May 12, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

Orzecki appointed to two District Health Boards

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(Source | Waatea News) Ngati Raukawa leader Richard Orzecki hopes his appointment to two district health boards will lead to improved Maori health in both the Mid-Central and Whanganui DHBs.

Mr Orzecki was one of four Maori who unsuccessfully stood for election to the Mid-Central DHB.
He also chairs the Mana Whenau Haoura Consortium, which brings together Raukawa, Mua-Upoko, Rangitane and Kahungunu.

We have a very strong relationship with the board that was created by a memorandum of understanding Sir Mason Durie created over 10 years ago. What Im hoping is the success of the relationship at Mid-Central can be developed at Whanganui where the iwi have no real profile in terms of influence on the board, Mr Orzecki says.

He intends to work closely with Whanganui River Maori Trust Board manager Nancy Tuaine, who was reappointed to the Whangnaui DHB, and is also a member of the Whanau Ora National Governance Group.

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