Kō Kaipara te Mōana,
Kō Hōteo te Awa
Kō Atuanui te Maunga
Kō Ngati Te Rino, Te Uri o Hau, Ngāti Hine ngā hapū,
Kō Puatahi te Marae
Kō Ngāti Whātua te iwi.
Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish DNZM JP, a proponent of Māori health, was one of four new Dame recipients in 2017’s New Year Honors.
Dame Naida Glavish is well recognised for advocating for proper cultural support and was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Māori.
She received the ONZM in 2011 for her contributions to the community and Māori.
As a Bicultural Manager, she began working for the Auckland Area Health Board in 1990. Then, from 2011 onward, she performed a dual roles as the Chief Advisor-Tikanga, General Manager, Māori Health, Auckland DHB.
Her position was modified in November 2016 to Chief Advisor-Tikanga for the Waitematā, and Auckland Districts, Health Boards.
As the Chief Advisor Tikanga (CAT) leads the organisation in managing relationships with Mana Whenua, and Mātā Waka.
The CAT role supports the management of the DHB’s obligation to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and provides cultural support to all staff which is available to patients and their whānau.
Dame Naida is the author of the Tikanga Best Practice Policy which is used nationally across many of the DHBs and some organisations in the private sector.