Karakia created unique to CCN

Starting and ending a hui (meeting) on the right note is key to ensuring participants feel welcome and safe to kōrero (speak). The Canterbury Clinical Network Programme team have worked together with leadership from Hauora Māori and Equity Lead Ngaire Button to create their own value’s based karakia (prayer) to guide their hui. 

Ngaire says to create a karakia unique to us, we discussed what our purpose and contribution is towards our community and the people we work with.

“At the heart of our discussion was working together in a unified way that is kind and respectful for our community, so our people can have their best lives,” says Ngaire. 

“Every time the team meets and recites the karakia you can hear the confidence and passion building in their voices. We’ve printed it onto cards with the English translation, so they can memorise it and know the meaning.”

The karakia is being socialised to the wider CCN whānau at the moment. 

Karakia tīmatanga – to begin a hui   
Me mahitahi mātou, 
ka kōrero, ka whakarongo
kia atawhai, kia manaaki mō ngā
whānau me ngā hapori katoa.
Kei a rātou te tino rangatiratanga
i ō rātou hauora.
Kia pai te taha tinana, te taha wairua, te taha whānau me te taha hinengaro hoki.
Haumi e. Hui e. Tāiki e!

We will work together and
communicate with kindness and
respect for the benefit of whānau in
our community, so our people will have self-determination/autonomy
over their health and wellbeing. 
Unified, Together, Strong!

Karakia whakamūtunga – to close
a hui 

Kua wānanga mātou  
Kia whakairia te tapu
Kia wātea ai te ara
Kia turuki whakataha ai
Kia turuki whakataha ai
Haumi e. Hui e. Tāiki e!

We have met together and discussed 
Restrictions are moved aside 
So the pathway is clear 
To return to everyday activities 
















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