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.
Hui Speaker Presentations
Rōpū Whakahaere/Steering Group
ACEM has established 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.
ACEM is honoured to have been gifted the name Manaaki Mana for this strategy by Dame Naida Glavish, Chief Advisor, Tikanga Māori, Auckland District Health Board & Waitemata District Health Board. We thank Dame Naida for this generous gift.
November 2018 Update
The Steering Group will be meeting to finalise the strategy in early December 2018. We’ll then begin an extensive consultation with our stakeholders.