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Cancer Pathway: Terina Gilbert

Ko Terina toku ingoa  Ko Ngai Tahu toku Iwi Ko Kati mamoe raua koe waitaha toku hapu  Ko Takitimu te Waka Ko waihopai te awa Ko Ōtākou toku Marae  I […]
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Southern Stop Smoking Service: Craig Leitch

- GoreI was smoking for more than 30 years and although I tried to stop a few times, it never lasted. I started at 18-years-old and back then, it was […]
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Whanau Ora: The Support Meant The World To Me

I returned to my hometown of Invercargill a few years ago and I’ve lived through some difficult times ever since. My partner was addicted to methamphetamine. I had no idea […]
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Te Pae Oranga: I hope the Iwi Community Panel continues to help more people

I’ve been driving taxis on the late shift for five years now. I love my job. I love meeting and talking to people from various walks of life. One night […]
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Whanau Ora: Shaun, 41

I had a rough upbringing with a father who was in and out of prison and a mother who wasn’t interested in me. I was placed into foster care but […]
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Cancer Pathway: Lucy Harding

What is the Maori Cancer Kaiarahi Service? This service supports Maori and their whanau with high suspicion of, or diagnosis of cancer, to get the right information, make informed decisions […]
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