Dr Teah Carlson
Speech & Language Therapist
E ngā mana, E ngā reo, tēnā rā koutou katoa.
He uri tēnei nō Horouta rāua ko Mātaatua waka e mihi ana! Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa, Rongomaiwāhine, Te Aitanga A Hauiti, Ngāti Porou rāua ko Te Whānau A Apanui ngā iwi.
I have a background in Occupational Therapy, and more recently worked as a Project Manager in the Whānau Ora space. I am currently working in the role of Kaiwhakahaere for Ngā Pou Mana, and was the previous Chair of the organisation from 2016-2018. I am passionate and committed to advocating for Māori to have a greater voice in decision making when it comes to health and wellbeing, and for Indigenous ways of doing and being to be valued, respected and implemented into the sectors. I am proud and honoured to be a part of Ngā Pou Mana to support the development and growth of Ngai Māori to be leaders of transformative change.
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.
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.
Social Worker/Community Action
He uri mokopuna tenei no Te Whānau-A-Apanui, Ngāti Porou me Ngāti Awa i te taha o tōku māmā tērā. Ki te taha o tōku pāpā, no Ngapuhi-nui-tonu, Waikato-Tainui me Ngāti Pikiao.
Ko Hōri Kingi ahau.
For over a decade I have worked with Indigenous communities in the Youth and Social Service sectors. I have worked alongside communities utilising strength-based approaches, culturally grounded interventions, mentoring and cultural supervision. “He moana pukepuke, e ekengia te waka, a choppy sea can be navigated”.
Ko au, ko koe, ko tātou! Experience has proven there is power in collaboration. Being authentic in my approach is a daily discipline that leads to desired and impactful results. I do my best to uphold the integrity of kaupapa where I am involved. You can have anything you want in this world so long as you help other people get what they want.
Hauora Māori Researcher/ Physiotherapist
Tēnā rā koutou katoa,
He uri nei nō Ngāti Tūwharetoa, me te hapū o Ngāti Hīkairo ki Tongariro - ko Pakau te ingoa whānau.
Having practical experience working in the area of health and rehabilitation and involved in various health research kaupapa, has provided insight into the widespread inequities that persist in healthcare today.
I have a passion for supporting the education and promotion of Māori world views and perspectives, to provide services which are culturally safe for all involved. I am active and believe in the development and nurturing of meaningful, reciprocal relationships between community groups / marae / Iwi and health services or research institutions, to foster on-going capability and capacity building for Māori Whānau, to help reduce the inequities experienced in health care.
Clinical social worker within the Regional Youth Forensics Service
Ki te taha o tōku Papa,
Ko Taupiri te Maunga
Ko Waikato te Awa
Ko Ngāti Mahuta, Ko Ngāti Pou ngā Hapu
Ko Waikato te iwi
Ko Wahi Pa te Marae
Ko Tainui te Waka
Ki te taha o tōku Mama,
Ko Tararua te Maunga
Ko Oroua te Awa
Ko Tahuriwakanui te Hapu
Ko Ngāti Kauwhata Iwi
Ko Aorangi te Marae
I currently work as a clinical social worker within the Regional Youth Forensics Service and Taiohi Tu Taiohi Ora teams for the Auckland District Health Board
I am passionate about working with our Māori Whānau. I believe that Māori thinking should be at the forefront of all interventions for Māori and I’m committed to supporting better outcomes for our Whānau.