Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


New national tikanga standards for rongoā released

New national tikanga standards for rongoā released


A new set of standards to ensure the delivery of safe, quality rongoā services has been released today, replacing the original rongoā standards developed in 1999.

The standards, which are available through the Ministry of Health website (www.health.govt.nz), provide clear requirements for rongoā service providers along with guidance on achieving and maintaining this level of professionalism.

“This is a great achievement for rongoā in New Zealand. The standards support a consistent quality of care across providers and ensure patients receive the best possible care, as well as helping preserve our traditional knowledge and tikanga,” says Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia.

The standards, known as Tikanga ā-Rongoā, outline the rights and mana of tūroro (patients); highlight management systems to assist rongoā providers and support a traditional integrated rongoā Māori service that promotes a holistic approach to health and safety.

“The standards also incorporate a framework to verify and validate the integrity of rongoā services and providers. It’s a great step for the rongoā sector. It will encourage people to engage a rongoā provider with confidence about the service they’ll receive,” says Mrs Turia.

All Rongoā providers funded by the Ministry of Health are required to adhere to the standards, although any rongoā provider across the sector can adopt the standards voluntarily. The standards were developed through an extensive and lengthy national consultation process involving participants from the Rongoā sector.

The Ministry engaged Standards NZ to help develop the standards, working alongside a range of key stakeholders that included the various rohe and Te Kāhui Rongoā Trust, the national governance body responsible for protecting, nurturing, and promoting Rongoā Māori and Rongoā me ōna Tikanga in Aotearoa.

“The standards are the result of a broad range of opinions, experiences and perspectives that were shared during the consultation process. We are extremely grateful for the generous dialogue and robust discussion. It has greatly enriched the development of the standards and which can now be used to enrich the experience of the community as a result,” says Mrs Turia.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Parliament Today: Parliament Adjourns

The 50th Parliament has adjourned for the final time.

After the completion of the adjournment debate, MPs left for the campaign trail with Parliament to be dissolved on August 14 ahead of the September 20 election.

Speaker David Carter thanked staff and MPs for their work, and in particular the Clerk of the House Mary Harris saying his job would be near impossible without her wise advice on a daily basis. Harris has signaled she would retire next year and would leave a large gap. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Novopayout: Government-Owned Company To Take Over School Payroll

After lengthy negotiations, the Ministry of Education and the existing school payroll provider, Talent2, have settled both on the amounts payable by Talent2 towards the costs of remediating the Novopay service and a new operating model for the school payroll system. More>>

ALSO:

Employment: Labour Will Raise Minimum Wage, Restore Work Rights

A Labour government will raise the minimum wage $2 an hour to $16.25 and restore work rights to ensure the benefits of economic growth are shared fairly by all New Zealanders, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. More>>

ALSO:

Police: Crewe File Review Released

No new evidence has come to light implicating any specific person as being responsible for the murders of Jeannette and Harvey Crewe... The review identifies there is a distinct possibility that Exhibit 350 (the brass .22 cartridge case) may be fabricated evidence, and that if this is the case, that a member of Police would have been responsible. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Issue #49: Gordon Campbell Interviews Laila Harre

For 25 years, Labour and National have been in virtual agreement about the basics of economic policy, and differed mainly on how to go about managing its social consequences. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Plan To Protect Our Maui’s Dolphins

1. Protect Maui’s from being killed in the sanctuary set up to protect them... 2. Extend fishing protections to the entire Maui’s range... 3. Help protect the livelihoods of affected fishers by supporting them to adopt dolphin-safe fishing methods. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Electorate Deals

For all the talk yesterday from Prime Minister John Key about National being transparent about its electorate deals in Epsom and Ohariu, that transparency is entirely front-loaded. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Oil Drilling Face-Off With Labour

The key policy points in the Green Party’s plan to protect our beaches from oil spills are to:
1. Prohibit deep sea oil drilling; 2. Implement compulsory shipping lanes for coastal shipping; 3. Build Maritime New Zealand’s oil spill response capability; and 4. Introduce a stronger legal framework so that when accidents do happen, the New Zealand taxpayer does not have to pay for the clean-up. More>>

ALSO:


Nick Smith v Fish & Game:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news