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A big day out for rangatahi interested in healthcare careers

Students will be given the opportunity to see the ins and outs of the health industry in today’s Lakes DHB Health Industry Big Day Out.

More Māori studying to be doctors

The University of Otago has never seen so many Māori students studying to be doctors, new research from the New Zealand Medical Journal shows.

Pasifika, Maori boost in health sciences

A focus by the University of Otago on recruiting Maori and Pacific Islander health sciences students has resulted in their numbers soaring in the past six years.

TB threat assessed

University of Otago researchers are looking at whether there needs to be a widespread campaign to eradicate tuberculosis among Maori.

Māori health boss calls for strategy to end cigarette sales

"Bold moves" called for to reach Smokefree 2025 target. The head of the country's largest Māori public health organisation wants the Government to develop a strategy to end tobacco sales in New Zealand.

Lack of Māori midwives in Whanganui

When Racquel McKenzie moved to Whanganui from Wellington, she hoped to get a Maori midwife. She was out of luck. "There weren't any lead maternity carers that were Māori," she said.

Maori Doctors on the Rise

The Medical Council is confident New Zealand is on track for the percentage of Maori doctors to reflect the proportion of Maori in the general population.

National Hui on Māori Health Issues to be held in Te Arawa

About 150 Māori medical practitioners, doctors, nurses, medical graduates and others will converge on Rotorua this weekend to attend a National Hui to discuss Māori Health issues as a part of the Health Services and Outcomes Inquiry currently before the Waitangi Tribunal.