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Launch of new public health research programme led by Professor Michael Baker

Tuesday, 20 April 2020

Kōkiri Marae is hosting an all-day hui on Tuesday to launch the SYMBIOTIC Programme, a five-year research programme that focuses on finding ways of reducing the burden of infectious diseases, long-term conditions, and poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand.


Akoranga pūtaiao i roto i te reo Māori

Tuesday, 01 November 2016

Viewing eyeballs through a microscope and discovering the huge numbers of cells in a “single eyeball slice” was one of the highlights for Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna students on a recent visit to the University of Otago, Wellington.


University of Otago and Ngāti Toa Rangatira renew partnership

Monday, 17 October 2016

The University of Otago this week renewed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira. The MoU was signed at a ceremony at the University of Otago Wellington by Te Taku Parai, chair of Te Rūnanga, Sir Matiu Rei, Te Rūnanga Executive Director, and John Ward, Chancellor of the University.


I whakaputaina he Tirohanga Hauora mō ngā Poari Hauora a-Rohe i roto i te reo Māori

Friday, 08 July 2016

I whakaputaina e Te Rōpū Rangahau Hauora a Eru Pōmare, he rīpoata whakarāpopoto i ngā tatauranga hauora Māori mō ngā Poari Hauora a-Rohe o te motu nei. Koinei te wā tuatahi kua puta ēnei momo tatauranga i roto i te reo Māori.


NZ contributes to global report on Indigenous and tribal peoples

Thursday, 21 April 2016

A world-first study into the health and wellbeing of more than 154 million Indigenous and tribal peoples globally was launched today simultaneously in Melbourne and London, by Australia’s Lowitja Institute and The Lancet journal.


University and Kura experiment with science in te reo Māori

Monday, 04 April 2016

Experiments that extract DNA from saliva and use disclosing tablets to look at plaque on teeth may not be new, but the University of Otago, Wellington, (UOW) and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna are doing these experiments in te reo Māori.


Barriers to contraception for indigenous Māori teenage mothers

Thursday, 31 March 2016

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington, has found that there are health system barriers for young Māori mothers when trying to access timely contraception.


Response to global crisis in indigenous mental health

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Innovative approaches to address traumatised indigenous communities will be described by Australian educators Barbara Wingard and Dr David Denborough from the Dulwich Centre for Narrative Therapy in Wellington tomorrow.


District Health Board Māori Health Profiles for 2015 released

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Twenty reports which provide snapshots of Māori health in District Health Board regions all around New Zealand have been released today.


Memorandum of Agreement acknowledges important and enduring relationship

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

The signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between Kōkiri Marae Seaview and Tū Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust and the University of Otago next week will formalise a relationship that began more than 30 years ago.


Learning science in te reo Māori

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine recently hosted Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna for two days of science, in an exciting initiative aimed at exposing year 9 to 13 Kura students to science not usually offered at their school.


Needs of Māori a priority to address poor stomach cancer survival - researchers

Thursday, 21 August 2014

New research shows that Māori diagnosed with stomach cancer are 27% less likely to survive than non-Māori, prompting calls for recently-released national stomach cancer standards to prioritise the needs of Māori.


WAI 262

The Waitangi Tribunal has released the Wai 262 report Ko Aotearoa Tēnei concerning the place of mātauranga Māori in contemporary New Zealand law, and government policy and practice. The report has implications for education, research, and health services.

Summary fact sheets and the full report are available from the Waitangi Tribunal