TE MANU TOROA TRUST
Kaupapa Maori Health Care Services

in the Western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Our Board


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Te Manu Toroa is governed by a strong and diverse board of trustees.

Their experience within their chosen professions is unequalled and provides sound and strong governance.

Janice Kuka

Chairperson - Ngāi Te Rangi / Ngāti Ranginui

Janice Kuka is of Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti Ranginui descent and has been the managing director of Ngā Mataapuna Oranga since 2010.   She spent her earlier years being educated at the local convent school in Te Puna then went on to Ōtūmoetai College.

Janice has a professional background in Social Work and Community development.  She gained her formal qualifications in later years through Massey University whilst working as a Medical Social Worker at Tauranga hospital.  During this period Janice was seconded to set up a Kaupapa Māori Services Unit across secondary.  This Unit provided Māori specific services within the hospital as well as follow up services in the community.

The development of hapū and community health has always been a strong interest for Janice and over the years has actively remained committed to this transformation process.  

Janice is a Board member of a number of Community and Hauora Trusts both locally and regionally.

Punohu McCausland

Waitaha/ Tapuika / Te Arawa

Waitaha Hauoranga Trust Board, Chair
Waitaha Hauoranga Trust, Voluntary Coordinator
Nga Mataapuna Oranga, Board Member
Te Manu Toroa, Board Member
Te Puna Hauora Ki Uta Ki Tai, Chair
Bay of Plenty District Health Board, Ex-officio Maori Health Runanga, Representaive
Bay of Plenty Maori Health Runanga, Chair
Midland DHB Iwi Relationship Board, Chair
DHB DSAC/CPHAC, Member
BOP DHB Ethics Committee, Member
Hei Marae Committee, Chair

Te Puke High School, Kaunihera Maori

Punohu was nurtured through life by her tupuna kuia, korua and koeke.  Growing up, Te Reo Maori was the language of communication and the tikanga of the whanau, the marae, the hapu and the iwi remain a guiding influence today.

Punohu chose an education pathway, one as a directive from the old people and two, because it offered the best opportunity to pursue her greatest passion, sport.

SUMMARY OF CAREER PATHWAY:
• 25 years’ experience in teaching
• 3 years Advisor Maori and Island Education Department
• 3 years Ministry of Education Liaison Officer
• 2-3 years NZQA Assessment Officer
• 9 years Te Ranga Kura Teacher Training, Tauranga
• Bachelor of Maori Studies

HIGHLIGHTS:
• Provincial Representative, Auckland, Wellington in Basketball
• A Grade and NZ ranked Squash Player
• Establishing the Waitaha Hauoranga Trust and Waitaha Health Centre
• A lead negotiator for the Waitaha Treaty of Waitangi Settlement

Bev Flavell

Ngāi Te Rangi

Nga Mataapuna Oranga - Chairperson
Te Runanga o Ngai Tamawhariua Management Committee
Te Runanga o Ngai Tamawhairua, Trustee
Te Rereatukahia Kohanga Reo, Chair

Bev Flavell is Ngāi Te Rangi, raised in the hapu of Ngai Tamawhariua puta noa ki Te Rereatukahia.

The eldest grandchild of Tamehana Te Weti of Waikato and Te Moengaroa Tukaki Ngarae Johnson of Matakana.
Bev left Katikati and lived in Thames for 18 years.  Her health Career began with Tangata Whenua, led by Toko Renata from Manaia.

That relationship led to her acceptance in numerous local and National Maori initiatives.
She returned home in 1990 ready to work with progressive Maori.

These were to be:
• Runanga Ngaitamawhariua
• Whaioranga Trust
• Te Puna Hauora
• Te Whanau Poutirirangi ora a papa

Those foundation groups are to date her driving force.

Current commitments include:
• Member - Te Rereatukahia Marae Komiti
• Trustee member – Runanga Ngai Tamawhariua
• Trustee member – Te Manu Toroa
• Chairman – Nga Mataapuna Oranga

Graham Cameron

Sub Head

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