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Newsletter AUGUST 2011 | Issue #1 Supporting Māori into Health



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Welcome back to part II of 2011!

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tudies for some are well underway and heading into exams while others are thinking about the next school holiday already. We hope the break was safe and served you well leaving you recharged and amped to get back into mahi! There have been a number of events that have kicked off this year from Te Matatini o te Rā in Gisbone, the AUT Māori Expo at Auckland Vector Arena and the various Kia Ora Hauora events for 2011. And if you haven’t already noticed, we have also updated out logo to include our tagline ‘Supporting Māori into Health’. We had several options but this one was a clear winner in explaining in a one sentence what Kia Ora Hauora is all about. Thanks to all that gave us feedback and answered our poll/ survey. Ngā mihi nui! Soooo moving along… This issue is full of profiles, updates and TE WERO. Read on for your Kia Ora Hauora fix and to be in to WIN with TE WERO. Na mātou te whānau o Kia Ora Hauora, kia kaha kōutou i roto i to kōutou mahi rangatira katoa.

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Competition Corner Te Wero

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Alana Mitchell Napier


ave you got that tino mōhio feeling?? Awesome!! Answer the question below, send you answer to and you could win a KOH prize pack included a hoody and some other KOH derz!!

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Name 4 careers from the Kia Ora Hauora website under the Medicine category.

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a mau te wehi!! Check them out, cause the rohe just got stylie with our 5 Kia Ora Hauora hoody winners out on the street!!

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Kiri Hiria Te Moananui Hamilton

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MIDLANDS Matakokiri - Set the Sky Alight!


e Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue Iho Ake is pleased to announce the launch of Matakokiri – a Science Camp for Ngāti Whakaue tamariki and rangatahi. Matakokiri means ‘Set the Sky Alight’and is a reference to a comet streaking through the night sky. The science camp has been developed to increase the number of Māori children choosing Science as an option for NCEA. With heaps of organisations involved including Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (flash aye!) it is possibly the first science program of its kind in Aotearoa that was developed by Māori for Māori. So what subjects did it cover…. Biology, Human Biology & Health Sciences, Geothermal & Geological Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Forestry Sciences and Environmental Sciences. 60 tamariki attended the week long science camp that concluded with a trip to Waitomo Caves. Ka mau te wehi !!

Want to know more? Contact Chae Simpson - 07 3437714

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ia Ora Hauora had a big push on the West Coast last month as it continues to promote and recruit Māori into the health workforce. This found us having breakfasts with teachers in Westport, a roadshow presentation at Greymouth High and last but not least our Kia Ora Hauora stand at the Careers Expo where over 1200 tauira turned out!! Too much. So as always, a great time was had on Te Tai Poutini and we will be back there next term to deliver NCEA study preparation wānanga.

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e are fortunate to have Dane and Krisie assisting us here at the National Coordination Centre. A key piece of work they have been completing is the updating of registered users contact details. If you haven’t already received a call from Dane or Krisie you may hear from them in the near future. So you are acquainted and can put a face to the voice we’ve added their photo (left) and profiles below. Check them out!

Krisie Hallett

Dane Sio Kereopa

From: Manurewa

From: Onehunga

Iwi: Ngāti Tuwharetoa

Iwi: Tainui (Raglan)

Best school memory: Meeting my friends who I still keep in contact with now.

Best school memory: Marcellin College 04’ King of the Ball and tuck-shop pies.

Studying: Bachelor of Health Science – Midwifery

Studying: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)

Institution: Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Institution: Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

Like about University: It’s a totally different environment to high school. You are more independent and get to meet a lot of new people that have the same interests as you.

What I like about Uni: Lots like… learning new skills and understanding the human body. FREE FOOD on Mondays at 12pm. Knowing that I’m working towards something beneficial in the future.

I look forward to ... when I graduate: Working in a profession I have a huge interest in and love doing and earning money for it!

I look forward to ... when I graduate: Specialising in sports physiotherapy and achieving my ultimate goal of assisting a N.Z team to either the Olympic or Commonwealth Games

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hanks to Dr David Jansen’s recent publication He Pukapuka Reo Hauora Māori you can find the answer to DNA and many other kupu hauora in Te Reo Rangatira!

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OH have a new publication out and yet another to come. The Health Careers Booklet presents key information on a range of clinical and non-clinical health careers. It also features awesome Māori role models for each. Keep an eye on our website for the link to download a copy and for details on the upcoming release of our Tauira Study Guide publication.


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ia Ora Hauora is excited to launch the first of its student video blogs. Video blogs journal the everyday, and not so everyday, student life experiences of two students. Our first video blog stars are Dane, who you have read about already and the latest edition to our whaanau, Laine Marsh.

Laine Marsh FROM: Whangarei NATIONALITY: Māori IWI: Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa me Ngāti Wai BEST SCHOOL MEMORY: Kapa Haka, school sport trips and


I imagine I will look forward to catching up on sleep. But also, I look forward to achieving this long standing goal and ultimately serving the health needs of all whānau. A sunny holiday wouldn’t go a miss too. FAV SONG: Holding on to you (Terence Trent D’arby)

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FAV SUBJECT: Bio, Classics & P.E

FAV SPORT: Chasing Te Aorangi around shops/ car-parks/ parks etc…

INSTITUTION: University of Auckland STUDYING: Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Part 1 MBChB) WHATS HARDEST & HOW YOU COPE: Balancing kura and whānau responsibilities/ being a mum. Means of coping involves having a tight whānau unit with lots of support, being super organised, practical and utilising all available (non-whānau duty) time to study (this also means no procrastinating).

Where can I find out more?

Kia Ora Hauora Newsletter Issue 1  

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