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Te Roopu Rautaki

Te rōpū Rautaki is the strategic arm of Te Puna Oranga. We provide guidance and feedback on Māori Health and equity documents to ensure the Waikato DHB meet its equity obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We ensure there is a Māori voice and influence in service design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation. We challenge racism, biases and descrimination in the organisation

Justine Critteden
Kaiwhakahaere – Team Leader

Nicola Birch
Te Okahurangi Ngahana-Hartley
Areta Ranginui-Charlton

Te Puna Oranga

Māori, Equity and Health Improvement / Te Puna OrangaMihi

Ka tū whera te tatau pounamu o te Ao
E takoto te whāriki o te Atua ki mua i a tātou
He hōnore, he korōria ki te Atua
He maungārongo ki te whenua
He whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa
Ka huri te kei o te waka ki te Kīngi a Tūheitia
Me te whare Kāhui Ariki whānau whānui tonu
Mā te Atua e tiaki, e manaaki i a rātou
Me ngā whakaaro tonu ki ngā mate o te wā
Takoto mai, moe mai koutou, haere, haere, haere
Kāti rātou ki a rātou, tātou ki a tātou…

What does housing have to do with preventing rheumatic fever?

… within a household, the more that GAS can spread from person to person – particularly if people are sharing beds or bedrooms to keep warm, or to accommodate a larger family/whanau within the house. 

Waikato District Health Board’s Maori Health Unit (Te Puna Oranga) is managing a healthy housing initiative called Whare Ora.  If children are considered high risk – ie - have been hospitalised for respiratory tract infections; OR have rheumatic fever; OR there have been three positive GAS throat i…

Māori consultation

The Māori Health Service - Te Puna Oranga of the Waikato DHB is responsible for providing Māori consultation for researchers.

The research committee considers the following issues to be important when undertaking research involving or regarding Māori:

the values and tikanga inherent in whānau, hapū and iwi
the need for a process that is culturally safe and supportive
the need to protect whakapapa
the need to protect individual and informed choice.
It is important that the Treaty of Waitangi pr…

Support services

… support to manage day-to-day challenges of living with cancer.

Speech Language TherapistsSome cancers and treatments can affect your ability to communicate and swallow. Speech language therapists are available to help patients facing these difficulties.

Te Puna Oranga (Māori Health Service)Our Kaitiaki service offers cultural support for Māori and their whānau in hospital. They can also link patients and whānau to external support services.

More information on Kaitiaki service

Memory Service

… tangata whaiora and their situation. We strive to be responsive to the needs of tangata whaiora from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, using interpreters where appropriate. Individuals who identify as Maori will be offered a referral to Te Puna Oranga for cultural support/assessment.

Unfortunately we are usually unable to accept referrals for non-complex presentations or where there is an already established diagnosis e.g. Dementia. However in these cases we can offer comprehe…