Hāpai held its annual Hui-ā-Tau this week at Te Mahurehure Marae on Friday the 2nd of June.
In attendance were representatives from the organisations who founded Hāpai Te Hauora 20 years ago, these being Te Runānga o Ngāti Whātua, Te Whānau o Waipareira and Raukura Hauora o Tainui. The day included addresses from each organisations senior representation who outlined their plans for the future and value of maintaining Hāpai to support this "One Team" approach.
The regional collective heard from representatives of regional funding and planning, technology innovation, academic and research experts in environmental settings to help shape our strategic direction for the next 20 years. Understanding these drivers will support the reduction of harm from Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs and enables increased healthy and active lifestyles, ensuring services are delivered "Closer to Home".
Key themes from the day included stronger programme connectivity across the regional provider network, disruptive leadership as a means to raise awareness, and ensuring performance is underpinned by Māori research and evaluation.
Thank you to Aroha Haggie and Dr. Karen Bartholomew from the Waitematā and Auckland DHBs, Dr Rhys Jones from the University of Auckland Māori Research Team and Dr. Lance O'Sullivan from iMOKO joining our whānau and contributing to the strategic outcomes that willl contribute to our mission of Oranga Tangata, Oranga Whenua.