Pierre Verschaffelt

Lady Tureiti Moxon | Whānau Ora hui ends on a high note

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A Maori health official said she was very impressed with the vision presented this week at the North Island Whānau Ora conference in Rotorua.

A Maori health official said she was very impressed with the vision presented this week at the North Island Whānau Ora conference in Rotorua.

Lady Tureiti Moxon of Te Kohao Health, based in Kirikiriroa, said at their first in-person hui in four years that providers shared how they were able to scale up during Covid not just for Maori but for everyone.

Emphasis has also been placed on finding Maori solutions and being present at every table where decisions are made.

“There is still a long way to go, but our people have seen the vision, they know where they are going, they know what needs to be done and they just go out and do it and that for me is part of it, the mobilization of our people in such a positive environment and in such a positive way,” she says.

Lady Moxon says Covid has shown how easy it is for the government to come up with the money when everyone it threatens, and now it needs to show it can fund putea to enable Maori to fight the inequality.