Ōtepoti Thrilled To Host Toitū Leadership Summit 2018

This year’s Toitū Hauora Leadership Summit took place in Te Wai Pounamu on the 4th - 5th of September.  Toitū Hauora brings together Māori leaders, whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori kaimahi, providers, and Funders. 

2018 Theme: Toi te kupu, Toi te mana, Toitū te whenua.

This year’s summit theme was a celebration of being Māori; it is an expression well known by many that says “Hold fast to our culture, to our mana, our language and our land – as it is the essence of who we are as Māori”.

Read the Toitū Accord

This was the first time for the conference to be held in South Island, so it had a deliberate Te Wai Pounamu flare with well-known locals contributing to the conversations and evidence base about leadership. Presenters over the two days included; Sir Mason Durie, Dr Hana O’Regan, Dr Darryn Russell, Donna Matahaere-Atariki, Hinewirangi Kohu-Morgan, Moe Milne, Tina Winikerei, and Remedy Wall. With special guest appearances by Ministers Honourable Nanaia Mahuta and Honourable David Clark.

Toitū Hauora in highlighted the media Māori Television, Waatea News, OTNZ-WNA

The summit concluded with the He Tohu Hiranga (Māori Leadership) Awards; the Dame Tariana Turia Award, the Paraire Huata Award, and the announcement of the new Mason Durie Pae Ora Master’s Partnership Scholarship (the University of Otago and Te Rau Matatini).  Many karahipi recipients contributed to the success of the summit by volunteering their time.

Karahipi recipient highlighted in the media Caversham

The Toitū Hauora Leadership Summit is part of Toitū Hauora Māori 2030, which was established as part of the Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation. Toitū Hauora Māori 2030 is a future-focused programme that aims to build the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to grow Māori leadership in health.

The principles underpinning Toitū Hauora Māori 2030 are ‘What should Hauora Māori look like in 2030 and how do we get there?’

The programme has three areas of priorities:

  • Building a Māori Leadership Network in Health – well established, nationally recognised Māori leadership network in health which is actively supported by a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Building Māori Leadership Capacity and Expertise in Health – competent Māori leaders in significant leadership roles within the health sector
  • Māori Leadership Succession Planning and Leadership Pathway Development, Implementation and Evaluation in Health – sustainable, accessible pathways for Māori leadership in health supported by high quality and appropriate development programmes.

Ngā mihi nui to everyone who participated in this year’s summit and big thank you to all the organisation whose sponsorship helped make this summit possible:  

  • Te Puni Kōkiri
  • Health Promotion Agency
  • Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu
  • WellSouth and Southern District Health Board
  • Janssen
  • The University of Otago