Kirsty Maxwell-Crawford

Tapuika; Ngāi Tai

Kirsty has worked in Māori health service delivery and national workforce development for over 20 years. 

She was the inaugural Coordinator of the Te Rau Puawai scholarship programme at Massey University in Palmerston North and foundational Chief Executive Officer of Te Rau Matatini, establishing a culture of success for innovative and transformational Māori health workforce development programmes.

As a foundational Pouako in the Te Ōhanga Mataora Paetahi: Bachelor of Health Sciences Māori (Nursing) degree at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in Whakatāne, she was central to the design and delivery of the only dual competency-based clinical training programme in a wānanga setting.

Kirsty has returned home to her Iwi of Tapuika and is the Chief Executive Officer of Poutiri Trust, including Poutiri Wellness Centre in Te Puke and the Māori Development Organisation role of Poutiri with 12 Poutiri Network Hauora providers across The Bay of Plenty and Rotorua. 


Kirsty Maxwell-Crawford

Mata Taraiti – An Interview With Kirsty Maxwell-Crawford

Te Rau Matatini: Māori Mental Health Workforce Development

Te Puke Business Excellence Awards

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