MĀORI PUBLIC HEALTH: BUSINESS
-INNOVATION - HEALTH
Following the success of the last two oversubscribed Māori
Public Health Symposia, the Public Health Association will host a
third Māori Public Health Symposium, this time in Auckland.
The theme, Māori Public Health: Business -
Innovation - Health, invites creative conversation about
the solutions we design in public health, embracing business, Māori
development and new ways of funding to have more freedom in
defining the future of Māori public health.
This is a workshop-style symposium with savvy aspirational
leaders from health, business, research and successful youth-driven
initiatives. Our speakers include Dr Amohia
Boulton (Whakauae Research Services), Laura
O'Connell-Rapira (ActionStation) and Phil
Clarke (Post Haste). Other speakers will be announced
We are pleased to include one year's membership with the
non-member registration. This is open to all those who are not
currently PHA members. Your membership will start on July 1.
is free for full time students and starts at
only $20 for people on low incomes.
By joining the PHA, you become part of a large and passionate
public health community. You can get involved through our network
of branches and special interest groups, access our member only
areas on the website and receive The Bulletin each month. Members
also have access to discounts at key public health events in New
Zealand and overseas.
Questions regarding the Māori Public Health Symposium should be
directed to Adrian Te
Patu, Symposium Convenor.
The symposium is on Monday 19th
June at the Waipuna Conference Centre. Free parking is
available on site.
Dr Amohia Boulton - Whakauae Research
Amohia is the Director of Whakauae Research Services, the only
iwi-owned and mandated health research centre in Aotearoa. Whakauae
Research Services is owned by Ngāti Hauiti, a small iwi nestled
along the Rangitikei river. Amohia's research interests and
publications focus on aspects of Māori health services research,
particularly the relationship between, and contribution of,
government policy, contracting mechanisms, and accountability
frameworks to improving health outcomes for Māori.
Laura O'Connell-Rapira - ActionStation
Laura is a creative campaigner, crowd-funding enthusiast and
planner of parties with purpose. She believes that small actions
and lots of people can create big change. She is passionate about
empowering people to take action on the issues they care about.
Laura co-founded RockEnrol and Our PLACE Events and currently works
for ActionStation. As the director of Campaigns at ActionStation
she's helped build a community of over 140,000 members to
participate in campaigns designed to drive a fairer, more just and
sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand.
Phil Clarke - Post Haste
Phil is Commercial Manager for Post Haste, part of the
Freightways group, which is one of the leading providers of express
package services throughout New Zealand. Originally a butcher and a
courier driver, Phil led a transformational wellness programme to
improve the health and wellbeing of their employees across the
country. Phil provides valuable insight to inspiring a whole
workforce with simple, easy, achievable health goals. This year the
Human Resources Institute of New Zealand awarded the Safety and
Wellbeing in association with Southern Cross Health Society Award
to Post Haste Limited. Finalists included the Ministry of Social
Find out more here.