Tae Ora Tinana is the Māori partner of Physiotherapy New Zealand, and represents Māori 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 Executive and the Kaitiaki (guardians) who make decisions about the strategic direction and activities of Tae Ora Tinana.
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 whānau, 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 whānau, 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.
- Miranda Buhler: Dunedin
- Maarama Davis: Wellington
- Witana Petley: Dunedin
- Ulima Tofi (Co-chair): South Auckland
- Bridget Watson: Wellington
- Emma Webb (Co-chair): Palmerston North
- Keistin Woodman: Kaikohe
The kaitiaki encourage Māori members to get involved with events encouraging Maori to be active. Support is available for Māori or non-Māori PNZ members to attend some events.
The kaitiaki encourage Māori members to get involved with events which encourage Māori to be active.
Support is available for PNZ members whether Māori or non-Māori to attend Hauora Māori hui and seminars etc about health promotion - and where possible, to present at the events. A report for Physio Matters is required after the event, so that all members may become better informed and more culturally competent.
Key Documents & Links
Find key documents relating to Tae Ora Tinana and to Māori health - and links to useful sites.
- Grants to attend Hauora Māori events (pdf) (September 2013)
- Partnership agreement (pdf) - signed February 2012
- Guidance for physiotherapy researchers on whether to consult Tae Ora Tinana regarding a research project (pdf)
- Hītori Tae Ora Tinana (pdf)
- Mauriora Health Education Research
- Whanau ora tool (pdf)
Physio Matters articles
- July 2013 Bicultural edition of OT Insight Märamatanga whakaora ngangahau with kind permission of the NZ Association of Occupational Therapists Whakaora Ngangahau Aoteaoroa (pdf 5MB)
- Māori Language Week (pdf) - July 2012 Physio Matters
- Pre-conference hui (pdf) - June 2012 Physio Matters
- Historic partnership agreement signed (pdf) - March 2012 Physio Matters
Māori health links
- Te Whaioranga - Māori responsiveness strategies - Pharmac (Comment from Lynda Kirkman: An awesome document, a good resource for those wanting to engage more with Whānau Ora).
- University of Otago Māori Centre Te Huka Matauraka 03 479 5762
- AUT University of Technology Māori health
09 921 9243 Trudi McAuslin email@example.com
- Ministry of Education Māori Education
For information about Māori health and about cultural competence
- Ngata Māori/English dictionary