Te Tira Hauora

What is Te Tira Hauora? Kei te aha?

Te Tira Hauora Map

Te Tira Hauora is a a national committee of eight regional delegates from the four areas in the PSA’s DHB sector. The purpose of Te Tira Hauora is to:

  • Represent the cultural and industrial interests of Māori PSA members in the DHB Sector
  • Influence policy pertaining to Māori workforce
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders
  • Develop, implement and regularly evaluate strategic goals/priorities
  • Provide knowledge, expertise and information on cultural issues of common interests
  • Lead and facilitate sector hui
  • To ensure Māori representation in the DHB sector committee and in the PSA’s Komiti of Te Rūnanga o Ngā Toa Awhina.


Te Tira Hauora is made up of eight Māori enterprise delegates representing four regions Te Rau Manaaki, Te Piringatahi, Ngā Tai Kokiri and Te Waipounamu.

Tuakana Teina are responsible for leadership and guidance.


hauora structure


Te Tira Hauora hui are structured to attend:

  • Hui twice annually March and November with the venue confirmed by the PSA Organising Administrator.
  • Tele/video conference bi-monthly
  • Hui Taumata biennially
  • PSA Congress biennially

In the event where a member cannot attend any of the above meetings then they must appoint a proxy and notify the PSA Organising Administrator.

Allan Franks

Convenor and Area 1 representative

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Lesley Dixon

Area 4 representative

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Te Whaea Winiata

Area 4 representative

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