July 13, 2023
Fresh eyes for health authority
The board of the Māori Health Authority Te Aka Whai Ora has been given an early refresh with the appointment of three new board members.
Former Te Puni Kōkiri deputy secretary Kim Ngarimu of Te Aitanga ā Mate and Ngāti Porou has been appointed deputy chair for a three year term.
She’s also deputy chair of the Medical Council, Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa, Medical Council of New Zealand.
Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare says she’s a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of the machinery of government.
The other new members are Ben Dalton of Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Porou, who’s currently deputy chief executive at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, and Ngāti Toa Rangatira chief executive Helmut Modlik.
Tipa Mahuta continues as chair, and Fiona Pimm was reappointed for a one-year terms.
Mr Henare says Te Aka Whai Ora has achieved a lot in its first year and it is now time to build on that momentum.