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A Maori Primary Health Care Initiative:  The Awhina Programme 

Anne Herangi Barham, J.P., RGON, DipN(Sans), National Health Coordinator, MANU ARIKI MARAE 

Reference:  Barham, A. (1986).  A Maori Primary Health Care Initiative:  The Awhina Programme  Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 1(4) 17-24 

MIHI: 

E TU ANA I RARO I TE MAARU O IO MATUA ME TE IO WHAEA RIKORIKO

E HUI MAA, E KORO MAA, KOUTOU KUA WHITI ATU KI TUA O TE ARAI

E MIHI ANA KIA KOUTOU, NGA TUMU HERENGA WAKA

E MIHI ANA KIA KOUTOU, NGA KAAHU HOORAKO

E MIHI ANA DOUTOU, NGA WHAAPUKU TEETEE KURU

 E TE MARAE E TAKOTO NEI

E TE WHARE E TU NEI

TENA KORUA

  E NGA RANGATIRA O TENEI MARAE, E RAU RANGATIRA MAA O NGA HAU E WHA TENA KOUTOU KATOA.

KA NUI TE MIHI, KA NUI TE KOA ME TE HARI O TE NGAKAU, KA NUI TE AROHA.

 He Maha nga taangata e mahi ana I waenganui I te whakaora-tinana, kaare anake I roto o Aotearoa, engari I roto I hga whenua puta no ate Ao.  Kaare e toorite mai an ate whakapono, tae atu kit e whakaora raanew, I nga maauiui.

 He rerekee taa teenaa iwi, taa teetahi atu iwi raanei, ki taa te hunga maatau e mahia new e te nuinga,m hga rongoaa-o-te-uru, kia taea ait e marire I nga waa katoa.

 Nga mahi e mahia mai new e nga Awhina I raro I te mary o Manu Ariki Marae, Okahukura, Taumarunui, teetahi o nga rerekee-tanga, kua whaka-hua-tia ake nei, kia maarama ai.

 Na ate Maori ake teenei whakaaro I whaka-puu-aa-wai.  I tipu ake I roto I aa ia.  Kia Tuhaina kit e katoa, kaare e taiapa-ngia te mohiotanga.  He whaka-tuu turu I te mohiotanga o te Maori, kia aapiti-ngia atu kit e mohiotanga o te Pakeha.

 Including Minita Maori – it is not restricted to tribal affiliations or area, but like health, holds no barriers and must be shared.  Therefore, it is an honour and privilege to share with you the historical perspective to the programme, which is elaborate, and describe to you the selection and training processes used in the programme. Continued…

 
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