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Understanding Māori Health Models

This interactive workshop will explore Māori Models of Health for participants to develop and enhance their work practice and cultural competency.



This interactive workshop will explore three Māori Models of Health - Te Whare Tapa Whā and Te Pae Mahutonga, developed by Sir Mason Durie and Te Wheke by Rose Pere. Participants will learn how applying the principles, frameworks and values of each, can enhance their work and develop cultural competency in their practice.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Define the following Māori Models of Health - Te Whare Tapa Whā, Te Pae Mahutonga, Te Wheke and the Hui Process used with the Meihana Model of Health

  • Understand how each model of health impacts on practice

  • The principles of working with each model of health impacts on practice

  • Discover how this connects to Te Tiriti o Waitangi

  • Expand awareness in application for every day work practices

  • Ways in which each model can be applied to develop cultural competency in practice

Let's Get Real

  • Working with Whānau

  • Working with Māori

  • Working within Communities

  • Maintaining professional and personal development

Facilitated by Lee Tuki (Tutuki Te Wharau)


Lee descends from Tainui waka, Ngāti Maru, Raukawa and Maniapoto iwi. She has worked as a Māori health promoter, Staff Wellbeing Coordinator and Team Leader for CPH/CDHB and He Oranga Poutama Kaiwhakahaere for Ngāi Tahu. Lee has taught the Health Promotion 500 and 600 papers at Ara Institute of Canterbury incorporating Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori Models of Health, has worked in an advisory role on how to engage with Māori and contributed to strategic directions both nationally and regionally. More recently, Lee was the Kaimātai Mahi Māori, Workforce Development Partner – Mana Taurite (Equity) at the Canterbury District Health Board. Lee is currently working as the Kaiwhakahaere of the West Coast Integrated COVID Community Centre known as the HUB for the West Coast DHB, now known as Te Whatu Ora, Te Waipounamu / Te Tai o Poutini West Coast.


Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
Catering: Refreshments provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Workshops may be moved to online delivery due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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