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WHO WE ARE
Te Whāriki Takapou provides Māori sexual and reproductive health promotion services.Funded by the Ministry of Health and other agencies, our services are free. Our team is located around the country and we work together using internet-based technologies.
WHAT WE DO
We are part of the sexual and reproductive health promotion sector within Aotearoa aiming to improve the sexual health and well-being of Māori and New Zealanders. We work collaboratively with other organisations to deliver projects, some of which are showcased below.
We support rangatahi and whānau Māori achieve good sexual and reproductive health and well-being. We provide sexual and reproductive health promotion services using evidence-based, culturally-appropriate approaches. And we contribute towards reducing sexual and reproductive health disparities between Māori and other New Zealanders.
Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Ranginui Alison provides overall leadership for Te Whāriki Takapou supporting initiatives and collaborations in Māori sexual and reproductive health that reflect the aspirations and values of Māori.
Dr Jillian Tipene
Te Rarawa, Ngāti KahuCurrently engaged in both He Pūkenga Kōrero and Te Aitanga a Tiki projects, Jillian has a background in research, te reo Māori, translation theory and practice and translation ethics.
Te Atiawa, Taranaki Joeliee brings her wealth of educational experience to work with Kura Kaupapa Māori to develop their own sexuality education resources.
Dr Mera Penehira
Ngāti Raukawa, Rangitāne
Mera is an experienced researcher, university lecturer, and formerly a member of an international research team investigating resilience, blood borne viruses and STIs among Indigenous communities.
Te Arawa, Tūhourangi
Since 1997, Vernon's roles have included front line, management and admin, and now provides project management, financial and IT services to support our use of cloud-based technologies.
Dr Jane Morgan
Jane is a sexual health physician and clinical director at the Hamilton Sexual Health Clinic. She is also an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Auckland, and a board member for several sexual and reproductive health organisations.