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’s role includes carrying a caseload of high-risk women requiring midwifery care. This consists of predominantly, but not exclusively, Wahine Maori. The women I provide care for are often homeless…..working girls….victims of family violence…addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and/or solvents.
More often than not these 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 works very closely with the likes of Outreach Social Workers from the Auckland City Mission, the Prostitutes Collective and other like-minded agencies in ensuring that these women get the best care during their pregnancy.