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Kai Tahi, Mahi Tahi, Toa Takitini

11 Aug 2022 11:31 PM | Anonymous

Senior Policy Advisor - Māori, Chris Webber outlines some Māori development

With Matariki and new year planning done, there’s a sense of urgency to save the world we know as public health emergencies escalate and all hands on deck are required - including Māori. A Māori framework is assisting our head office plans in this regard - evolving and being shared as people are ready. 

Kai Tahi
We have successfully trialed Kai Tahi 2nd Friday lunchtime zoom sessions for building Māori Capacity - this month being our fifth gathering with a focus on Manaakitanga and guest speaker Emma Rawson-Te Patu, President Elect of the World Federation of Public Health Associations (currently Vice President). Below are some links to the recorded  central portions of the sessions  which can be found at our workshops page on here
  • Kai Tahi 1 (11 March 2022) - Reo-tanga and Guest PHANZ CEO Grant Berghan
  • Kai Tahi 2 (8 April 2022) - Kaitiaki-tanga and Guest PHANZ Co-president Nari Faiers
  • Kai Tahi 3 (13 May 2022) - Ūkaipō- tanga and Guest PHANZ Māori Caucus Chair, Karmin Erueti
  • Kai Tahi 4 (10 June 2022) - Rangatira-tanga and Guest Digital Indigenous Director, Tania Hodges
  • Kai Tahi 5 (8 July 2022) - Manaaki-tanga and Guest WFPHA President Elect, Emma Rawson-Te Patu
Mahi Tahi
With the need to ramp up efforts, we are moving to next steps in our ara poutama progression in the style of ‘Gather, Mobilise, Lead’. Mahi Tahi (work together as one) seeks to mobilise those who are gathering, by encouraging hands on deck as leaders emerge to drive passion or subject expertise. A monthly zoom check-in including training and support will be trialed 4th Friday lunchtimes (12-1pm) here or zoom 817 9954 3603  passcode 629772 - all welcome. Our Turanga Tukua submission hub website is hosting a Mahi Tahi base and sign-poster to group coordination here. If you want to lead or help with something, check the mahi tahi site for details and help us evolve it. Initial training will include sessions on emergency management, leadership, submission writing, policy and public health 101.

Toa Takitini - Champions Programme
The third initiative in our ara poutama (stairway to excellence) is Toa Takitini - a ‘champions’ development programme. We want to promote Toa (warriors) making a commitment to drive their passion or subject expertise with the support of others (takitini) and open pathways and platforms for the work to forge ahead. A current example is supporting our first indigenous women to lead the World Federation of Public Health Associations, Emma Rawson-Te Patu - who we had a karakia for at our July Kai Tahi to support the journey. We have set a goal to identify and set apart ten champions by December - contact for more information and check into the Mahi Tahi page to manage details

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