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Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish wins Blake Medal

Congratulations to Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish (Ngāti Whātua), our Chief Advisor Tikanga, who was recently awarded the Blake Medal() for her outstanding achievements in implementing cultural support for Māori patients in the health system.

Dame Naida has been advocating and working towards greater equality for Māori in the health system for more than 30 years. As a cultural adviser, she led the development of bicultural policies and tikanga-recommended best practice guidelines. In 2017, she was made a dame in recognition of her mahi.

The Blake Medal recognises and celebrates one person each year whose leadership has helped create a more sustainable future for New Zealand and/or globally, usually over an extended period. This includes leadership creating impact across any social, cultural, environmental or economic area of society.

Visit to read more about Dame Naida's extraordinary mahi in health.

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