Amohaere Tangitu

Amohaere was born in Whakatane and raised in Otākiri, a rural Bay of Plenty settlement. Her iwi affiliations are Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi and Ngāti Maniapoto.

Amohaere has been a member of the National Board since November 2016.  She has had a long history of involvement with Plunket assisting as a cultural advisor for five years and continues to provide the support to the Plunket services within the Bay of Plenty and has also assisted with the naming of the Whakatane Plunket services Te Pūmotomoto o Hinetitama in 2013. 

Her history of working in health started in the 1960’s when she began her career as a nurse aide in Kawerau Maternity Hospital. Since then she has been an influential member of the Māori Health community and now works as the Director of Regional Māori Health Services, Bay of Plenty District Health Board. 

Amohaere finished work in March 2018 after 31 years in the health sector but continues to participate on a number of Health Boards and her Iwi Trust Board.

In recognition of her outstanding contribution to Māori health development the title of Distinguished Fellow – Māori health Sciences (Nursing) was bestowed upon Amohaere by Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi.

All of Amohaere’s children, and grandchildren have been Plunket babies and she is excited about being part of the difference Plunket makes for families in generations to come. 

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