Without dedicated staff members it would be impossible for Te Rau Matatini to accomplish everything it has done thus far.
Te Rau Matatini employees have whakapapa links across Aotearoa and Te Moana nui a Kiwi, they possess cultural, specialist and technical skills, knowledge and qualifications.
There are six rōpū within Te Rau Matatini:
• Rōpū Kaumātua
• Rōpū Tohunga
• Te Kīwai Rangahau
• Te Rōpū Mākohakoha
• Rōpū Rangatōpū
• Ngā Mahi Pakihi
Waka Hourua programme delivery is supported across these teams. Tio Sewell is Kaiwhakahaere: Waka Hourua.
E Tū He Māori – Ko Au, Ko Koe, Ko Tātou
A team of Pou Ārahi located in Maori communities with Te Rau Matatini helped to extend the Waka Hourua Māori Community Programme across Aotearoa New Zealand. This included ten regions across Aotearoa up to June 2017.
One of the aims is to build the capacity and capabilities of Māori communities, to assist communities to develop a suicide prevention action plan, and to respond safely and effectively to suicide and the impacts of suicide.
The Pou Ārahi team during 2016-2017 were in Northland Far North - Angela Witana, Counties Manukau & Waikato - Jon Royal, Lakes - Hakopa Paul, Hawkes Bay - Zack Makoare, Palmerston North & Wairarapa - Manny Kipa and Whanganui and Taranaki - Kiritahi Firman.
We acknowledge their leadership as champions across these Māori Communities, and the significant outcomes of their efforts and dedication. For any information on this mahi please contact: Tio Sewell.