The History of Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano

In 1990 the deinstitutionalisation process began and the establishment of community mental health services and Kaupapa Maori and Maori Mental Health Services in mainstream services begun.

In 1997, Lakes DHB Maori Health gained funding from the Midland Health Funding Authority to Hui with Maori Mental Health providers in the Midland Region.  The purpose of the Hui was to consider the “Key Worker” roles and gain feedback from Maori on how they understood this role could work.  At this time, mental health service’s consisted of large institutions eg. Tokanui providing mental health services to the Midland regions.  At this Hui, held at Tapuaeharuru marae, Rotoiti, Miria te Hinengaro (Kia Tupu He Whakaaro) was formed.  Miria te Hinengaro was the first collective of Maori Mental Health providers, consumers, whanau in the Midland region. 

From 1997 through to 2002, Miria te Hinengaro (with the support of Lakes DHB Maori Health), led development on Maori models of practice, and held wananga on Pohiri Poutama in Taranaki, Tairawhiti, Lakes, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty.

In 2000 the Ministry of Health began developments on establishing Regional Mental Health and Addiction Networks. In 2002, at a Hui in Ruatoki the name “Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano” (the cluster of stars) was given by the Kaumatua of Tuhoe.

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Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano is the Midland Regions Maori Mental Health and Addictions Forum

This forum was formed in 2001 to:

  1. To provide a regional leadership and to advocate for Maori mental health and addictions needs.
  2. To provide leadership on Maori mental health and addictions regional workforce priorities.
  3. Develop strategy for regional Maori provider development aligned to the national workforce imperatives.
  4. To promote the inclusion and implementation of Whanau Ora in Maori mental health and addictions across the region.

Maori Mental Health & Addiction Service Providers, whanau and Tangata Whai Ora gather from the five DHB regions in Midland (Taranaki, Tairawhiti, Bay of Plenty, Waikato and Lakes) to hui four times a year.

 


2012 Schedule for Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano Hui:

Photos Taken: 28 February 2012 - Hui held at Hukanui Marae, Gordonton

  

            

 

Meeting Date Venue Agenda Minutes
28 February Hukanui Marae, Gordonton February February
30 May Mental Health Services, Rotorua May May Draft
28 August Lakeside Novotel, Rotorua  Conference Flyer & Presenter Profiles
29 August Lakeside Novotel, Rotorua CANCELLED
29 November Owhata Marae, Rotorua November November

 

Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano Feeback to Regional & National Documents

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Midland Region Maori Network Mini Conference (Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano)

On the 28 August the Midland Maori Advisory Network, Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano held its conference at the Lakeside Novotel in Rotorua themed "Whanau Ora - Recognising CAMHS & Primary Mental Health Care".

The day began with karakia by Pou Herenga of Lakes DHB, Eru George followed by a Discussion Panel made up of Marita Ranclaud - Planner & Funder Lakes DHB, Janice Beazley - Werry Centre and Maureen Emery - Service Manager Lakes DHB to give three different perspectives on the following question: “What do you see will be the future directions for Maori mental health and addictions given the indications of the Blueprint?”

The Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano members identified the "Keynote Speakers" for this conference, they were:

Janelle McCallum, Paula Smith, Cat Siely & Marua Wharepouri - Kaupapa Maori Clinical Support Services (KMCSS) - Presentation: A Workforce Jouirney

Tom Whare & Matetu Mihinui - Te Utuhina Manaakitanga Trust - Presentation: Sounds of Healing

Te Puna Hauora Ki Uta Ki Tai, Tauranga - Tuakana & Teina Rangatahi Advisory Group - Rangatahi Having a Say in Services

Jean Mansner - Te Runanga o Ngati Pikiao - Presentation: owards a Seamless Service for Maori Health

 


2011 Schedule for Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano Hui

Meeting Date Venue Agenda Minutes
15 March 2011 Waikato Rohe March Agenda March Minutes
02 June 2011 Taranaki Rohe June Agenda June Minutes
06 Sept Lakes Rohe CANCELLED CANCELLED
07 Sept Lakes Rohe Sept Agenda Sept Minutes
23 November Bay of Plenty Rohe Nov Agenda Nov Draft Minutes

 

Presentations presented in 2011

 


2010 Schedule for Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano Hui:

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
23 February 2010 February Agenda February Minutes
28 April 2010 Cancelled Cancelled
05 August 2010-Day 1 Strategic Planning August Agenda Day 1 Minutes
06 August 2010-Day 2 Strategic Planning August Agenda Day 2 Minutes
28th October 2010 October Agenda October Minutes

 

Presentations presented in 2010

 


2009 Schedule for Nga Purei Whakataa Ruamano Hui:

Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
March 2009 March Agenda March Minutes
June 2009-Strategic Planning June Agenda June Minutes
August 2009 August Agenda August Minutes
November 2009 November Agenda November Minutes