In partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Central Pacific Collective is tasked with overseeing the implementation of the Central Region Network contract.

The Central Region Network (CRN) is a network of Pacific Health providers brought together to deliver coordinated, effective and quality health services that meet the needs of their Pacific communities. The network covers the central region of the North Island, with the geographic area encompassing Wellington, north to Hawke’s Bay and across to Whanganui.

CRN Goals

The CRN is intended to act as a vehicle for:

  • Identifying and promoting the use of effective Pacific models of care and best practice;
  • Supporting a sustainable Pacific health workforce;
  • Supporting Pacific provider service development, including Pacific services located in rural or isolated communities;
  • Developing regionalised communication and engagement strategies with District Health Boards and Pacific community services; and
  • Better coordination of Pacific health services.

The CRN is also intended to strengthen existing services delivered by Pacific for Pacific service providers and non-Pacific providers delivering to Pacific populations.

Central Region Network Advisory Group

The work of the CRN is driven and delivered by the Central Region Network Advisory Group. This group is lead by the Central Pacific Collective and is comprised of representatives nominated from within the regions of the Central region, along with a representative from the Ministry of Health.

The Advisory Group members are currently;

Name Region represented
Dr Sailau Suaalii-Sauni Wellington
Barbara Vardey Wellington
Raymond Jackson Mid-Central
Sala Tiko-Temo Whanganui
Caren Rangi Hawke’s Bay
Anne Allan-Moetaua Central Pacific Collective Representative