementing a range of change management, quality improvement, nursing and workforce development programmes.

I have been part of the Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō Māori nursing and midwifery leadership development programme (funded by the Ministry of Health) which has focused on supporting more Māori nurses and midwives into leadership roles. I have been a member of the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and am a Director of ProCare Network Limited (PNL) one of the largest Primary Health Organisations in New Zealand.

I started in a senior management role with Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki in 2018, an iwi-based Māori health service provider and have developed an understanding of the many challenges of delivering health care services to rural communities. I live in the Coromandel and am also a tauira of Te Whare Tāhuhu Kōrero o Hauraki learning Te Reo Māori on my own Whenua.

This Webinar was held

11 AM NZ Time
13 Jul
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