HUTIA TE RITO O TE HARAKEKE,
KEI WHEA TE KŌMAKO E KŌ, KĪ MAI KĪ AHAU
HE AHA TE MEA NUI O TE AO, MĀKU E KĪ ATU
HE TĀNGATA, HE TĀNGATA, HE TĀNGATA
If the heart of harakeke was removed, where will the bellbird sing?
If I was asked, what was the most important thing in the world;
I would reply, It is people, it is people, it is people
A very successful hui (meeting) was held on 8 March 2018 in Auckland at Te Manukanuka o Hoturoa Marae. A broad range of stakeholders working in emergency departments, health research and other Colleges met to discuss ways in which ACEM can work in partnership to achieve equity for Māori in New Zealand Emergency Departments.
A joint project between the Indigenous Health Subcommittee and the New Zealand Faculty, the hui involved a formal pōwhiri, a range of speakers and robust and spirited workshop sessions.
The insights and input collated from the hui will inform the development of the College’s long term strategy. The next phase of the project will involve further consultation and engagement, and the ACEM Board has committed to the formation of a Steering Group to oversee this work.
Summary of the hui.
ACEM President Simon Judkin’s speech.
Rōpū Whakahaere/Steering Group
ACEM is establishing a rōpū whakahaere/steering group to provide leadership for the College to develop a Māori Equity Strategy for implementation by the College and its members.
The first task for the rōpū whakahaere is to establish a te Reo Māori name for the Strategy. We look forward to sharing it with you.
Feedback from the hui held on 8 March 2018 is currently being analysed and will be considered by the rōpū whakahaere.