Mahia Winder

Hāpu Mamas

Ko Tongariro te Maunga
Ko Taupo te Moana
Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa Ngati Raukawa oku iwi
Maori Midwifery Advisor ki Auckland District Health Board te mahi
Ko Mahia Winder ahau

Mahia is a Maori midwife whose role includes carrying a case load of high risk women requiring midwifery care. This consists of predominantly, but not exclusively, wāhine Māori. The women she provides care for are often homeless…..working girls….victims of family violence…addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and/or solvents.  Of the women have been under the auspices of Child, Youth and Family Services themselves as children/youth and so carry a history that is almost impossible to shake off.  Mahia’s keynote speech will provide insights in to the work she does with hāpu mamas on the streets of Auckland.