Mokowhiti Consultancy

 

We strongly believe in quality Maori health services and are driven to support Māori Health and Māori provider development.

 

The focus of our approach is delivering excellent services for whānau that are kaupapa Māori driven. This is underpinned by whanaungatanga, teamwork, quality measures and professionalism.  As Mokowhiti's approach and structure is whānau or family-centred, strategic planning is about sustainability and longevity as the work is done for our, and future generations.

 


Cazna Luke
Director - Maori Health Consultant

Ko Takitimu rāua ko Mamari ngā Waka
Ko Aoraki rāua ko Tarakeha ngā Maunga
Ko Arahura rāua ko Moetangi ngā Awa
Ko Ngāi Tahu rāua ko Te Rarawa ngā Iwi

 

With more than 10 years experience working in health Cazna has an excellent understanding of this sectors' landscape. A skilled communicator and strategist, her vision and expertise are set on Māori health and provider development. Cazna accepts and acknowledges the responsibility to continue the significant work that has already been achieved by others who have undertaken this work before her, the people who generously trained her, and is committed to building onto their mahi.

Cazna received her diploma in Business Management Māori Health from UCOL Polytechnic, completed the Institute of Directors - Companies Directors Course in 2005, and has been a certified Lead Auditor since 2004.

Cazna's background includes roles as a Māori provider and in government agencies. These roles have offered her the valuable opportunity to experience the expectations and realities of both Māori NGO's and government agencies and, from these varied experiences, gain a full-picture understanding of the Health sector. Cazna is proud of her work and her leading involvement in projects, such as, Te Waipounamu Regional Māori Workforce Development Plan, because this work effects positive change and development for Māori.

Cazna's strategic approach to building a business is based on her philosophy of whanaungatanga – emphasising families first. Whānau are the foundations that underpin Cazna's commitment to Māori provider Health Development. Recognising and incorporating whānau into Mokowhiti's business structure and its contracts is, to her, the most important difference and advantage of Mokowhiti Consultancy.

 


Lee Luke
Director - Researcher

Ko Tokomaru te maunga
Ko Wairau te awa
Ko Karauripe te moana
Ko te Tana Pukekohatu te tangata
Ko Ngāti Paretona te hapū
Ko Ngāti Rārua te iwi

 

Lee has a solid background in the courts and iwi-based organisations having worked for the Māori Land Court, the Blenheim District Court, Ngāti Rārua Iwi Trust and a joint venture iwi-owned fishing company. Although Lee's roles have varied, clearly his focus has been on iwi, hapū and whānau histories and development, relationship management, and land use.

Lee is Trustee with Ngāti Rārua Iwi Trust and a Director of Tainui Taranaki ki te Tonga Ltd. Formerly, he was a Trustee with Ngāti Toa Mana Whenua ki te Tau Ihu Trust. Lee counts these roles as a privilege and highly values the opportunity to represent his people and to be involved in the current phase of tribal development. Lee has a Diploma in Māori Management from Te Wānanga o Raukawa.

Lee is married to Cazna (Ngāi Tahu, Te Rarawa) and they have 3 children, Tana and Delane and Waikawau.

 


Vicki

Vicki Ratana
Maori Health Consultant

Ko Takitimu rāua ko Mamari ngā Waka
Ko Aoraki rāua ko Tarakeha ngā Maunga
Ko Arahura rāua ko Moetangi ngā Awa
Ko Ngāi Tahu rāua ko Te Rarawa ngā Iwi

 

Over the past 15 years Vicki has worked closely with the Māori Broadcasting industry and has developed extensive communication and media networks on not only a local and national level, but Vicki has also developed relationships within Māori and non-Māori organisations in both the public and private sectors.

In 2000 Vicki returned to Te Waipounamu to work for Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu as the Iwi Communications Facilitator for the Ngāi Tahu Communications Unit. In this role Vicki worked closely with the 18 Papatipu Rūnanga throughout Te Waipounamu and also developed relationships and established taurahere rōpū for Ngāi Tahu whānau living outside the Ngāi Tahu takiwa.

Vicki joined Mokowhiti in 2010 and through her involvement in various other community events in Te Waipounamu, strong networks have been developed with Maata Waka and other Māori health providers in the city.


Trudy Thomson
Kaiawhina

Ko Takitimu te Waka
Ko Aoraki te Maunga
Ko Arahura te Awa
Ko Ngāti Waewae te Hapū
Ko Ngāi Tahu te Iwi

 

Trudy has been with Mokowhiti for 3 years. A skilled administrator she manages Mokowhiti's office needs. Trudy has a warm and engaging working style and offers her support and time generously to all the projects she works on. Since joining Mokowhiti Trudy has undertaken training in the area of financial administration and has taken over this role for the company. Trudy and her partner, Darren Simons (Ngāti Porou, Ngā Puhi), have 3 children; Shylo, Madison and Rewa.