Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā o Aotearoa – The Māori Pharmacists’ Association (MPA) has established a multidisciplinary team with broad expertise to deliver services. MPA comprises a membership with extensive knowledge of the health system and the enablers / barriers to negotiation of it for consumers. MPA has hospital pharmacists, community pharmacists, clinical pharmacists as well as pharmacists with a special interest in health literacy.
MPA has formalised relationships with whānau, key government and health organisations, participates in key health forums and committees, sponsors and mentors students, provides Māori clinical advice and leadership across the broader Aotearoa New Zealand health sector.
Our structure is as follows:
Joanna Hikaka – President
Jane Kelly – Treasurer
Tess James – Secretary
Kevin Pewhairangi – Student Liaison Officer
Yvonne Walters – Executive Member
Robert Haua – Executive Member
Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā o Aotearoa Members
Pauline Te Karu
Whānau, marae, hapū, iwi and their communities.
Government agencies, Māori organisations, Māori students, health community groups, tertiary providers, health forums and committees.