Kia ora! Good health is one of the most important things you can have.
- Our health system can’t meet our health needs alone
- Too many things are falling through the cracks
- We need more community/agency synergies, and
- Someone to maintain our vision of wellness, above what the health dollars will allow
MAURI ORA, MAHI TAHI - Healthy Communities, Working Together
I stand for: - keeping your health issues alive
- finding innovative ways
- to make them work
Top 5 Issues
- We need a better PLAN FOR HEALTH
The health sector alone cannot provide for all of our health needs. What we fail to plan, we plan to fail.
In the new environment of working across sectors, inclusive of whole of community aspirations, we need to re-plan what might be achieved based on the demands and syndergies the future holds
- Our OWN VISION, our communty's picture of wellbeing, needs to be firmly established and maintained so all stakeholders are a part of it and we're working together towards it.
- We need to INCLUDE ALL, who have a part to play in our future health and wellbeing. Not just the health sector, not just the usual players.
All parts of our community need to be a part of the solutions, especially those who have fallen through the cracks, or those who don't believe it is anything to do with them. Those that are already there, need better ways to be heard and maintain the issues and contributions they have to make.
- GAPS - There are still too many things falling through the cracks - from the inequalities our communities experience, to the many issues we miss or fail to address.
I stand for keeping health issues alive and finding innovative ways to make them work.
- The TAX SPEND needs to be accounted for but not limit us to what our vision of health is.
It should be seen as a cost effective investment in support of our future if used properly. Those who seek to pervert and abuse it should be accountable.
I am one of few local public health experts
Served as a Health Department inspector, Regional Health Emergency Planner, WebHealth Coordinator, Lakes DHB Advisor (CPHAC), Public Health Association executive, Regional Health Protection Specialist, Government working groups on Inequalities, Health Protection, Emergency Management, Community Participation, Environmental Risk, Food Standards, Workforce Development and Education. As a consultant I run health services, provide workforce training and strategic/emergency planning.
But I have a multi-skill base
Background in journalism, education, business, policy and ICT.
Nationally published – ran Waiariki journalism course, Regional Education Advisor for Skill NZ (Tertiatry Education Commission), ran local PTE training programmes, a TPK policy analyst, company/trust director, set-up Lakes Webhealth (local community health & social services online) and dozens of other web-based tools. MPhil (Environmental Health), Grad. Dip. Env. Hlth, BSc (Ecology), Dip. Managment, Cert. Journalism, Cert. Adult Teaching.
And a heart for our community
It’s not what you know, it’s weather you care
I do/have done - Community rep for Lakes DHB (CPHAC), 12-18yrs youth programme, regular visits to the elderly/sick/afflicted, service projects for those in need (food, firewood, gardens, housing), live music for community events (free), linked local health and social services (WebHealth), Family Home Evenings to strengthen families...whatever it takes to help people & make a difference.
At 43, I have four children (5 to 18yrs) with my wife Jacque (nee Ormsby, from Te Arawa - Ngati Pikiao/Rangiteaorere) who is a registered nurse. I am a health consultant, researcher/writer and company director speclialising in health, communications, organisational/community development.
To keep your health issues alive & find innovative ways to make them work
Vote Webber No.1 for Health!
(Those with most ‘No.1’ votes get in)
Conflicts of Interest
Authorised by Chris Webber of 9 Jervis Street, Rotorua
Results - Final
- Lyall Thurston
- Barry Keehan
- Merepeka Raukawa-Tait
- Maureen Waaka
- Rob Vigor-Brown
- Julie Calnan
- Mary Burdon
- Chris Webber
- Ailsa Gathergood
- Kathryn Uvhagen
- Danny Loughlin
- Martin Hampson
- Paul Sampson
- Rene Mitchell
- Wayne George
- Victor Storey