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Newsletter DECEMBER 2013 | Issue #10

Supporting Māori into Health

Meri Kirihimete!


ua tae ki te wā Kirihi mete and Kia Ora Hauora has had such a busy year!

We’ve unfortunately had to say goodbye to Midland Regional Co ordinator Chae Simps on and Midland Liasion Assistant Te Wai Barb ari ch who have moved on to different careers. We want to thank you fo r all the great mahi yo u have done over the years and wish you all th e best for the future!

Reo Wānanga, Te Or anga Māori Medical Students Associatio n

As you will be able to read in this newslette r our team has met so many of you over th is year and we want to congratulate you your hard work and on give thanks to you fo r being a part of the Ora Hauora whānau Kia ! Next year we have lot s of exciting things go ing on to help you with your health studies as well as he lping you tertiary students find the Distr ict Health Board you want to work for. Don’t forget to keep safe over the summer and we’ll see you in 2014.

Ngā mihi o te Kirihim ete me TeTau Hou

In this issue:


Rocking Your Rohe

2 rua


3 toru



1 tahi

rocking your CENTRAL REGION:


n Mid-November Kia Ora Hauora Central took on the Junior Roadshows!

We travelled through the region speaking to Year 9 and 10s about Health Careers, but more importantly, how to get there! By showing them the fun aspects of sciences, getting hands on – Having a go at CPR, Tendon tapping and learning how to elicit reflexes, playing with a tactile Anatomy doll and using Stethescopes - learning something about each along the way. The first week took us to 11 schools across Wellington and Masterton taking our team of 4 tertiary students to each of the schools! Meeting and engaging with students from; Mana, Te Kura Māori o Porirua, Bishop Viard, Onslow, Wellington East, Te Ara Whanui, Naenae, St Catherines as well as Wairarapa, Chanel and Makoura Colleges! A fantastic way to kick off the roadshows and we loved meeting you all.

The second week took us to another 11 schools slightly further up the country. The first half of the week taking a team of 6 tertiary students most of which from local Massey University to; Waiopehu College, Horowhenua College, Hato Paora, Tu Toa, Awatapu and Palmerston Boys. And the second half of the week taking us up to Whanganui with a team of 3 tertiary students and we were also lucky enough to have a newly qualified doctor on the team! Getting to speak to students and Te Wharekura o Tupoho, Te Kura o Kokohuia, Wanganui High, Wanganui Girls’, Ruapehu College and Taihape Area School! The second week was amazing and we hope you enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed yours! Thank you to every single one of the 690 students we met along the way with special acknowledgements to the teachers and staff at every school we visited. Thanks again to the team members that joined us along the roadshow. An awesome and inspiring few weeks!

Northern Region:


20 Māori Year 10 and 11 students, from 18 schools throughout Auckland and Northland, participated at the “Science for Hauora” event at Massey University, Albany held over 2 days. The purpose of the event was to encourage young Māori students to explore a future in Science and Health through a shared vision of Kia Ora Hauora and Massey University. The students enjoyed an engaging day of hands-on science experiences that demonstrated the relevance and importance of Science and Health to their everyday lives. Through interactive sessions, and some very knowledgeable lecturers and tutors, the students explored Nutrition, Chemistry and Biology in the Food Technology and Natural Science laboratories, along with Physics and Engineering in the Robotics and Electronic laboratory and Health and Exercise Physiology in the Sports and Exercise laboratory.



ia Ora Hauora Midland have recently been through some changes. Chae Simpson and Te Wai Barbarich have both moved on to other career paths and we wish them all the best with their futures. Fallyn Flavel and Terere Aoake now join our team for the Midland Region. On the 18th and 19th of November Kia Ora Hauora Midland in conjunction with Grass Roots delivered junior road shows to mainly rural schools of the Waikato region. These schools included Tokoroa High School. Putaruru College, Te Aroha College, Otorahunga College, Whangamata Area School, Thames High School and Te Kauwhata College. From the 25th of November to the 5th of December KOH Midland delivered the Kia Ora Hauora Junior Road Show throughout the Midland region. We started in Gisborne with Gisborne Boys High School and Gisborne Girls High School it was a great start to the road show. Particular for two of our presenters Kennedy Sarich and Ngahuia Mita who are both ex pupils of GGHS. We saw approx 116 students in the Gisborne area. From there our team of 5 moved to the Eastern Bay of Plenty area visiting Tarawera High School where it just so happened that one of our presenters Anahera Herewini shared the same name as their current head girl.. In an effort by our presentation team to maintain a health/fitness kaupapa while out on the road we attempted to run around the Mount. Unfortunately the team was caught in the rain and for all their efforts were massively soaked. However this did not dampen their spirits especially when presenting to 20 Māori students that all specified and interest in a career in Health at Mount Maunganui College. We than headed to Rotorua where we presented at Lakes High where one of our presenters Jamaine Fraser was an ex pupil. From the 2nd to the 4th December KOH midland junior road shows were based in Waikato where we presented at Hamilton Girls High School, Melville High School and Nga Taiatea Wharekura. We finished our road shows at Opotiki College where we presented to 3 different streams as part of as their career pathway day for the junior students. KOH midland would like to thank all those students we met on our road shows, the teachers and staff from the schools that allowed us to visit and our wonderful presenters that helped to motivate our rangatahi into a possible health career. We would like to congratulate all those who have sat exams and have been accepted into their course of studies next year. We look forward to working with you all in the future. A Very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year from the Kia Ora Hauora Midland Team.

The event provided students with the opportunity to be involved with some interactive science experiments, from Volcanoes & mountains to exercise physiology and nutrition, and a wide range of topics. Along with presentations by both Massey University and Kia Ora Hauora to reinforce the key messages, students took home plenty of information, some giveaways and a new understanding of the need to include science in their subject choices for 2014 and beyond. All round positive feedback was received from the students. “Tracey did a fantastic KOH presentation on the Friday and incorporated Māori Values in Science and Health into her talk. My highlight of the event, would be the calibre of the students who attended, as they were KOH affiliated, the students they were engaged and interested in health and science. ” Renee Pedley, Massey University, Māori Student Advisor (Sciences & Health).



Ngāpuhi Scholarships Closes: March 31st 2014

Topatopahia te rere o te Waka – Hoe Whā Problem gambling scholarship Closes: 20th January 2014 php?sn=60&st=1&pg=5804

Māori Education Trust Secondary Scholarships

2 rua Closes: 28th February 2014 http://www.Mā ssapp.pdf


angatahi from Papanui High, St Thomas of Canterbury, Riccarton High, Avonside Girls and Linwood College attended the two day Kia Ora Hauora Noho Taiao held at Wairewa Marae. The wānanga delivered science curricular through a kaupapa Māori lens where rangatahi got the chance to learn about conservation, environmental issues and traditional food gathering practices from local Ngāi Tahu environment experts, Iaean Cranwell and Craig Pauling.

Māori Education Trust Tertiary Scholarships

The wānanga encouraged rangatahi to consider opting to take sciences when making their 2014 subject choices at school and featured haerere to the local reserve at Ōkuti, where they identified native plants and learnt about traditional uses, before they travelled to the Kaitorete Spit side of Te Waihora. Once lakeside they made their way along the shoreline searching for black swan nests and were shown which hua kaki anau - swan eggs to gather and which eggs to leave behind. That evening, they set hīnaki to catch tuna as part of Wairewa’s tracking and monitoring programme and the next day conducted a State of Takiwā survey on the area surrounding the Marae and also got to experience electric fishing along the banks of the awa, Ōkana. This was the second Kia Ora Hauora wānanga held at the Marae, and students enjoyed the whanaungatanga among the different high schools and appreciated the opportunity to learn about the taiao outside the classroom. It was an action packed wānanga and the swan egg omelettes were reka rawa atu!

with kia ora hauora

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Closes: 28th March 2014 http://www.Mā

Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Māori Leadership in Health Scholarship Closes: 20th January 2014 php?sn=60&st=1&pg=5632

Taranaki District Health Board Education Scholarship Closes: 31st January 2014

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