Māori Public Health Symposium 2017 Monday, 19 June 2017


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 shortly.

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.
PHA Membership 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 Services

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 Development.

Find out more here.