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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

2. Working with Māori

3. Working with whānau

4. Working within communities

7. 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 over 25 years’ experience in health/Māori sectors. Her work experiences include Kaiwhakahaere for Te Tai o Poutini COVID Hub, Kaimātai Mahi Māori, Workforce Development Partner – Mana Taurite (Equity, Inclusion and Diversity), Recruitment and People Partnering CDHB/WCDHB, Staff Wellbeing Coordinator CDHB/WCDHB, Team Leader, Inaugural team member of the Health in All Policies team at CPH/CDHB Communities Team, He Oranga Poutama Kaiwhakahaere for Ngāi Tahu and President of the Public Health Association of New Zealand.  Her education portfolio includes lecturing the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree, Health Promotion 500/600 and disabilities papers at Ara, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Māori Models of Health, Understanding Māori Models of Health, Flourishing Teams.  She has worked in an advisory role on how to engage with Māori, embedding values and Te Tiriti o Waitangi into strategic direction/implementation plans, processes and procedures both nationally and regionally.  Most recently Lee has added to her consultancy portfolio Professional / Cultural Supervision for individuals and groups. 


Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four | 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.

  • Only one person may view a webinar session per registration.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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