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He iti maurea Ka tupu te toiora

May 7, 2020

E whakamānawa ana ki ngā rōpū hauora Māori e hāpai ana i te ora o te iwi, nei rā te mihi maioha atu ki a koutou.

Today we mihi to our Māori Health providers! Why? Because all through coronavirus rāhui we’ve been watching, concerned about testing rates for whānau. We’ve encouraged us all to get tested. And it was only once our Māori Health providers (so often small, on the ground, local) FOUGHT for us all, only then did we start to see Māori testing increasing. “The mobilisation of Māori and Pacific health providers has made a stark difference to the testing of Māori and Pacific communities.” - Dr Rāwiri Taonui. The vitality of life starts with the smallest of things. Even a massive waterfall starts with a single drop.

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