Celebrating 20 Years: Te Kete Pounamu

Te Kete Pounamu is the National Organisation for Maori with lived experience. The movement was formed in 2015 following increasing concern of the use of harmful restrictive practices on Māori and the increasing inequities in Māori Health and Wellbeing. Since their formation, Te Kete Pounamu has established regional networks spanning the length and breadth of Aotearoa. They have enhanced lived experience leadership and advocated for systematic change across the health and social sectors. Delivered Maori Lived Experience Leadership and Workforce development programs.

They continue to advocate for Māori to receive high-quality care and support, while also supporting the development of services that are by whaiora Māori, for whaiora Māori.

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