Iwi Governance Committee

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Iwi Governance Committee

The Iwi Governance Committee (IGC) provides advice and makes recommendations to the Southern DHB Board regarding Māori Health.

The IGC reports through to the Board and meets bi-monthly.

Members of Iwi Governance Committee

  • Odele Stehlin, Waihōpai Rūnaka (Chair)
  • Taare Bradshaw/Terry Nicholas, Hokonui Rūnanga
  • Victoria Bryant, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki  
  • Donna Matahaere-Atariki, Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou
  • Sumaria Beaton, Te Rūnanga o Awarua
  • Justine Camp, Te Rūnanga o Moeraki
  • Ann Wakefield, Ōraka Aparima Rūnaka

Principles of Relationship Agreement

On 31 May 2011 a milestone in Southern DHB Iwi relations was achieved when Murihiku and Araiteuru Rūnaka and Southern DHB signed a collective Principles of Relationship (PoR) agreement. The purpose of the PoR is for all parties to work together in good faith to safeguard and improve health outcomes for Māori in the Southern DHB district.  The PoR document is reviewed bi-annually.  It was rolled over in 2013 and was again ratified for a further two years at the Board meeting held on 7 May 2015.

 To view the Principles of Relationship Agreement and the Iwi Governance Committee Terms Of Reference click here

Southern DHB Māori Health Plan

The Southern Māori Health Plan (MHP) 2015/16 is a joint plan of Southern DHB and Well South Primary Health Network.  The first draft of the 2015/16 MHP was submitted to the Ministry of Health (MoH)/National Health Board (NHB) on 13 March 2015.  The MHP is based on a specified template with set national indicators that include key priority areas such as chronic conditions and smokefree cessation through to workforce development.  The joint workshop with the IGC and MAGMH on 27 February 2015 resolved “That cardiovascular disease (CVD) management be adopted as the local priority for the Southern Māori Health Plan 2015/16 and continue for a three year period.”

The Southern Māori Health Plan 2015/16 will be included on the website once approved by the Ministry of Health/Minister of Health.