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NGĀ KAIMAHI: OUR PEOPLE

Te Ao Mārama has dedicated group of leaders. The Ngā Kaiwhakahaere (executive committee) fulfills both a leadership and management role. Successful nominees are confirmed at the Annual General Meeting and represent a range of oral health professionals from the sector.

Ngā Kaiārahi  - Advisors
Professor John Broughton  Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu Ki Heretaunga

 Hone Hurihanganui  Ngāti Tahu, Ngāti Whaoa, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Whakaue

Kuia / Kaumātua
Mrs Inez Kingi Ngāti Whakaue,          Dame Areta Koopu Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Kahu ,         Dr Albert Kewene Tainui,     

 Ms Vicki Murray, Ngāti Pūkeko, Ngāti Awa, Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāpuhi

Life members
Professor John Broughton Ngai Tahu,   Inez Kingi Ngāti Whakaue,    Mrs Astrid Tawhai Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Te Ehutu ,   Dr Albert Kewene Tainui

Mrs Minnie McGibbon,   Mrs Christine Rimene, 

He Kaiwhakaū

 The late Mr Pihopa Kingi

Ngā Mōkai O Ngā Whetū -  Ki Ōtākou Executive Committee, University of Otago

Ashley Howse Ngāi Tahu (BDS5 Student) - Tumuaki

Margaret-Rae Clark Ngāti Awa, Te Ātiawa (BDS5 Student)  - Tumuaki Tuarua

Tapekaoterangi Hakopa Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Kahungunu-Ki-Wairarapa, Kāi Tahu (BDS3 Student) - Kaituhi

Malcolm Doherty Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Raukawa, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha (BDS3 Student) - Kaitiaki Putea

Natalia Pocklington Ngāpuhi (BDS5 Student) - Tumuaki

Ash Mason Kāi Tahu (BOH3) - BOH Kaiwhakahaere

Ki Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland University of Technology

Cat RoscoeTainui (BOH3) -  Tumuaki

Ngā Kaiwhakahaere   - Te Ao Mārama Executive Committee 

Leeann Waaka Ngāpuhi (Dental Therapist, Bay of Plenty DHB) Tumuaki

 Samuel (Sam) Carrington Te Arawa, Ngāti Pikiao  (Oral Health Therapist, Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago)

  Dr Atamira Roa Waikato, Ngāti Maniapoto (Dentist, Rural Dental Services Limited)

Anne-Marie Maikuku Tainui (Oral Health Therapist,Waikato DHB)

Hatea Ruru Te Aitanga ā Mahaki,  Ngāti Maniapoto (Oral Health Promoter, Bay of Plenty DHB)

Ngā Kaiwhakahaere (The Executive Committee) are responsible for the activities of the roopu, setting the strategic direction of the organisation, managing resources and implementing all major initiatives. The executive committee also represents Te Ao Mārama on several influential oral health discussion panels, advisory boards and interest groups.

To contact the Executive Committee, please email  or post your correspondence to 13 Tawhara Place, Edgecumbe 3120.

Ngā Toronga - Key Stakeholder Partnerships
Te Aō Marama are currently involved in representation on various professional groups, advisory panels and organisations within the NZ dental health sector, namely the

AUT advisory Group 

Dental Council of New Zealand  (DCNZ)

Hauora Māori Scholarship External Advisory Panel 

Kiaora Hauora (KOH)

Māori Oral Health Quality Improvement Group (MOHQIG) 

Ministry of Health (MOH) 

National Oral Health Promotion Forum 

Midlands Regional Oral Health Promotion Group 

New Zealand Dental and Oral Health Therapist Association (NZDOHTA)  

New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) 

New Zealand Dental Hygienists’Association  (NZDHA)

Northland DHB – Community Dental Service 

NZ Oral Health Community Leadership Network Group (NGOHCLNG) 

NZ School and Community Oral Health Services Society  (NZSCOHSS)

New Zealand Society of Hospital and Community Dentistry (NZSHCD)  

Oral Health Promotion Advisory Board 

Oral Health Clinical Advisory Network (OHCAN)

Te Ao Mārama are continually seeking forums to which we can advocate on behalf of our members. If you aware of an organisation that we should approach to seek representation or would like to invite Te Ao Mārama onto your board we would like to hear from you, please email us. 

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