Coralie Takuira

Coralie is a Māori doctor working in South Auckland after having a career in Science researching Diabetes and Cancer. Growing up in rural New Zealand and attending low decile schools has fuelled her drive towards reducing the same inequalities she faced. She’s passionate about being Māori and eager to share this rich culture with others.

Coralie Takuira
Te Pae Mahutonga

Te Pae Mahutonga – A Model for Māori Health Promotion

Mauriora The word mauri is unique to Māori concepts as it describes the life-force of things whether living or inanimate. For example, greenstone with great presence can have mauri a life-force. Here Mauriora has been chosen to express the importance of a healthy cultural identity. A persons culture uniquely influences their individual perceptions, ideas, interests …

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Marae - A non-Māori guide for Māori

A non-Māori’s guide to Māori and Health

The following article will equip you with the knowledge to engage with Māori in a culturally competent way, by highlighting key points pertinent to Māori culture, beliefs, and frameworks. Background Across the world, health disparities exist between indigenous and non-indigenous people (Gracey & King, 2009a) and New Zealand Māori are no exception. 💡 This includes …

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