E tūtaki ana ngā kapua o te rangi, kei runga, kei runga te Mangoroa e kōpae pū ana || The clouds in the sky close over, but above them spreads the milky way

You’re invited to our second Māori Perinatal Mental Health Hui held later this year.

Our focus for the Māori Perinatal Mental Health Hui 2021 is:

‘Whakamana Te Whare Tangata’ ~ Decolonising birth and restoring traditional knowledge

Bringing birthing back into a cultural family setting, where people can have their cultural and spiritual connections honoured. The belief in that the best start in life for babies of indigenous families is because of the integrated, holistic and culturally appropriate way of caring for the birthing māmā, her pēpi and her whānau. Not only the physical wellness and safety in birthing, but the socio-cultural, emotional and spiritual needs that are not necessarily always present, all of the time, in our current medical system.

We are delighted to bring this seminar to Ōtautahi Christchurch – 4 Noema November 2021 at: Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Road, St Albans, Christchurch.

Attracts 8 Midwifery Continuing Education Hours

Nau mai, haere mai!


Keynote Speaker

~ Sarah Pallett – MP for Ilam


~ Dr. Kelly Waiana Tikao

~ Jeanine Tamati-Elliffe

~ Dr Hirini Kaa & Elizabeth Harte – Pēpi Penapena

~ Cara Meredith – Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust

~ Joanne Rama – Hine tu hine ora


For complete synopses on our Keynote Speaker and Presenters visit our news page here.


Registration Options

Delegate rate ~ $100 (Now at capacity, waitlist operating)

Full Time Student/Beneficiaries ~ $50 (Now at capacity, waitlist operating)

Limited to 100 delegates

Digital Live Stream ~ $50 (unlimited spaces)

With thanks to Te Hiringa Hauora | Health Promotion Agency for funding to enable this hui to go ahead.

We have reached capacity to attend in person so a waitlist is operating – register your details here.

Option of digital attendance is available.

For more information, email [email protected]


Becoming a member of PADA supports our mahi and you receive reduced rates to our PADA Seminar Series as well as a host of other benefits! See our membership page for more details.

Click to download this flyer now to print and display on your noticeboards, and share with your colleagues and networks.