Ā Mātou Anga Our Group

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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:

Executive Group

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

Operational Administrator
Pauline Te Karu

Key Stakeholders
Whānau, marae, hapū, iwi and their communities.

External Stakeholders
Government agencies, Māori organisations, Māori students, health community groups, tertiary providers, health forums and committees.