Mahia Winder

Ko Tongariro te Maunga
Ko Taupo te Moana
Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa Ngati Raukawa oku iwi
Maori Midwifery Advisor ki Auckland District Health Board te mahi
Ko Mahia Winder ahau

Mahia’s role includes carrying a caseload of high-risk women requiring midwifery care.  This consists of predominantly, but not exclusively, Wahine Maori.  The women I provide care for are often homeless…..working girls….victims of family violence…addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and/or solvents.

More often than not these women have been under the auspices of Child, Youth and Family Services themselves as children/youth and so carry a history that is almost impossible to shake off.  Mahia works very closely with the likes of Outreach Social Workers from the Auckland City Mission, the Prostitutes Collective and other like-minded agencies in ensuring that these women get the best care during their pregnancy.

Jane Hopkirk

Jane Hopkirk is Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and the proud mother of three.

Jane is currently privileged to be a Wairarapa DHB and Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand (regularity authority) Board Member,  and a tangata whenua caucus member of NZCEH.  She has had many governance roles such as trustee for a Hauora Service in Masterton, Iwi trust leadership and professional leadership.

Jane identifies as a Maori occupational therapist with eight years experience working in secondary health services, three years in a Maori Mental Health Service and two years in primary mental health.  Past experience has seen her work in a Māori workforce development organisation, contracted to do service reviews of Māori and NGO organisations and project leader for a pilot working with the homeless in Wellington – a collaboration between a mental health, alcohol and drug, social service and a GP health service. She is currently working in a hauora team delivering whanau ora navigation to whānau who often are homeless.

She is passionate about whānau being able to be all they aspire to be.

Dr Shiloh Groot (Tangata Whenua Co-Chair)

Dr Shiloh Groot is a Lecturer in Social Psychology at the University of Auckland, prior this they have held research and teaching appointments at Massey University and the University of Waikato. Shiloh is an interdisciplinary and Indigenous social scientist who works in the fields of Indigenous worldviews and communities, human rights, and homelessness and urban poverty. Shiloh is the Co-Chair of the Tangata Whenua Caucus for the New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness (NZCEH), where they have been asked to advise on the expansion of research strategies that will inform the development of national policy and service provision.