Maarie Hutana

Maarie Hutana

Māori engagement manager, Te Tāhū Hauora Health Quality and Safety Commission


Maarie began her career in health and wellbeing over three decades ago, with many of these years dedicated to developing and presenting educational and training materials. As a nurse, she worked with whānau Māori affected by cancer. This equity-focused nursing role bought to the fore her steadfast belief in social justice as she worked to identify and dismantle systemic barriers in the pursuit of improved health outcomes for Māori.

In her current roles, Maarie teaches, researches, advocates and implements national projects and initiatives that enact and embed Te Tiriti o Waitangi, a cultural safety approach and equity focussed advances in healthcare for all New Zealanders.  Maarie embraces a working environment where people consistently take the time to reflect, learn from others and themselves, and then boldly transform ways of being for social justice.

Her topics include:

  • A cultural safety approach to clinical practice
  • Pro-equity: be part of the solution
  • The practical application of Te Tiriti o Waitangi


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