News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


3DHB Executive Director Māori Health appointed

3DHB Executive Director Māori Health appointed


Capital & Coast District Health Board (DHB), Hutt Valley DHB, and Wairarapa DHB are pleased to announce that Riki Nia Nia (Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu) has been appointed to the role of 3DHB Executive Director Māori Health.

“This is a new role that brings together the three Māori health teams that currently operate as a virtual team. A formally co-ordinated approach across the sub-region will ensure that we are better equipped to improve the health outcomes of Māori living in our districts,” WDHB and HVDHB CEO Graham Dyer said.

Riki brings 17 years of senior leadership experience in the health sector to this role and also currently chairs Tumu Whakarae – the DHB GM Māori National Strategic Reference Group; the Kia Ora Hauora Māori Health Careers Programme steering group, and the Tū Kaha Māori Health Development conference committee.

“I’m keen to build on the great work that has been occurring across all 3DHBs in Maori health and look forward to addressing the collective challenges the 3DHBs continue to face in this priority area also,” Riki said.

He was previously Director of Māori Health at CCDHB until taking up this role, and his past roles include Director of Māori Health at Wairarapa DHB, and Service Manager of Public Health services at Whanganui DHB.

“We are confident that Riki and the sub-regional Māori health team will continue to ensure Māori perspectives are heard and implemented in decision-making that shapes the future of health services across the 3DHBs,” interim CCDHB CEO Debbie Chin said.

The 3DHB sub-region was home to 438,345 or nearly 11% of New Zealanders in 2013. The Māori populations of the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa districts are higher than the 15% national average, at 18% and 16% respectively, while 11% of people in the Capital & Coast district identify as Māori.

Additionally, the Māori population of all three DHBs is expected to grow within an overall sub-regional growth rate projected at 0.6% per year to 2026.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Film Awards: The Dark Horse Scores Big

An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach Genesis Potini, made all the right moves to take out top honours along with five other awards at the Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards - nicknamed The Moas. More>>

ALSO:

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news