steering group members named
The interim Māori health authority has moved another step forward with iwi leaders and Māori health experts appointed to the steering group tasked with choosing who will govern the authority.
Six members have been chosen to sit on the steering group by chair Tā Mason Durie, based on their mana and knowledge of Māori health and iwi leadership.
Their task is to identify candidates to govern the interim Māori health authority, which was announced by the government in April.
Members include University of Auckland associate professor and Papakura marae GP Dr Matire Harwood; South Island Whānau Ora commissioning agency chair Tā Mark Solomon; and Waikato reo and tikanga expert Rahui Papa.
Tairāwhiti District Health board chair Kim Ngāriumu, Rongowhakaata Trust chair Amohaere Houkamau and Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu chair Lisa Tumahai have also been appointed.
The steering group must identify candidates to govern the interim Māori health authority by July, with the shortlist of names then going to Cabinet, who will confirm appointments in September.
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