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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
Chair
 
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.
 
 
Adele Berquist
Deputy Chair
 
Ngati Kahungunu
Commenced 2013
 
Adele works for the Central PHO as a Whānau Ora Systems Navigator, having been secondered from her previous role as a Physical Activity Educator with the Central PHO’s Chronic Care team.

Adele’s background is in Sport and Exercise Science, however she is very passionate about health inequalities and  improving outcomes for Māori.
 
Adele was born and raised in Waipukurau, however she now resides in Dannevirke with her partner and children.
 
Adele is of Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Toa and Ngāti Raukawa descent. 
 
Danielle Harris
Member
 
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
Member
 
Muaupoko
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
Member
 
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.

Sheryll Hoera Member
Sheryll Hoera

Member
 
Ko Kurahaupō rāua ko Aotea ōku Waka
Ko Ruāhine rāua ko Ruapehu ōku Maunga
Ko Manawatū rāua ko Whanganui ōku Awa
Ko Kaitoki rātou ko Mākirikiri, Koriniti, Matahiwi, Otoko ōku Marae
Ko Rangitāne rāua ko Te Atihaunui ā Pāpārangi ōku Iwi
Ko Tai rāua ko Kuini Hoera ōku mātua
E tatai hono ana mātou ki te Wairarapa ki te taha o mātou hākui
Ko Sheryll Hoera ahau

Sheryll comes from an extensive health background of over 20 years and holds a Diploma in Business Management Maori Health.  She has worked in both hospital and community health settings. Has worked for the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of NZ as a Maori Asthma trainer/educator/resource development/keynote speaker across NZ and in Darwin Australia. 
Sheryll also holds extensive knowledge of the mechanics of central and local government having worked for Parliamentary Services for a 10 years.

Sheryll has managed a social service agency in Tararua and was the manager of the Manawatu Cancer Society Central Districts Division and led the community health team across the division before taking on her current role as a Planning and Improvement Manager for Central Cancer Network.   Sheryll represents Rangitane Ki Tamaki Nui-A-Rua.
 
  
Debbie Te Puni
Kai Rangahau
 
Commenced 2008
 
Debbie has a background in business consultancy, general practice and Maori community health service coordination, and currently holds an AIM Dip. Of Business and NZIM Dip in FLM.  Debbie provides analytical and administrative support to Manawhenua Hauora.

Tribal Affiliations include; Rangitaane O Manawatu and Ngati Raukawa ki te Tonga.

 

 

 

 

 

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