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The Māori Caucus brings together Māori members from across the Canterbury Clinical Network (CCN) to provide a coordinated focus on equitable health outcomes for Māori in Canterbury.

By strengthening connections and improving the capacity and capability of Māori members who participate on Workstreams and Service Level Alliances, the Māori Caucus supports Workstreams and Service Level Alliances to deliver outcomes that protect and improve Māori health. Key to this is aligning activity with the Māori Health Outcomes Framework.

Equitable health outcomes is a key strategic priority for the Canterbury Clinical Network. Māori are one of the most disadvantaged ethnicities in the New Zealand health system, with real disparities between Māori and non-Māori in relation to health outcomes and life expectancy.

The Māori Caucus strengthens the Canterbury Clinical Network’s capacity for planning improved health services for Māori. As an alliance-wide group, the Māori Caucus compliments existing Canterbury-wide Māori perspective groups such as Te Kāhui o Papaki Kā Tai (TKOP) and the Māori/Pacific Provider Forum.

The Māori Caucus was established in 2013 and comes together for quarterly hui. Its objectives are:

  • Māori on Canterbury Clinical Network Workstreams and Service Level Alliances are informed of activities across the whole of health system, and are able to support each other as and when required.
  • To utilise the collective Māori skillsets, strengthening contributions to Workstreams and Service Level Alliances where requested.
  • To provide a level of consistency in messaging across Workstreams and Service Level Alliances in relation to the Māori Health Outcomes Framework, Health Equity Assessment Tool and Whānau Ora Tool.
  • To reduce the isolation as the sole Māori voice on Workstreams and Service Level Alliances in relation to Māori health.
  • To problem solve issues as they arise.
  • To encourage or implement through Canterbury Clinical Network, that Māori health is ‘everyone’s business’ not just Māori who are participating on the Workstream and Service Level Alliance. It is a responsibility of all Workstream and Service Level Alliance members.
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13Dec

Karakia created unique to CCN

13 Dec, 2021 | Return|

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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Useful resources

Māori Health Framework

Canterbury's guide to achieve best health outcomes for whānau Māori.

Māori Health Action Plan

Māori Health Action Plan

Canterbury's Māori Health Action Plan on the District Health Board website.

He Kete Hauora Waitaha

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Te Whare Tapa Whā

Te Whare Tapa Whā – the four cornerstones of Māori health.

Integrated Planning Guide

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Covid-19 resources

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