Melani Anae: once a Panther, always a Panther
14 November 2020
In an honest, personal story, Dr Melani Anae (Pacific Studies) looks back on 50 years of involvement with activist group the Polynesian Panthers, what led her there and how it changed her life.
Doctor, now author, Hinemoa Elder shares her Aroha
30 October 2020
Psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder has collated 52 whakataukī (proverbs) in a book called 'Aroha'. She says they reflect Māori wisdom that can help us live harmonious lives. In 2020, they could be just what the doctor ordered.
Reaching wāhine where they are: The push to improve Māori breast cancer care
29 October 2020
Opinion: MBChB student Emma Espiner talks to Dr Maxine Ronald, the only wahine Māori consultant breast cancer surgeon in the world, about inequities in breast cancer outcomes for Māori.
Dr Rhys Jones: 'We need to provoke discomfort to spark change in Māori health'
1 October 2020
Dr Rhys Jones’ passion for raising awareness of Māori health inequities is at the heart of his passion for teaching.
Ashlea Gillon: Using te reo Māori and whakataukī should only be the start
1 October 2020
Opinion: Māori PhD student Ashlea Gillon says when whakataukī (Māori proverbs) are used, they need to not only promote te reo Māori, but also ensure recognition of Māori values.
Why being a Pākehā doctor isn’t enough
29 September 2020
Opinion: Until she trained in public health, Dr Vanessa Selak saw no reason to challenge the prevailing view of many in the medical profession about why Māori suffer worse health outcomes.
Not all of us find our way home
28 September 2020
For many young people, studying abroad is the experience of a lifetime. But sometimes, as Seuta’afili Dr. Patrick Thomsen, lecturer in the School of Māori and Pacific Studies in the Faculty of Arts writes, it can also be desperately lonely and demoralising.
The racism behind NZ’s inaction in the Pacific
18 September 2020
Opinion: Dylan Asafo asks why the New Zealand Government is doing nothing in the face of major human rights and climate change crises in the Pacific Islands.
Inequity is not a bug in the system—it’s a feature
15 September 2020
Opinion: The decision by the Ministry of Health not to drop the age for bowel cancer screening for Māori and Pacific people flies in the face of expert advice. And it means the programme is racist by design, writes Dr Rhys Jones.
Five enduring racist beliefs about health research
4 September 2020
Editorial calls out peer reviewers' 'incorrect and racist' positions on health research
University of Auckland lecturer is supreme winner of 2020 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards
1 September 2020
University of Auckland's Dr Rhys Jones, (Ngāti Kahungunu), Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, is the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award in the 2020 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards.
Where are our hate speech laws?
28 August 2020
Opinion: More than a year after justice minister Andrew Little described New Zealand’s hate speech laws as ‘woefully inadequate’, nothing has come of the legislative reform that was promised, writes Dylan Asafo.