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Nau mai
whakatau mai

Welcome to our pae tukutuku. We are a network of Māori cancer specialists who are committed to better cancer outcomes for whānau. 

We give voice to Māori (māngai), research (rangahau), provide and build Māori cancer expertise (mātauranga) and create a safe space for cancer specialists to come together and collectively address Māori cancer inequities (āhuru).



We are the Māori voice in cancer control


We research and influence other researchers to deliver better cancer outcomes for whānau

Rau Mātauranga

We build and provide Māori cancer expertise 


We provide a safe space for Māori cancer specialists to connect, collaborate and create

The kaupapa

In Aotearoa Māori have a 20% higher cancer incidence rate and are twice as likely to die than non-Māori.
These differences are intolerable, unfair and preventable.

Our mission is to eliminate these inequities by influencing, researching and educating.

To see how cancer inequities come about click here and view our collaboration with Toby Morris



New tohu

You may have noticed our new tohu. Alongside FLY CREATIVE we embarked on a journey to create a new logo, one that told our story of āhurutanga, rangatiratanga and our absolute commitment to better cancer outcomes for whānau Māori. We will slowly update our platforms and look forward to sharing our whole rebrand soon.


Hei Āhuru Mōwai alongside Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa Cancer Society NZ are excited to offer a unique round of PHD scholarships this year. The Māori Cancer Researcher (Early Career) Awards 2021 are for Māori pursuing PHDs in the cancer space, with a focus on Hauora Māori, reducing cancer inequities and maximising Māori cancer health gains. 
The award comprises a $40,000 per year stipend, $10,000 per year toward tuition, and a $10,000 tikanga allowance across the length of the award. We value applications that include kaupapa and mātauranga Māori so kaua e whakamā whānau, tono mai!
Applications are now closed.
Thank you to all applicants, networks and supporters


Māori Cancer Researcher (Early Career) Awards 2021

Ka whati te tai, ka pao te tōrea
When the tide breaks, the tōrea will strike