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Kaitiaki Ahurea Wānanga – Porirua

24/06/2019 | 8:30 am - 25/06/2019 | 5:00 pm


Kaitiaki Ahurea 2019 is NZQA accredited Level two training course offered by Te Rau Ora.

Kaitiaki Ahurea offers a programme to improve public health and health promotion knowledge and leadership skills to people who are working with Māori communities.

This course is offered to non-Māori and Māori workforce and whānau Māori who work in Public Health, health promotion and communities with a specific interest in enhancing Māori Health outcomes. The course includes the following:

  • Māori cultural principles
  • Cultural dimensions of illness and wellbeing
  • Historical perspectives of Māori and Health Promotion
  • Māori perspectives of Health Promotion Campaigns
  • Rational for Health Promotion
  • New Zealand Public Health Policy
  • New Zealand Health Promotion Frameworks
  • Identifying Challenges with health promotion campaigns
  • Key aspects in health promotion delivery to Māori communities


Desired Learning Outcomes

To increase the knowledge and understanding of health promotion from a Māori Cultural context.

To establish tools and skills to implement health promotion activities appropriate for Māori communities.


Proposed Delivery

A two-day wānanga can be adapted according to time and frequency, and for either separate or combined Māori and non-Māori.


Time Commitment

Wānanga will involve one or two days for learning and one or two-day wānanga where you will be expected to complete two assessments which will be held on the 1 August 2019 (details to be advised):

  • a kete (collection) of health promotion resources and
  • Group presentation



  • Dr Maria Baker (Te Rau Ora Pouwhakahaere Matua Chief Executive Officer) PhD MPhil, Nursing; Grad Dip Māori Development; PG Dip MH Nursing; Grad Cert Clinical Teaching; Workplace Assessor
  • Valerie Williams (Te Rau Ora Kaimanaaki) MN Masters Nursing (Mental Health Endorsement)
  • Witeria (Witi) Ashby Te Rau Ora Kaumatua


Course Material

Resources will be supplied


Professional Development Hours

  • Wānanga: 20 hours (including assessment)
  • Self-directed learning: 10 hours




24 June 2019 – Please arrive no later than 8:45am for the powhiri which will commence at 09:00am

25 June 2019 – Day Two will commence at 08:30am – 5:00pm


Course Information

Valerie Williams: valerie.williams@terauora.com



Registration is essential to attend this course. Please register here or email Avao Tiatia:  avao.tiatia@terauora.com


Te Rau Ora
+64 4 473 9591
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Maraeroa Marae
216 Warspite Ave, Waitangirua
Wellington, 5024
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