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Tatau Pounamu Advisory Group

Tatau Pounamu Manawhenua Advisory Group

The Tatau Pounamu Manawhenua Advisory Group is made up of the Manawhenua health advisors mandated by the Papatipu Rūnanga: Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae as the Treaty of Waitangi partners to West Coast DHB. Ngā Maata Waka o Te Tai o Poutini is also included in this forum.

Tatau Pounamu Manawhenua Advisory Group works with West Coast DHB to:

  • Develop and implement strategies for Māori health gain.
  • Provide health and disability support services consistent with Māori cultural concepts, values, and practices.
  • Support Māori aspirations for health and to reduce inequalities between Māori and other New Zealanders for whānau, hapu, iwi, and Māori communities.

The group meets the West Coast DHB every six weeks and works closely with the Māori Health General Manager, West Coast DHB General Manager, and Planning and Funding Team Leader.

Personal Assistant to GM Māori Health – Melanie Wilson

03 769 7400, ext: 2933
PO Box 387, Greymouth 7840

Te Rūnanga o Makaawhio

03 755 6010 or 03 755 7885
99 Revel Street, Hokitika
PO Box 225, Hokitika 7842

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Waewae

03 755 6451
1 Old Christchurch Rd, Arahura


Meetings and papers

Find out details about upcoming meetings, and if available download the related papers.

View recent meeting papers in our website’s document library.

Page last updated: 12 May 2022

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