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Profile of Manawhenua Hauora Board Members

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A brief profile on members of Manawhenua Hauora, including their background, Iwi affiliation, and when they were first elected to the Iwi authority.


Oriana Paewai
Rangitaane O Manawatu
Commenced 2008
Oriana is the CEO of a large Iwi health provider based in Dannevirke.  She became involved in the health sector in 2001 when she joined the local public health service as a Health Promotion Advisor.  Shortly after, she was appointed Maori Health Manager for MidCentral Health and in 2006 moved to her current role.
Oriana represents her hapu on many organisations, including the Manawatu District Council's Marae Consultative Committee, and the Raukawa District Council. She is currently a member of the Manawatu Wanganui Community Lottery Committee, Trustee and Committee Secretary of the Aorangi Marae, and a member of MidCentral DHB's Health & Disability Advisory Committee. 
Danielle Harris
Rangitaane O Manawatu
Commenced 2001
Danielle Harris is presently the Chief Executive Officer of Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated Roopu, the Mandated Iwi Authority for Rangitaane O Manawatu.  Danielle holds a Bachelor of Law, a Post Graduate Diploma In Business and Administration and a Certificate In Company Direction.
Danielle was a member of MidCentral District Health Board from 2001 – 2008 and served on the Hospital Advisory Committee, Community Public Health Advisory Committee, Hospital Audit Committee (Chair), Funding Audit Committee (Chair) and the Group Audit Committee.
Danielle as Chief Executive of Tanenuiarangi Manawatu Incorporated Roopu manages Whakapai Hauora, Rangitaane o Manawatu health and social service arm.
Danielle's tribal affiliations include Rangitaane, Ngapuhi, Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Ruanui, Muaupoko and Ngati Apa.
Matt Matamua
Commenced 2008
Matt Matamua has long association with the intellectual disability sector.  He has a psychopaedic nursing background and worked for many years at Kimberley Centre – a residential care facility for people with an intellectual disability. He is current the Maori Health Manager for Healthcare of New Zealand Limited.
Matt’s Iwi affiliation is Muaupoko ki Kawiu Marae, and through this has been involved in a number of organisations in Horowhenua and Manawatu.  Current memberships include the Horowhenua District Council’s Health & Transport Committee.  Matt’s previous involvements include Chairman of Manawhenua Hauora, and membership of MidCentral DHB’s Hospital Advisory and Community & Public Health Advisory Committees.  
Photo of Robyn Richardson Robyn Richardson
Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga
Commenced 2015
Robyn is a Programme Co-ordinator for Te Rau Puawai Maori Mental Health Workforce Development within the College of Health, Massey University since 2010.  The programme was developed by Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie in 1999 between Health Workforce New Zealand (formerly Ministry of Health) and Massey University.
Robyn became involved in the health sector in 1996 when she joined Enable New Zealand, then Te Runanga o Raukawa as a Mental Health Support Worker followed onto Public Health and Central PHO as a Health Promotion Advisor.
Robyn represents Te Runanga o Raukawa as her hapu delegate, is a trustee for Te Roopu Hokowhitu, and Central PHO Board.  Robyn is also of Ngati Tuwharetoa, Ngati Hauiti ki Rata, Te Whanau a Apanui and Ngati Whanaunga ki Hauraki descent.
Master of Management graduate.
Keni Barrett
Ngāti Kahungunu
Commenced 2020
Ko Keni Barrett ahau
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Maniapoto, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Rārua oku iwi.
He kaimahi ahau mo Ngāti Kahungunu ki Tāmaki nui-a-Rua
Te Āpiti, Manawatū Gorge Group, Board Member.
Te Ahu-a-Tūranga Alliance Governance Board Member.
Te Ahu-a-Tūranga Iwi Working Group Member.

Hannah Kingi

Rangitane o Tamaki Nui a Rua
Commenced 2020

Hannah is of Ngapuhi descent and hails from the beautiful shores of the Hokianga. She is married to Hawea Kingi who is of Rangitane descent and they & their two teenage children live in Tahoraiti Dannevirke.

Hannah is the Regional Co-Ordinator for Tararua Abuse Intervention Network (TAIN) under the umbrella of Women’s Refuge. She works closely with the NZ Police & the local lead agencies in her region who work within the family harm space. Her role is to facilitate the local FVIARS meetings (Family Violence Inter Agency Response System) coordinating collaborative wrap around support services for each & every family, child & individual affected by Family Harm. She also facilitates workshops & training for local agencies, businesses & community networks who are working within or may be affected by Family Violence.

In her spare time, she is a youth leader at her local LDS church, a White Ribbon Ambassador, a member of the local competitive Kapa Haka ropu Te Ringa Kaha & also the Chair for the Tararua White Ribbon Committee. Prior to her current role, Hannah worked for 20 years within the media & advertising industry for both MediaWorks & NZME.


Stacey Hape

Ngāti Kahungunu
Commenced 2018

Stacey Hape is the currently employed as the General Manager of Kahungunu ki Tāmaki nui-a-Rua, holding a NZIM Dip in FLM. Her background covers a diverse range of areas from working in a Microbiological Laboratory to being a Quality Assurance Manager.

Over the last several years, Stacey has been involved in the health and social service sector beginning in 2007 working within an iwi provider service. Stacey was born and raised in Tokoroa, currently living in Dannevirke with her husband and six children. Iwi affiliations are Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Muaupoko, Ngāti Kahungunu.

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