Te Rau Matatini is the National Centre for Māori Health, Māori Workforce Development and Excellence.
We provide a strategic focus that is underpinned by Māori development principles and informed by best practice. We provide leadership, education, evidence base, clinical and cultural capability and capacity building strategies for the advancement of health and wellbeing for our people to achieve Pae Ora. Mauri Ora!
From the 14th – 16th of February, Te Rau Matatini had the privilege of having our organisation noho at Parihaka. This noho was an opportunity for all staff to come together for whakawhanaungatanga, strategic planning, and to learn about the history of Parihaka.
As part of Waka Hourua (Māori and Pasifika Suicide Prevention), Te Rau Matatini is developing and will soon partner with communities to pilot a programme that seeks to connect with 1000 Māori whānau. This programme is part of
Ki muri ki mua Ka whakaora ai tou haere Using the treasures of the past today, can keep you well.
Te Ihi Ora is a wānanga delivered by Te Rau Matatini as a proactive response alongside Māori to the challenging issue of suicide.
The wānanga draws on an in-depth Te Ao Māori perspective to learning and strategy, is informed and guided by mātauranga Māori and kaumātua and kuia korero, to prevent suicide. The facilitation team, have experience in suicide prevention, mental health and addiction treatment with Māori.
The wānanga is free and available to frontline staff and whānau who want to promote oranga Māori and learn more about protective factors to prevent suicide.
Ronald Baker (Ngāti Porou, Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngai Tamanuhiri, Rongomaiwahine) - currently employed as Kaumatua for Te Rau Matatini. Registered Psychiatric Nurse of 35 years Ronald’s commitment has been to establishing and enhancing Kaupapa Māori services and practice in several Iwi rohe. Most recent practice in the intensive community teams of the northern regions.