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Profiles of Tuakana

Jean Te Huia - Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife

Jean Te Huia returned to nursing after a twenty year absence as a mature student she completed her comprehensive nursing and then midwifery training. Mapping out a career in Māori Health at the same time delivering babies and continuing with her education. Jean has since graduated as the first Māori Nurse from EIT, with a Masters in Nursing, continued with studies with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health, and Postgraduate Diploma in Specialty Primary Health Care Nursing and a Postgraduate Certificate in both Midwifery and Diabetes. Jean understands the commitment and stress associated with being a working mother while at the same time, juggling assignments, work schedules and trying to get some quality time with family and friends.

Jean is available on email, to support you, is happy to read your assignments and give constructive feedback. If you can get her to sit long enough, jean is happy to meet with you at “Choices Hastings Clinic” appointment necessary.

Phone: 06 878 7616
Availability: 1 hour per month
Iwi: Ngati Kahungunu

Sandra Corbett - Kaiwhakahaere Cervical Screening

Currently resides in Waipukurau, of Te Arawa descent, nurse smear taker and the Kaiwhakahaere of the National Cervical Screening Programme Hawke’s Bay.My role and responsibilities include providing screening education and health promotional strategies focussing on the recruitment and retention of Māori women to the cervical and breast screening programmes. A key focus is the on going development and maintenance of effective working relationships within the Māori community, and with health providers and organisations throughout the region. One of our strategies is to build the Māori nurse smear taker capacity in our region, with training and supervision, and ongoing mentoring and peer support. My vision is to empower Māori women to shape holistic screening services that enable their regular participation and facilitate healthy outcomes for all. I work Mon, Tues, and Wed 8am – 4.30pm but can be contacted on my cell phone at any time.

Kaiwhakahaere – Māori Coordinator
Cervical Screening Programme
Napier Health Centre
76 Wellesley Rd

Phone: (06) 8341877 or Ext: 4276 internally
Mobile: 025 2759135
Fax: (06) 8781693

Christeve Le Geyt - Registered Nurse, Hastings

Kei te aha
Ko Hikurangi raua ko Moumoukai oku Maunga
Ko Waiapu raua ko Nuhaka oku Awa
Ko Rahui, ko Kaiwaka, ko Hinerupe ratou ko Rakatoa oku Marae
Ko Ngati Porou raua ko Ngati Kahungunu oku Iwi
Ko Horowai raua ko Atareta Puketapu (Addie Dewes ranei) oku Maatua
Ko Aisha raua Ko Deena oku tamaahine

I am a Registered Nurse and have worked for Kahungunu Health Services – Choices, a Nursing and Midwifery service. I am fortunate to have run Nurse led clinics in Hastings and Waipukurau, involving various aspects of health promotion and clinical nursing. My nursing career started out as a teenager – from a desire to nurse my elderly Grandmother. She had a world view that I understood and one which helped keep her and her whanau in good health. This has helped shape my own world view and one which I value and attribute to my mahi.My desire is to work alongside our whanau, especially those whom have limited access to health services, ie., Māori, Pacific Island and low socio economic communities. To support and enhance what they perceive attributes to keeping good health for them. I seek to share the knowledge I have gained throughout my nursing career with others in the Nursing profession and would like to support all students and new graduates on their journey through Health in Aotearoa. Participating in the Tuakana/Teina programme I hope will provide this and I look forward to progressing in the field of nursing together.

Phone: 027 846 1427

Ema Taungakore - Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Diabetes

Anne Bruce - Registered Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist IV Therapy, HBDHB

My background of nursing is medical based.

I have a passion for nursing and I am looking forward to meeting and encouraging new nurses into this rewarding profession.

I live at Waimarma with my partner. We have 4 children and 2 mokopuna. Only one of our children is at home with us now.


Tina Konia - Registered Nurse, HBDHB

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