Tu Rangatira mo te Ora recipient 2016: Metiria Turei

04 Nov 2016 11:44 AM | Anonymous

The 2016 recipient of the Tū Rangatira mō te Ora award is Metiria Turei.

Metiria is from Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Ati hau nui a Paparangi, and Rangitāne me Raukawa.

Metiria was chosen for her long-standing commitment to social justice, her work to reduce inequality and her advocacy for Māori development.

Metiria Turei

In particular, the PHA wanted to recognise the passion and energy Metiria has put into advocating for tamariki Māori and all New Zealand children, in her work to reduce child poverty.

We also acknowledge her active commitment to making Te Tiriti o Waitangi live in political and community action.

Metiria has been Green Party Co-leader since 2009. But you may not know that she has firsthand experience of the challenges Māori whānau face. As a young single Mum, Metiria used the training incentive allowance to put herself through law school. After graduating in 1999 she worked as a commercial lawyer before entering Parliament in 2002.

Waatea News: Anti-poverty advocacy earns Turei public health tohu

Green Party: Metiria Turei awarded for her work on Māori hauora

The PHA established the Tū Rangatira mō te Ora award in 2010. The award is to:
  • Recognise a person, group, organisation, iwi, hapū or marae that has shown leadership in hauora development
  • Raise the profile of Māori public health
  • Raise the profile of the Public Health Association and show our commitment to hauora Māori.

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