Te Puea Winiata – Chief Executive of Turuki Healthcare in Māngere – says Māori providers could have done more if they’d been included at the strategy stage, Stuff reveals. As well as managing 200 staff, she’s liaising with DHBs and talking to other members of Taumata Kōrero, a network of Māori providers covering needs from kai to health and housing. They’ve got the edge over DHBs in their communities because they’re on the ground, sharing intel. Not being included at the planning stage is a “huge frustration”, Winiata says. “But actually, when you see who’s out doing the mahi, we’re all brown. Either Pacific Island providers or Māori providers.”