People Behind Mauri Ora

The Team

Dr David Jansen

MBChb, MRNZCGP, BHB, BA(Maori), Dip Tchng

David is Ngati Raukawa and was formerly a resource teacher of Māori studies and language in the Hawkes Bay before he completed his training as a medical practitioner at Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland.

David’s main focus is running clinic teaching, Te Reo and Tikanga Māori programmes for Māori health professionals throughout the country. He is also Chairman of Te Ataarangi Educational Trust. David has also published a phrasebook of Māori medical terms which was released in February 2006 as a resource for the Māori health sector.

Dr Peter Jansen

MBChb, FRNZCGP, Grad Cert. Clin Tchg

Peter (Ngati Raukawa) is a teacher, researcher, and health management advisor for Mauri Ora Associates. He is also a shareholder and Director of Mauri Ora Associates. Peter has significant experience as a GP in Papakura and Whangamata and was formerly Medical Director of Boehringer Ingelheim (NZ) Limited, a multinational pharmaceutical company. Peter is a member of the Ministry of Health’s Performance Advisory Group for primary care and of Te Roopu Manawa Mai (the Acc Māori Advisory Board).

Dr Riripeti Haretuku

Dip Bus, MEd, EdD, ONZM
Managing Director

Riripeti is of Ngapuhi, Te Arawa, Whakatohea, and Taranaki descent. Her recent roles included independent researcher and Māori equity policy writer for the Lakes District Health Board in Rotorua. Additionally, she has worked as an independent Māori advisor for the Quality and Safety Commission, advising on the revision of some key cultural education programmes. Riripeti was also an advisor for Mauri Ora Associates, to the ACC’s cultural competence policy. She also served as the Chair of the Whakaruruhau roopu, which developed the Whanau Ora and Māori Public Health qualifications available on the NZQA framework.