Tae Ora Tinana
Tae Ora Tinana is the Maori partner of Physiotherapy New Zealand, and represents Maori physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and assistants.
In February 2012 Gill Stotter, PNZ Past-president and Lynda Kirkman, Past-chair of Tae Ora Tinana, signed the partnership agreement between the PNZ National Executive and the Kaitiaki (guardians) who make decisions about the strategic direction and activities of Tae Ora Tinana.
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Whaia te pae tawhiti kia tata
Whaia te pae tata
Whakamaua kia tina
- Rangatiratanga - Power to define, decide and protect
- Te reo - Encourage the use of te reo, waiata, karakia and kupu hou
- Tikanga - Hei tauira (setting examples)
- Networking - Maori physiotherapists and students; other Maori health professionals
- Collaborative activities - Hui-a-tau
- Cultural guidance
- Professional support
- Improving the quality of physiotherapy for Maori - clinical and cultural competence
- Increasing the numbers of Maori physiotherapists
- Promoting understanding of indigenous health knowledge
- Professional development
- Research - consultation
- International links
These strategic directions work towards our aim of improving the health of whanau, hapa and iwi:
- Develop and advance Tae Ora Tinana networking for unity, strength and positive change.
- Develop and advance manaakitanga: cultural guidance, professional support and mentoring.
- Governance level structure and responsibilities for Tae Ora Tinana within PNZ for activity which leads to improvement in Maori health outcomes.
- PNZ identifies and responds to the expectations of Maori consumer of physiotherapy services.
- Develop and advance the profile of Tae Ora Tinana.
- Develop and advance the profile of NZSP to whanau, hapu, iwi and the Maori community.
- Advance and develop Maori health in physiotherapy curricula.
Kaumatua and Kaitiaki
The kaitiaki (guardians) of Tae Ora Tinana make governance decisions about the strategic direction of the roopu and its activities.
- Matua Bill And Whaea Pat Barlow
- Sandra Kettle
- Ricky Bell
- Kate Haswell
- Lynda Kirkman
- Grant Mawston
- Ann McKellar
- Jess Radovanovich
- Ulima Tofi