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2017

Christchurch Māori Institute wins international award

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Christchurch’s Māori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) has won a prestigious international teaching award for the third time in a row.

New App helps health professionals learn medical terms in Te Reo

10 February 2017

Screen grab of Aki-Hauora app_thumbnailMIHI recently launched the first app for learning medical terms in Te Reo Māori. The app, Aki-Hauora, was developed in partnership with the Te Tumu – School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies in Dunedin.

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2016

Medical students create asthma resources for whānauTania Huria_thumbnail

Medical students create resources for Māori children with asthma.

Digital tour of Christchurch's Māori HistorySophie McKellar outside the Antigua Boat Sheds

Bringing Māori history of Ōtautahi-Christchurch to life.

Christchurch educator : an 'extraordinary Māori talent'

Suzanne Pitama by the Avon RiverSuzanne Pitama was a finalist in the Te Ururangi Award for Education section of the inaugural Matariki Awards.

The awards were presented by Māori Television and Te Puni Kōkiri, and recognise high achieving Māori cross a broad range of fields.

New teaching rooms at Banks Peninsula marae

Onuku-marae-wharekai-thumb“The time at Onuku marae allows students who have been in Dunedin a chance to orient themselves to being in Canterbury and a safe place to learn their role in the health system as people who can make a difference to current health inequalities.”

2015

Suzanne Pitama wins NZ's top teaching award

Suzanne Pitama teaching award thumbAssociate Professor Suzanne Pitama has won New Zealand’s highest teaching honour – the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for tertiary teaching excellence.

Christchurch Māori health researcher on HRC board

Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngāti Kahungunu) from the University of Otago, Christchurch has been appointed to the Health Research Council’s Board and to the position of Chair on its Māori Health Committee, replacing Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith, CNZM (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou).

Disparity and poverty triggers for expert

Suzanne Pitama_thumbnailHawke's Bay Today article about what motivates Associate Professor Suzanne Pitama

Award-winning Māori curriculum adapted for nurses

Tania Huria_thumbnailA course to teach medical students the best ways to engage with Māori patients will be adapted for new Masters of Nursing Science students.

Te Matatini Hauora Village free heart health checks

Over 400 people who visited the Hauora Village had a free heart health check, carried out by students and staff from the Māori/Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) at the University of Otago, Christchurch.