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Maria Te Huia

Part-time Academic Staff Member, Clinical Tutor


  • Registered Nurse, Anthroposophical Nurse, Reflexologist
  • Diploma in Nursing, 1987, Kreiskrankenhaus Muenchberg, Germany
  • Diploma in Anthroposophical Nursing, 1999, Paracelsus Klinik, Germany
  • Diploma in Reflexology, 1999, Hanne Marquart Institute of Reflexology, Germany
  • Certificate in Classical Homeopathy, 2000, Bay of Plenty College of Homeopathy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Health Care, 2007, Otago University
  • Certificate of Adult Teaching, 2011, Wintec
  • In progress: Postgraduate Diploma in PHC with Otago University

Areas of Expertise

  • Community health, family health, women’s health
  • Integration of CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)
  • Mental Health in PHC context

Industry Experience, Affiliation and Achievements

  • 15 years of clinical experience in intensive care, medical- surgical nursing, occupational health nursing, rehabilitation for TBI and elder care in New Zealand, Switzerland and Germany
  • One year in nursing education including cultural safety , social context of health in NZ, communication, clinical and workplace student support in PACU, cardio-thoracic-vascular and theatre (tutoring and module teaching)
  • Part-time private practice as an anthroposophical nurse, including educational workshops and community health
    5 years experience in collaboratively establishing and running a Wellness Retreat for women suffering from depression, trauma, stress in the Waikato
  • Member of the ANANZ (Anthroposophical Nurse’s Association NZ) Education Committee
  • Professional Member of the Reflexology NZ Inc.

Area of Interest

Maria has a special in interest in CAM therapies and Rongoa Maori, their safe integration, the development of appropriate frameworks for a more collaborative care between CAM and mainstream professions.