We are a 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 the 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 the best care possible.
A strong relationship has been established with mandated representatives of iwi Māori which form the Māori Partnership Board.
Teresa Wall - Chair (Te Rarawa and Te Aupouri)
Teresa is one of the two Ngāti Toa Rangatira representatives on the Maori Partnership Board. While she is closely aligned to Ngāti Toa Rangatira through marriage, she whakapapa to Te Rarawa and Te Aupouri from Te Tai Tokerau. Teresa began her health sector career in nursing – ending up specialising in renal nursing at Wellington Hospital’s Ward 40 and the Dialysis Unit. She spent some time working in Human Resources at Wellington Hospital organising the orientation and cultural safety programmes for the three campuses that make up Capital and Coast DHB. She then moved to the Ministry of Health working in a number of roles in the organisation. She was on the executive leadership team as the Deputy Director-General Maori Health and for a short period as Deputy Director – General Policy and Strategy. She is now the Director of Wall Consultants Ltd developing and providing policy advice on health equity and Maori health for several health organisations, and the Chair of Ora Toa PHO.
Jack Rikihana - Deputy 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.
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.
Dr Paula King (Te Rarawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Whātua, Waikato Tainui, Ngāti Maniapoto)
Paula is a vocationally registered Public Health Medicine Specialist (Fellow of the New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine), and kaupapa Māori researcher. She is a graduate of medicine (MBChB) and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health and a Master of Public Health. She has been working and researching in the area of Māori health and wellbeing for a decade. Prior to this, she worked in clinical paediatrics, emergency medicine, and general practice. Her research area includes health and wellbeing of mokopuna Māori, and the elimination of health inequities in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Her current research examines impacts of racism on health and wellbeing of mokopuna Māori, and the exploration of concepts of co-design in relation to health and disability services to achieve health equity for mokopuna Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Contact the Māori Partnership Board
Māori Health Development Group
Capital & Coast District Health Board
Private Bag 7902
Phone: 04 806 2343