We are a diverse team supported by the Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice at Auckland University of Technology and Hoani Waititi marae whānau.

He Ture Kia Tika is a co-production project which means academic researchers are working alongside those with lived experience of health, justice and social care systems to develop diverse solutions that that will form policy, law and service development recommendations to produce positive outcomes for whānau.

Kaumātua support

We acknowledge Dame Naida Glavish (Ngāti Whātua) and Riki Nia Nia (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungungu) support and the gifting of the project name. We also acknowledge Tā Pita Sharples and Whaea Hinerapa Rupuha who met with our team at our first hui at Hoani Waititi. We are grateful for ongoing support for our research rōpu from Ken Kerehoma (Ngāti Whātua).

Stella, Khylee, Katey and Dave meeting with Dame Naida Glavish and Riki Nia Nia to discuss our kaupapa

Co-design rōpu

Our support from Hoani Waititi marae whānau is led by Shane White (Ngāti Tara Tawhaki Tokonui, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Raukawa) and Elaine Ngamu (Ngāti Porou).

Stella Black (Ngāi Tūhoe) is project manager working closely with Dave Burnside (Ngāti Pākehā) and Jess Hastings (Ngāti Pākehā). Katey Thom (Ngāti Pākehā) and Warren Brookbanks (Ngāti Pākehā) provide project oversight.

The wider co-design rōpu includes Martin Burke (Ngāti Pākehā and Ngāpuhi), Tracey Cannon (Ngāti Pākehā), Daniel Exeter (Ngāti Pākehā), Jason Haitana (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi), Debra Lampshire (Ngāti Pākehā), Brian McKenna (Ngāti Pākehā), Rob Tua (Ngāpuhi, Te Atiawa), Jeremy Tumoana (Ngā Ariki Kaiputahi, Te Aitanga a Mahaki, Ngāti Porou and Tūhoe), Shelley Turner (Ngāti Rāhiri Tumutumu), Thomas White (Samoan Chinese and British) and Khylee Quince (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Porou).  

We all have varied lived experiences and connections to the system(s) we are looking to re-envisage. We will be posting stories about ourselves as the project progresses.

Back row, right to left: Warren Brookbanks, Dave Burnside, Thomas White, Debra Lampshire, Shane White, Shelley Turner, Jeremy Tumoana, Brian McKenna, Jess Hastings
Front row, right to left: Katey Thom, Martin Burke, Rob Tua, Stella Black, Joey MacDonald, Elaine Ngamu