09 June 2022

In this update

  • Building a new system – Stakeholder hui – 13 to 21 June
  • CEO’s – Riana and Margie travelling the motu
  • Webinars of interest


Our series of in-person hui begins from Monday 13 to 21 June, when we update you on the mahi of the MHA. Part of our update will include, an update on our health plan and other pieces of work that will help influence our new world. It is important that we take the time to discuss these Kaupapa and we understand the significance of getting it right. It is after all the blueprint for Māori health system delivery.

To deliver the best possible health system, one that is resilient, whānau-centred, and sustainable, requires a considered, robust, and innovative approach. To achieve the system shifts, we are taking the time to have the conversation and equipping the transformation with both reserve capacity and agility.

This includes operating models and accountability structures that will deliver, ensuring safe service delivery and sustainability of our system for the future.

Areas the hui will discuss:

  1. Direct commissioning: Hauora and Mātauranga Māori focus; longer term consolidated Māori provider contracts, focus on sustainability; significant provider and workforce development investments; innovation investments in procurement, data and digital
  2. Co-Commissioning: Prioritising for equity across commissioning in all areas
  3. Partnered Commissioning: Seeking opportunities for partnering with other commissioners, agencies, philanthropic entities

We hope you take the opportunity to meet with us to discuss and feedback on the presentations. Feedback that will inform plans and policies.

To find out the where and when this first round of hui will take place, click on this link

Travelling the motu

We are making our way around the regions and agencies to meet all of you and your teams. If we haven’t been to your organisation or district yet and you are keen to have us visit, just reach out to Margie and Riana and we can make this happen! It might take us a bit of time but we will be there.

The team at Wairarapa benefited from our visit by arranging meetings with local iwi, Board members, Māori Providers, their PHO and DHB management, along with allowing for informal kōrero with teams and people where it could be squeezed in. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou kātoa te whānau!

In addition to the upcoming iMHA hui, Riana, and Margie’s upcoming DHB visits include:

  • 17 June: Hawke’s Bay DHB
  • 23 June: Northland DHB
  • 28 June: Hutt Valley/Capital Coast DHB



Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!

He tono ā-ipurangi tēnei kia hono mai koe ki te pae kōrero nei mō ngā kaunekenga o te whakahoutanga o te pūnaha hauora Aotearoa.

Join our upcoming hui with Riana Manuel, Chief Executive interim Māori Health Authority and Fepulea’i Margie Apa, Chief Executive interim Health New Zealand.

Date                      Tuesday 14 June

Time                      8.30am-9.15am

Location               https://myevents.nz/HealthNZ/Reforms

As we head towards 1 July, we will outline what to expect from our new agencies, progress already made, and key focus areas for the Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand.

We welcome your questions and feedback about what matters most to you. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions in the Q&A session.

We hope you can join us but if you can’t, we will share a recording of our update on the Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand websites. We will also publish written responses to the issues raised during the session on the websites.

If you’d like to review the previous hui on 9 May you can find it here:

Chief Executives’ Virtual Hui 9 May 2022 | Māori Health Authority (mha.govt.nz)

Please share these webinar invites and links

Wednesday’s webinar (08/06/22) was with Minister Little, Riana Manuel and Margie Apa. It was about improving equity in the health and disability system. Also available to view is the online mihi whakatau which welcomed people who transferred to interim Health New Zealand and the Māori Health Authority on 1 June.

If you missed the Government Policy Statement (GPS) webinar on Wednesday 1 June – improving equity in the health and disability system – you can watch it here