E nga mana, E nga reo, tēnā ra koutou katoa
Ko Hikuranga te Maunga
Ko Waiapu te Awa
Ko Ngāti Porou te Iwi
I am an occupational therapist currently working in a private practice. I am passionate and committed to improving the health and well being of Te Iwi Māori, and therefore I am humbled and honoured to be a part of Ngā Pou Mana.
Dr Teah Carlson
Ko Tongariro te maunga
Ko Taupo te moana
Ka titiro ki ngā wai o Ōnekeneke e hīhī ana ki te kōpua kānapanapa o Tamamutu
Ko Kurapoto te whare tupuna
Ko Waipahihi te Marae
Ko Ngāti Hinerau me Ngāti Hineure nga Hapū
Ko Ngāti Tuwharetoa te Iwi
For the last several years I have been working as a Physiotherapist in Tauranga Moana at Tauranga Hospital. Here I have been navigating my way through the world of health and well-being and learning how quickly the allied health workforce evolves and develops. I approach health from a holistic perspective and hope to further develop my knowledge and practice within Te Ao Māori.. I am passionate about building strong relationships and providing opportunities for not only our new graduate colleagues but also connecting with our experienced work force.
Ka titiro ake au ki ngā onepū o Te Aupouri me ōna awa, me ōna maunga kōrero.
Ka huri ake au ki Taranaki maunga, ka mīharo ake
Ka tangi ake, ki a rātou
Ka tōmuri ake te titiro ki te Wanui-a-rua ki Taumarunui me ōna kōrero hoki
Wereta (Rackie) Pahau
Ka anga ake ngā kanohi ki te uranga o te rā.
Ki te taumata o Hikurangi, ki ngā whārua o te Waiapu, te riu o Horouta waka.
Ka ū ki Pōtiki-rua, ki te Toka-a-Taiau, ko ngā karangatanga o Ngātiporou whānui
Nga kai tohutohu o ngā tikanga tukuiho, e whakapumau ake
nei te haumaru ahurea.
We have a commitment to enable Māori to retain and sustain their identity, their values and their tikanga in a culturally safe way.
Waimirirangi (Jean) Andrews
Speech and Language Therapist
Ko Mania Te Maunga
Ko Whangarei Terenga Paraoa Te Awa
Ko Ngati Pūkenga Tōku Iwi
Ko Te Tāwera Te Hapū
Ko Pakikaikutu Te Marae
Ko Waimirirangi Andrews ahau
Tēnā rā koutou katoa.
Anei he kōrero iti e pā ana ki tōku āhuatanga:
I thank you for the opportunity to tell you a little about myself: I am a speech and language therapist working in the education sector. I have a community driven focus with a history of voluntary work in the Māori educational field and a background in administrative duties. I am resourceful and proactive, with my main focus on facilitating Māori engagement, in order to make a difference for tamariki and pākeke with speech and language difficulties.
Wetere Dion Tahi
Doctor of Chinese Acupuncture
Ko Tainui tōku waka
Ko Pirongia raua ko pukehokio ōku maunga
Ko Waipa tōku awa
Ko Oparueru tōku marae
Ko Ngāti Kinohaku tōku hapū
Ko Maniapoto tōku iwi
Ko Tiria tōku māmā
Ko Wetere Tahi tōku pāpā
Ko Dion Tahi tāku ingoa
I am an Acupuncturist that currently resides in Melbourne, Australia. My dream is to set up a practice back in my local rose helping to improve Māori health and well-being. I am passionate about Māori allied health professionals having a mentoring support network to help with the management of all aspects of well-being as practitioners.
James Mangai John Makowharemahihi
Ko Aotea te waka, mai nga kahui maunga o Ruapehu ki Tangaroa ka rere te awa tupua ko Whanganui. Ko Te Atihaunui-a-paparangi te iwi, ko Ngati Tupoho te hapu, ko Putikiwharanui te marae. Ko Kingi Topia Turoa te tupuna ariki rangatira. Ko Takarangi Metekingi te whanau.
Ko taku mahi i raro i te kawanata o Mid Central District Health Board he turanga Advanced Practitioner Oncology (Social Worker/Counsellor) 2016 – 2018 i te hohipera me te hapori o Manawatu Horowhenua kei Papaioea-Palmerston North Hospital Regional Cancer Treatment Service.
E nga mana e nga reo o Nga Pou Mana (Maori Allied Health Practitioners) kia tu tika ai kei nga mita me nga tikanga a o tatou matua tipuna hei korowai mo tatou hikoi I runga I te mata o te whenua. Kia hapai te taha wairua me te taha ao kikokiko Maori i raro I nga nako i nga wahanga kaupapa o te manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, kaitiakitanga, matauranga, wairuatanga.
He uri whakaheke tēnei o ngā iwi o Ngāti Kahungunu, Rangitāne, otira o Te Whānau-ā-Apanui hoki.
Tēnā rā koutou katoa.
I am currently a Radiographer at Whangarei Hospital, where I work in general X-ray as well as completing my post-graduate study in MRI. I am passionate about Māoritanga within the health care system, and I believe that Ngā Pou Mana is a great platform to support that. Ultimately improving Māori Health outcomes is the aim, and I feel privileged to be able to be apart of that process.