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Our name meaning sheltered haven was gifted to us by Kaumatua Kingi Turner (Ngāti Maniapoto) in 2012. It embodies our mission which is to provide a safe space for Māori cancer specialists to come together, wānanga and collectively address Māori cancer inequities. Our rōpū is led by our co-chairs Gary Thompson and Dr Nina Scott.
We come from a variety of backgrounds including; oncology, general medicine, public health, onco-surgery, wairua healing, health promotion, bio medical cancer science, mātauranga Māori cancer research, cancer screening, equity, haematology, pharmacology, advocacy, epidemiology and Māori health.
We focus on system level advocacy, collaborating with Māori kaimahi across the continuum and contributing to research agendas to reduce Māori cancer inequities.