7 Māori Community Hui
Māori Cancer Hui
With the support of Regional Cancer Leaders and the General Managers of Māori Health, the Central Cancer Network (CCN) held seven Māori Cancer Com-
munity hui with whānau and stakeholders across the region.
For the Manawatū hui CCN partnered with Whakapai Hauora, Māori providers and stake-holders. The Day was opened by local kaumātua and supported by Whakapai Hauora. Over 170 whānau attended the hui at C3 Church on the day to have their say with buses bringing whānau from Tamaki Nui-A-Rua and Muaupoko.
CCN Manager Fletcher Beazley gave the keynote presentation on Māori Cancer followed by presentations from local Māori whānau and stakeholders including Māori Cancer Survivor Prim Wikaire and Māori Clinician Lisa Te Paiho. Three focus groups were held where whānau shared their mamae, their experiences and aspirations for their cancer care.
A wide range of takeholders also attended including Te Tihi, DHB Staff and the Cancer Society. The findings of all the seven community hui will be presented in the Māori Cancer Deep Dive Report completed in March 2020. CCN now aims to put the voice of whānau into action and next year will begin this by working together with providers to deliver a series of Rongoā Māori Days for whānau, Māori Cancer Clinical Training Days for Primary and Community Care and a Māori Cancer E-Learning Tool.