We are collective comprising representatives of Te Ati Awa (Iwi kainga), Ngāti Toa and Ngāti Raukawa as well as Taura Here, descendants of iwi and hapū who have long resided within our homelands in which the Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) is based. Our determination is that our descendants and those whom we manaaki within our homelands receive, when required, the best care possible.
For CCDHB, a strong relationship has been established with mandated representatives of Iwi/Māori who formed what became known as the Māori Partnership Board. In 2013, the Māori Partnership Board embraced a new vision and shared set of values. With this work, the board evolved its name and is now known as Matanga Toiora – CCDHB Māori Partnership Board or its working title, ‘Mātanga Toiora.’
Jack Rikihana - Chair (Ngāti Raukawa, Te Atiawa ki Waikanae)
Jack is the current Deputy Chair of the Māori Partnership Board. He has been a member of the Māori Partnership Board since it's inception in 2003 and was Chair at that time when the partnership agreement between the CCDHB and the Māori Partnership Board was signed.
Through his experiences as past Chairs of the Aratahi Iwi Advisory to the Greater Wellington Regional Council, Te Whakamininga Iwi Advisory, the Kapiti Coast District Council, and retired Deacon of Rangiatea Church in Otaki, Jack brings a wealth of knowledge to the Māori Partnership Board. He is an Iwi Consultant to Ngati Toa and Ngati Koroki haapu for the rohe of Kapiti Coast and the surrounding district.
He is particularly passionate about building the necessary relationships to advance Māori health matters in our district.
Dr Leo Buchanan - Board member (Taranaki, Te Atiawa and Ngāti Ruanui)
Leo is a recently retired paediatrician with special interests in developmental and behavioural paediatrics and in particular child health challenges of Māori. Leo has a broad experience of living in and serving rural and provincial centres before returning to his tūrangawaewae in Wellington in 1992. He has medical work exposure in both the public and private sectors as well as within medical administration. Establisher and chair of the Māori Health Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Wellington Tenths appointed foundation Director of the Retirement Complex Village at the Park. Leo is a father of 8 children, grandfather of 8 mokopuna and husband and lover of Mary Felicity English for almost 50 years. Nga mihi mahana.
Hilda Broadhurst - Board member (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngati Toa, Ngai Tahu)
Hilda represents Te Atiawa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust, who are the Governance Leadership for Te Runanga o Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai Inc. of Waikanae. She is a current Director of Kapiti PHO, and is a member of the Capital and Coast DHBs Hospital Advisory Committee; The Pandemic Planning Group and the New Regional Hospital Art Steering Committee. Hilda is particularly passionate about ensuring that Māori have access to good healthcare, are enrolled with a GP and PHO, and get the best possible services available.
Peter Jackson - Board member (Taranaki and Te Atiawa)
Peter is of Te Atiawa and Taranaki Iwi decent. Born and raised in Wellington, he graduated with a business degree from Victoria University of Wellington. As a long-standing, self-employed investor and businessman Peter brings a commercial skill set to the board. Following in his father's footsteps, Kaumatua Sam Jackson, Peter is one of the Taranaki Whanui manawhenua cultural representatives.
Steve Kenny (Tipene) – Board member (Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Atiawa, Ngāti Raukawa)
Steve represents Ngāti Toa Rangatira on the Māori partnership board with Wendy Rapana. Steve has been in various roles in the health sector including mental health, AOD, public health and cancer control over the past 15 years. Steve currently works for the Cancer Society NZ as the national men's health coordinator and is completing his masters of public health at Otago. Ngāti Toa places a high priority in primary care, Steve’s interest in the board is to monitor the DHBs performances to ensure that there is progress in reducing avoidable incidences and impact on Māori whānau and their communities. As a Māori Public Health leadership graduate Steve is involved voluntarily in community development advocating for healthy built environments and designing programmes that encourage healthy lifestyles and activities such as the Junk Free June campaign.
Peter Love - Board member (Te Atiawa)
Peter represents the Mana Whenua Te Atiawa of Wellington on the Māori Partnership Board, by nomination of the Wellington Tenths Trust, who are the principle tribal representative of this Iwi in Wellington. He has recently been appointed to the newly established Mental Health sub-committee of the Capital & Coast District Health Board.
Peter is Chair of Te Atamira Taiwhenua (the National Māori Advisory Group to the Department of Internal Affairs) and is a Director of Capital Hill Ltd, the company which owns the Massey University Campus at Buckle Street, Wellington. Peter's provincial activities are in Taranaki as Chair of the Ngati Te Whiti Hapu in a joint venture with Greymouth Petroleum on Hapu land, which pumps 4000 barrels of oil a day from it's latest find, on the waterfront at New Plymouth. Peter's other 'caps' include - Trustee of the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington; National Patron of the New Zealand Council of Civil Liberties; He has been actively involved in Penal Reform and in Justice in New Zealand, having written numerous reports for the Crown about Māori dis-advantage in New Zealand society as founder of the Taranaki Mauri Foundation; Trustee of the Dalai Lama Trust, New Zealand.
Dr Tristram Ingham (Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Ngāti Porou)
Tristram is a taurahere member of the Māori Partnership Board. He trained as a medical doctor and is now senior research fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of Otago in Wellington. He is board member of the Wellhealth Primary Health Organisation (a PHO that represents a high proportion of Māori and Pacific peoples in several low-cost access clinics), is a member of the 3DHB Combined Community Public Health and Disability Support Advisory Committee (CPHAC/DSAC), and is Director of Strategy for the Asthma + Respiratory Foundation NZ. He also lectures undergraduate medical students in Hauora Māori at the University of Otago.
His medical and research background includes work on childhood and adult respiratory illness along with the pharmaceutical management of these and other conditions. A particular focus for Tristram is on understanding and addressing the basis for the striking inequalities in health outcomes seen for Māori. Underlying these are clear inequalities in determinants of health (especially: high rates of smoking, poverty, and poor housing conditions); inequalities in access to care; and inequities in the quality of healthcare service delivery. Tristram leads a number of community partnership research projects that aim to develop interventions that respond to the practical needs of families/whānau.
Contact the Maori Partnership Board
Maori Health Development Group
Capital & Coast District Health Board
Private Bag 7902
Phone: 04 806 2343