He manako i te tuhonotanga a te Tāngata Whenua me te Karauna, kia whaihua i roto i ngā mahi a te Poari Hauora-a-Rohe

To ensure the special relationship between the Crown and tangata whenua is acknowledged and actively demonstrated within the strategies, structures and outcomes of Lakes District Health Board.


  1. To achieve effective tangata whenua participation at all levels of the organisation.
  2. To improve Māori health and wellbeing.
  3. To monitor the delivery outcomes of services to Māori.

This office is responsible for developing and implementing annual and long term strategic business plans for Māori Health, providing high quality support and advice to the CEO on Māori Health issues/trends. It ensures alignment with the NZ Health and Disability strategy and incorporates initiatives into the Lakes DHB annual business and strategic plans.

The office manages the relationship between Iwi governance bodies, Māori providers and the Māori communities and manages the funding of Māori specific services and ensures the monitoring and performance of those services.

The office is responsible for representing Lakes DHB and its hospitals on Māori health issues, and manages the financial and contracting operational budgets of Te Whakaruruhau.

The office works closely with the Planning and Funding team to ensure Māori health and disability needs are assessed and analysed, and works closely with that team particularly in the area of provider relationships. The office is responsible for establishing and leading Māori health change management projects, ensuring appropriate outcomes.

11/05/2006 9:40 a.m.
Casey Te Rangi