Ngā mihi | Our thanks and acknowledgement
In undertaking this refresh of Te Whaioranga, which has been a key part of PHARMAC’s work since 2001, we were mindful of the input from Māori into its development and its long history.
We considered it important to update Te Whaioranga strategy to respond to recommendations from recent Waitangi Tribunal inquiries, and to strengthen and provide direction to PHARMAC’s organisational strategy and Statement of Intent.
We worked with Māori at governance and advisory levels, and we contracted Māori-led agency Te Amokura Consultants to help us manage the process of the refresh.
A special thank you to our kaumātua, Bill Kaua ONZM, Dr Kathie Irwin and John Whaanga for their time, expertise and guidance in governing the development of the strategy.
Our thanks and acknowledgement for the feedback, insights and guidance provided by the Te Whaioranga Project Advisory Group, Whānau Ora and Māori health professional partners and our Consumer Advisory Committee.
We especially want to thank whānau Māori who over the last 20 years have shared their experiences with us. Te Whaioranga aims to honour what we have been told and respond to the solutions that have been offered.
Ehara taku toa, I te toa takitahi
Engari, he toa takitini
Success is not the work of one, but the work of many.