Events

Tatai Oranga 2019 Health Research Conference

The Tātai Oranga meeting involves discussions of progress and future directions for a new type of research approach set up to investigate certain health issues in regional New Zealand. A key part of the kaupapa of this has been developing a consortium directly involving Māori and Pacific communities in this research via partnerships that empower those communities.

Start Date March 9th 2019

End DateMarch 10th 2019

venueKorou Kore marae, Ahipara (Saturday 9 March) and Te Hiku o te Ika marae, Te Hapua (Sunday 10 March)

The 2019 Tātai Oranga meeting will be held on Saturday 9 March at the Korou Kore marae in Ahipara and on Sunday 10 March at New Zealand’s most northerly marae, Te Hiku o te Ika marae in Te Hapua.

This two-day event follows the highly successful first Tātai Oranga meeting held at Te Iritekura Marae at Waipiro Bay, East Coast, last year that was hosted by Ngāti Porou Hauora.

A key part of the kaupapa of the Tātai Oranga meeting has been developing a consortium directly involving Māori and Pacific communities in health research via partnerships that empower those communities.

The consortium involves the Maurice Wilkins Centre working in partnership with the Moko Foundation-led Waharoa Ki Te Toi research centre based at Kaitaia Hospital and the Ngāti Porou Hauora-led Te Rangawairua o Paratene Ngata research centre based in Te Puia Springs hospital. Both these centres were established in 2018 and with MWC support aims to develop the capacity and become sustainable and independent health research centres based in these regional areas.