Kia āhuru


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, Dr Nina Scott and CEO Moahuia Goza.

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 cancer issues, collaborating with Māori leaders across the health sector and cancer research.

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Mō mātou

We are a network of Māori cancer specialists who are committed to eliminating Māori cancer inequities.
Our wawata is; less Māori get cancer, more Māori survive cancer and cancer control in Aotearoa is whānau centered, mauri restoring, mana enhancing, wairua protective and ora enabling.