Kaitiaki Ahurea (Māori Health Promotion Programme) Wānanga - Porirua

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Maraeroa Marae

216 Warspite Ave


Wellington, 5024

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Kaitiaki Ahurea 2019 is NZQA accredited Level two training course offered by Te Rau Ora.

Kaitiaki Ahurea offers a programme to improve public health and health promotion knowledge and leadership skills to people who are working with Māori communities.

This course is offered to non-Māori and Māori workforce and whānau Māori who work in Public Health, health promotion and communities with a specific interest in enhancing Māori Health outcomes. The course includes the following:

  • Māori cultural principles

  • Cultural dimensions of illness and wellbeing

  • Historical perspectives of Māori and Health Promotion

  • Māori perspectives of Health Promotion Campaigns

  • Rational for Health Promotion

  • New Zealand Public Health Policy

  • New Zealand Health Promotion Frameworks

  • Identifying Challenges with health promotion campaigns

  • Key aspects in health promotion delivery to Māori communities

Desired Learning Outcomes

To increase the knowledge and understanding of health promotion from a Māori Cultural context.

To establish tools and skills to implement health promotion activities appropriate for Māori communities.

Proposed Delivery

A two-day wānanga can be adapted according to time and frequency, and for either separate or combined Māori and non-Māori.

Time Commitment

Wānanga will involve one or two days for learning and one or two-day wānanga where you will be expected to complete two assessments which will be held on the 1 August 2019 (details to be advised):

  • a kete (collection) of health promotion resources and

  • Group presentation


  • Dr Maria Baker (Te Rau Ora Pouwhakahaere Matua Chief Executive Officer) PhD MPhil, Nursing; Grad Dip Māori Development; PG Dip MH Nursing; Grad Cert Clinical Teaching; Workplace Assessor

  • Valerie Williams (Te Rau Ora Kaimanaaki) MN Masters Nursing (Mental Health Endorsement)

  • Witeria (Witi) Ashby Te Rau Ora Kaumatua

Course Material

Resources will be supplied

Professional Development Hours

  • Wānanga: 20 hours (including assessment)
  • Self-directed learning: 10 hours



24 June 2019 - Please arrive no later than 8:45am for the powhiri which will commence at 09:00am

25 June 2019 - Day Two will commence at 08:30am - 5:00pm

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Valerie Williams: Email - valerie.williams@terauora.com


Avao Tiatia Email - avao.tiatia@terauora.com


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