Nga Maia Maori Midwives Aotearoa

Board of Trustees

Nga Maia Board consists of a CEO and 5 Board Members: three representing the North Island, and two for the South Island;

elected for a term of three years.

Pauline Allan-Downs

Nga Maia ki Tai Tokerau - Acting Chair

 

As a current Nga Maia board member I would like my intentions known that I would like to continue as a Nga Maia board member.  I have been supported by my Te Tai Tokerau / Te Kahu Wahine roopu to continue in this role.  I would like this letter to be put forward as my intention.

 

Ko Whangatauatia te Maunga

Ko Karirikura te Moana

Ko Te Ohaki / Roma te Marae

Ko Te Rarawa, Nga Puhi, Ngati Hine ōku Iwi

Ko Ngati Pakahi te Hapu

Ko Nopera Arano tāku tupuna

Ko Tana Arano me Joy Dolan tōku matua

Ko Bill Downs tōku Rangatira

Ko Pauline Allan-Downs tōku ingoa

 

I live in Whangarei, Te Tai Tokerau / Northland.

I am a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Nursing, currently have a small business providing Reflexology and first light flower essence / rongoā Māori and am a PXP Purple Rice distributor.

I am a mother of 4 and 1 stepson we have 22 mokopuna.

My experience in the health sector: representative on nursing boards Te Rūnanga O Aotearoa, NZNO; elected member Northland District Health Board served three terms as a director, member of Māori governors, President Māori Women’s Welfare League Whangarei branch, Sport Northland Māori advisory member. I have been an active member of Te Kahu wahine Māori Midwives Te Taitokerau for over ten years.  I have a passion for our mothers, and babies have the best care possible in the best environment possible that our Māori Midwives and student midwives are supported in the best possible way.

I have been a current board member of Nga Maia for the past three years, and I am happy to continue representing the members for another term.  As a board member we have increased membership, developed an MOU with NZCOM, Trust Deed changes, Reviewed and handed over of Tūranga Kaupapa training. 

 

I will look forward to working with the newly elected members of Nga Maia.’’

 

Heio ano na

Pauline Allan-Downs

Korina Burne-Vaughn

Nga Maia ki Waikato

 

Koinei tooku pepeeha me tooku hononga ki te whakapapa oo tooku Whaea

Ko Tainui te Waka

Ko Te Aroha, ko Taupiri ngaa Maunga

Ko Ohinemuri, ko Waikato ngaa awa

Ko Paeahi Ko Te Papa-o-Rotu

Ko Ngaati Maru te iwi

Ko Pare Hauraki te hapu

Ko Marutuahu raua ko Pootatau te Wherowhero ngaa Taangata

Ko Winifred tooku Whaea noo Hauraki no Waikato hoki

Ko Richard tooku Matua no Waihi ia

Ko Dominic Mason taaku Tane he uri no Hamoa

Ko Korina Vaughn aahau he uri noo Hauraki me Waikato hoki.

Lisa Kelly

Nga Maia ki Te Moana-a-Toi

 

Ripeka Ormsby

Nga Maia ki Kahungunu

 

Ko Kahuranaki tōku Maunga

Ko Ngaruroro tōku Awa

Ko Takitimu tōku Waka
Ko Kahungunu tōku Iwi

Ko Ngati Poporo tōku hapu
Ko Mangaroa tōku Marae

Ko Wayne tōku tane
Ko Ripeka tāku ingoa.

 

As a home birther myself, one of my greatest joys has been birthing my moko at home.  There have been five generations of Ormsbys born at our whānau home, which is something not all Māori women have the opportunity to do.  I am mindful that my midwifery practice includes the most vunerable Māori women in the community.  I bring to Nga Maia the many voices of these women and I'm excited to be a part of Nga Maia Māori Midwives.

 

We live at our marae, Kohupatiki. We have 5 children and 12 grandchildren.

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Sarah-Anne Waihoaka Wills

Nga Maia ki Te Waipounamu

 

Ko Aoraki tōku maunga

Ko Waitaki tōku awa

Ko Takitimu tōku waka

Ko Ngāi Tahu, ko Waitaha, ko Ngāti Māmoe ōku iwi

Ko Te Rau Aroha, ko Ōtākou, ko Tuahiwi ōku marae

Ko Tahu Potiki te whare tupuna

Ko Reginald Wills rāua ko Makareta Puwai Te Otomarewa Fowler ōku tupuna

Ko Joseph Peter Te Rakiwhakaputa Wills tōku pāpā

Ko Raewyn Anne Wills tōku māmā

Ko Sarah-Anne Waihoaka Wills tōku ingoa

Ko Peter Royce Mischewski tōku tāne

Ko Cale Wiremu Karaitana Wills tōku tama

 

I am currently employed with Te Puawaitangi ki Ōtautahi Trust as Health Promotor, facilitating the Whānau Mai Kaupapa Māori Antenatal Pregnancy & Parenting Program and administration support for the Wahakura Wānanga Workshops here in Ōtautahi.

 

I am a registered midwife and practiced in the community for 6 years until June 2018.  I am passionate about supporting wāhine and whānau to be the positive leaders in their pregnancy journey, however, have also supported many at risk whānau and understand the challenges that they can face day to day. 

 

I have lived 32 of my years within a rural community of the Chatham Islands.  This remote rural location has given me the tools to deal with rural location adversities, and the importance of working as a community.  During this time, I worked in the Tourism sector as a Reservations Manager for the local airline and an accommodation manager for a local lodge.  I also volunteered on the St Johns Ambulance for 8 years while living on the island.

 

I moved to Wellington in 2003 and worked as the Conference Food & Beverage Manager for the Museum Hotel.  Following the birth of my son Cale in 2005, I decided to follow my dream to support Māori whānau, wāhine and pēpi.  I commence my Bachelor of Midwifery and entered the midwifery profession, where is practiced as a Māori LMC Midwife for six years.

 

In my current role I support whānau to connect with whakapapa, atua, environment through Kauapapa Māori Pregnancy and Parenting Education.  A program that my collegues and I have developed and are proud of.

Jean Te Huia
CEO

Ko Ngati Kahungunu tōku iwi

Ko Hinetemoa raua Ko Te Whatuiapiti tōku marae
Ko Kahuranaki raua ko Kawehei te maunga

Ko Tukituki te awa 
Ko Takitimu te waka

Ko Katarina Jean Te Huia āhau


MA Nursing, PG Dip Midwifery. PG Dip Public Health, PG Dip Primary Health Tamariki Ora, PG Dip Sexual and Reproductive Health. Lactation Consultant