Kaumatua o Te Whare Marie


Location: Wellington - Based in Porirua - covers CCDHB catchment area

Service: Te Whare Marie Ki Puketiro

Contract: Part time; 28 hours/week


Te Whare Marie is a progressive service that offers specialist Māori Mental Health Services throughout the Wellington and Greater Wellington region.  The service offers effective and appropriate assessment, treatment and care management to tangata whaiora and whānau in a cultural setting, emphasising whanaungatanga, tikanga and Te Reo development. The service strives to meet the needs of tangata whaiora by providing holistic services that respect, value and include whānau beliefs, customs, language and culture.  It is part of the Mental Health, Addictions & Intellectual Disability Service.


This is a unique and special role to ensure that the kawa whakarite and tikanga are maintained and encouraged within this kaupapa Maori setting. The role of matua/koroua in collaboration with our kuia of Te Whare Marie, will be to provide and maintain the cultural integrity and cultural knowledge of the service, educate, promote, and empower kaimahi to deliver a service that is culturally and operationally appropriate as guided by the operational specs for MHAIDS. The role comes under the whakaruruhau of Ngati Toa and Tainui kawa with the legacy of past kaumatua having provided the foundation for the service.

You will be accountable to your line manager (kaiwhakahaere) and your key stakeholders will be our tangata motuhake that we service within the kaupapa. As matua koroua the position is to support kaimahi, the leadership team, tangata whaiora and to pro-actively be the cultural leader and champion in all aspects of the business, tikanga, powhiri and other relevant kaupapa.



  • Have a Maori world view perspective and insight into the disparities of Maori health by culturally contributing to the status of Maori health, combined also with the necessary cultural prerequisites including language, tikanga, kawa whakarite, matauranga Maori, facilitation and visionary goals to meet the ongoing strategic development of the service that will benefit Maori
  • Te Ao Maori knowledge and lived experience.



Capital and Coast DHB (CCDHB) is located centrally in Wellington and has over 6000 full-time equivalent staff, making us one of the major employers in the Wellington region. CCDHB operates two hospitals – Wellington Regional Hospital in Newtown and Kenepuru Hospital in Porirua – as well as the Kapiti Health Centre at Paraparaumu.

The Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) spans three DHBs - Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital and Coast DHB’s and includes local, regional, and national services. The local MHAIDS services are provided from multiple sites within the 3DHB sub-region – greater Wellington, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa.

Here at CCDHB we embrace diversity and welcome applications from people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions. A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.

CCDHB is a pro-equity Health Organisation, with a particular focus on Māori and Pacific Peoples.

CCDHB provides a range of specialist services including neurosurgery, oncology, neonatal intensive care and community-based services including district nursing, rehabilitation services, social work, alcohol and drug services, and home support services to a population of around 900,000 people.


Applications will not be accepted via email. All candidates applying for any of our current vacancies must complete an online application form by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. Any queries please email Maire.Ransfield@ccdhb.org.nz






Permanent/Part Time

Job no: AHMH25-20

Location: Porirua Community

Closing Date: Sunday, 26 July 2020