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Background of Te Whiringa Trust

Following the 2002 National MCHW Hui in Rotorua, a working party was elected from the floor to organise the 2003 National Hui, to consider the development of competencies and a national body for MCHW.

The Working party met November 2002 and decided to from a Trust so that funding could be sought, with the understanding that if the attendees at the 2003 National MCHW Hui decided so—the Trust would be dissolved. Tere Gravenor was elected as Te Whiringa’s Chair and Te Whiringa Trust was officially formed in September 2003.

Te Whiringa was sanctioned by the attendees at the 2003 National MCHW Hui to form a national body and develop MCHW competencies

To further discuss and to report back to MCHW, 12 regional hui were held (nine in the North Island and three in the South). By and large, the feedback from the regional was supportive. Te Whiringa decided to draft a set of MCHW competencies, develop a proposed structure for a national association and propose their roles and present this at the National Hui in 2005 as an Action Plan, for attendees sanction or further development.

Trustees

  • Manu Graham, Te Whanau o Waipereira
  • Hoana Makiha, Te Whanau o Waipereira
  • Marion Hakaraia (Chair), Te Hononga O Tamaki Me Hoturoa

Past Trustees and Working Party

  • Tere Gravenor – our first chair. Past away 2003
  • Lorraine Knutsen, Community Child Health & Disability
  • Eriata Peri, Hauora Whanui
  • Ripia Rountree, Vision and Hearing. Past away 2006
  • Rita Tupe, Puao-te-Ata-Tu Tuhoe ki Waiohau
  • Mate Tihema, Te Tapenakara Mo Te Iwi
  • Irene Rennie, Te Kaha O Te Rangatahi Trust Tamariki Ora
  • Phyllis Shepherd, Ringa Atawhai
  • Maisie Taylor, Ringa Atawhai
  • Angeline Tangiora, Te Roopu Huihuinga Hauora
  • Kirsten May, Tipu Ora
  • Brigham Anderson, Hauora.com
  • Lorraine Fox, ADHB, National Audiology Centre
  • Nell Paenga, Ngati Porou Hauora
  • Ataroa Brampton, WONS
  • Wharangi Waetford, Tipu Ora
  • Riripeti Haretuku

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