Māori Advisory Board
Dr Rebecca Garland
Capital and Coast DHB
I am an Otolaryngologist, who has worked as a specialist in Wellington since 2008. My areas of professional interest are middle ear disease and hearing loss with a specific focus on challenges for Māori and Pasifika patients. I have been involved in training junior staff and have been on the training and education committee for 9 years, with 5 of those as chair of this group. I have developed an interest through this work in cultural safety training in health.
He uri au no te Puaha o Waikato me Te Arawa hoki. Ko Ngati Tipa me Ngati Rangitihi nga hapu. Ko Jessica Mackey toku ingoa,
Firstly I’m privileged to be apart of our roopu, I have a background in education and support our rangatahi and whanau within South Auckland. As Kaimahi at Manurewa Marae I believe we have the tools to empower and support our whanau communities to be successful in their own right, what ever it may look like. It is important that our whanau are supported thru a wairua, a hinengaro, a tinana me a whanau to succeed. Success has no boundaries or limits, being a Maori Deaf Wahine, I refuse to allow my disability to disable me to be successful, more than anything I choose my identity to empower to achieve. I look forward to this journey and seeing the success we can do.
Ko te awa au, ko au te awa
Professor Greg O’Beirne
University of Canterbury
Ko Greg O’Beirne tōku ingoa. I’m a Professor of Audiology and the Director of the Audiology Programme at the University of Canterbury. We’re committed to improving Māori hearing health outcomes, and increasing the numbers of Māori audiologists and researchers, and the EMC Māori Advisory Board is an excellent opportunity to facilitate that. My current projects include the development of hearing tests in Te Reo Māori, and the validation of these tests in communities across Aotearoa using a Kaupapa Māori approach.
Te Puni Kōkiri
He mokopuna tēnei nō ngā pae maunga o Hauraki, Rotorua me Waikaremoana. E kaingākau ana au ki te reo Māori, ki ngā tini āhua o te ao Māori, me ōna hua nui huhua. I have an emerging background in communications and Kaupapa Māori research. My work to date has had a strong focus on re-centring the voices of Māori communities as means of understanding the lived realities of colonisation, furthermore, as a vehicle to understand pathways which enable social change.
I am passionate about reconnecting and integrating te ao Māori practices within my everyday work and personal life. I have previously worked within Māori Public Health and have recently transitioned to the Public sector.