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Tūruki: Career pathway support for Māori in health

Tūruki is the Māori health workforce development for the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and provides career pathway support for Māori in health.

Tūruki! Tūruki! Paneke! Paneke!
He tohu nā Josh Hurae
He uri ia no Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, Te Arawa, Tuwharetoa me Ngāti Awa

Tūruki was developed in 2008 as a partnership between Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, Ngāti Kahungunu and Hauora Māori providers. Tūruki is a direct response to addressing the health needs of Māori people in Hawke’s Bay, aiming to build a hauora workforce that represents our people.

Tūruki comes from the saying “Tūruki! Tūruki! Paneke! Paneke!” when rangatira worked together to pull the waka up onto shore by means of rolling planks. Tūruki means to travel by short stages and Paneke means to move forward. Tūruki acknowledges Ngāti Kahungunu, the Hawke’s Bay District and the importance of growing the number of Māori in health.

As Tūruki derived from the kōrero regarding the waka, it was fitting we researched back to the Takitimu waka. Ruawharo and Tupai Whakarongo Wananga were the priests on board. The Takitimu waka had 6 hoe or paddles, 4 of which were used by Ruawharo and Tupai and were named Rapanga i te ati nuku, Rapanga i te ati rangi, Maninikura and Maniniaro. 2 were used by the captain Tamatea Arikinui for steering and were named Tangi-wiwini and Tangi-wawana. The hoe in the tohu represents the 6 hoe that supported the journey of te waka tapu o Takitimu.

When arriving to Aotearoa, 4 neke or rollers were used to haul the waka onto shore and were named Te Tahuri, Mounukuhia, Mouhapainga and Manutawhiaorangi. Mouhapainga and Manutawhiaorangi are said to have supernatural powers. The four neke are lying horizontally just below the hoe. While using the neke, our ancestors recited, “Tūruki! Tūruki! Paneke! Paneke!”

Tūruki has three primary objectives:

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Build the capability and capacity of our Māori workforce

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Increase the number of Māori working in health

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Improve the cultural capability of our workforce

Our health, your team – tō tatou oranga, tō kapa

Our Tūruki Tuakana

Ngaira Harker

Ko Whakapunake te maunga
Ko Wairoa te awa
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu te iwi
Ko Ngāti Hinehika te hapū
Ko Pūtahi te marae
Ko Ngaira Harker ahau
Nō Te Wairoa ahau

Role: Nurse Director Māori Health
Organisation: Hawkes Bay District Health Board (HBDHB)
Email: Ngaira.Harker@hbdhb.govt.nz

Rawinia Wilcox

Ko Moumoukai me Whakapunake ngā maunga
Ko Nuhaka me Wairoa ngā awa
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Kahungunu me Pūtahi ngā marae
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa me Ngāti Rakaipaaka me Rongomaiwahine ngā iwi
Ko Ngai Te Apatu me Ngai Te Rakato me Te Whare Rau o Te Tahina me Ngāti Hinepehinga me Ngāti Hinehika ngā hapū
Ko Hinekorako te taniwha
Ko Rawinia Wilcox tōku ingoa

Role: Administration Coordinator Māori Health
Organisation: Hawkes Bay District Health Board (HBDHB)
Email: Rawinia.wilcox@hbdhb.govt.nz

Heneriata Paringatai

I taku taha ure tārewa, he uri tēnei nō ngā pito katoa o Ngāti Porou, mai Waipiro, ki Wharekahika tae atu ki Horoera. Ko Te Whānau a Rakairoa, Te Whānau a Tūwhakairiora me Te Whānau a Te Aotaki ngā hapū. I taku taha mareikura, he uri au nō Ngāti Kahungunu me Ingarangi. Ko Karaitiana Takamoana te tangata, ko Ngāti Hawea te hapū. Tīhei Kahungunu!

Role: Māori Workforce Advisor
Organisation: Hawkes Bay District Health Board (HBDHB)
Email: Heneriata.Paringatai@hbdhb.govt.nz

Diane Koti

He uri au nō Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngaati Maniapoto me Waikato/Tainui hoki. I whānau mai au, arā, e noho ana au ki Heretaunga.

Role: Cultural Supervisor
Organisation: Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ)

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