“It really doesn’t matter what your ethnicity is… you can choose to be a champion… you can choose to make a difference… you can choose to develop the capability to make a difference… that’s a choice that each and every one of us can make… any of us can do that if we are committed to it.”

Riki Nia Nia - Community Representative, Manaaki Mana Rōpū; Chair, Tumu Whakarae; Waikato District Health Board, Executive Director for Māori, Equity and Health Improvement.


In May 2019, the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM, the College) launched Te Rautaki Manaaki Mana: Excellence in Emergency Care for Māori (May 2019 - April 2022).
Whaowhia te kete mātauranga. Let us “fill the basket of knowledge.” This kete has been prepared as a resource to get you going. It recognises that everyone is at a different place in their Te Ao Māori and Te Reo Māori journey. We encourage you have a look through and use the resources that work best for you and your emergency department (ED).
Please watch this video about how Tāne acquired the basket of knowledge:

Manaaki Mana: Getting Real About Māori Equity in Aotearoa New Zealand at ICEM 2022

Examining Emergency Department Inequities: Do They Exist? at ICEM 2022

Meet Manaaki Mana Roopu - Steering Group Co-Chairs

Equity for Māori Hui

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 emergency departments.

A joint project between the Indigenous Health Committee and the Aotearoa 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 have informed the development of the College’s long term strategy. The ACEM Board has committed to the formation of a Steering Group to oversee this work.

2018 Hui Speaker Presentations

  • David Tipene-Leach – Achieving Equity in ED
  • Rhys Griffith-Jones – Bias and Healthcare Equity for Māori
  • Elana Curtis – Examining Emergency Department Inequities (EEDI): Do They Exist?
  • Tengaruru Wi-Neera – The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Te Whare Tohu Rata o Aotearoa
  • Marama Tauranga – Next Steps: Improving the experiences of Māori Patients in Emergency Departments
  • Riki Nia Nia – Debunking Myths

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