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Promoting Health
in Aotearoa New Zealand

Friday, 1 November 2013 5:31pm

Edited by Louise Signal and Mihi Ratima

SignalRatima Promoting Health cover imageThe book

The health of the planet – and all of us who live on it – is under dire threat from factors such as climate change, obesity and new infectious diseases. Progressive health promotion is an approach that can counterbalance these threats with practice, policy and advocacy for health, well-being and equity.

Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand provides a rich scan of the health promotion landscape in New Zealand. It explores ways in which Māori, and other, perspectives have been melded with Western ideas to produce distinctly New Zealand approaches.

In doing so it addresses the need for locally written material for use in teaching and practice, and provides direction for all those wanting to solve complex public health problems.

The integration of an indigenous analysis throughout this text makes it a unique contribution that will be of great value to scholars, practitioners and all of those working in health promotion in New Zealand, Australia and beyond.
– Professor Emeritus Sir Mason Durie, Massey University, New Zealand

... a valuable contribution to promoting health and wellbeing in Aotearoa NZ and the Pacific region.
– Dr Colin Tukuitonga, Director-General, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, New Caledonia

... a must read for all health promoters, policy-makers and those seeking new solutions to public health problems.
– Professor Fran Baum, Director, Southgate Institute, Flinders University

The editors

Associate Professor LOUISE SIGNAL is a director of the Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit at the University of Otago, Wellington. She has worked in health promotion for over 30 years in a range of roles, including as senior adviser (health promotion) at the Ministry of Health.

Dr MIHI RATIMA (Whakatōhea, Ngāti Awa) is a director of Taumata Associates, a public health and Māori development consultancy. She was formerly an associate professor in Māori Health and founding director of Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research at AUT University.

Contributors

Louise Signal, Mihi Ratima, John Raeburn, Mason Durie, Ruakere Hond, Sione Tu`itahi, Ieti Lima, Shoba Nayar, Andrew Waa, Louise Delany, Kate C. Morgaine, Papaarangi Reid, Gabrielle Jenkin, Geoff Fougere, Evan Poata-Smith, Alison J. Blaiklock, Cynthia A. Kiro, Pat Neuwelt, Matire Harwood, Mat Walton, Jeannine Stairm, Eva Neely, Sarah Lovell, Megan Tunks, Richard Egan

Publication details

Paperback, 150 x 230 mm, 324 pages, ISBN 978 1 877578 82 3, $45
2015