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Measles Mumps and Rubella Rangatahi Survey

In partnership with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Ko ngā rangatahi, ngā rangitira mō āpōpō.

In 2019 Aotearoa had a major measles outbreak. Māori were disproportionately affected during this time, and to address this, Te Puna Ora o Mataatua is rethinking how we deliver MMR Vaccines.

Between May and August this year we ran an MMR Rangatahi Survey.

A total of 849 Rangatahi Māori completed the survey from all over the rohe, providing helpful insights around the numbers of rangatahi Māori that are fully vaccinated against MMR and the attitudes towards vaccination amongst rangatahi Māori.

This data will now be used to develop Māori-centred approaches to increasing MMR vaccination rates.

To all 1078 rangatahi who participated in this survey - your whakaaro is greatly appreciated and valued by our team, ngā mihi nui ki a koutou!

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Current Projects

ACC Survey

In partnership with Accident Compensation Corporation Nov 2021

The purpose of the ACC Bilingual Survey wasto understand the strengths and weaknesses of ACC

services(and those of their providers) within the Eastern Bay of Plenty. This data willbe used to shape more culturally-appropriate services in our region.

Homebased Support Services

Ministry of Health

Investigation underway into the BOPDHB Homebase Healthcare Model


Summary Table of WAI 2575 Stage 2 Claims.

Koeke Wellbeing Project

Te Puna Ora o Mataatua Summer interns 2021 Kimiora Whaanga and Maija Stephens

We are currently developing an exhibition of art and documentary photography, produced in collaboration with Ngāti Rangitihi koeke and used as segues into conversations about maumahara, matewareware/dementia and koeke mental health.

Telehealth in mild cognitive impairment and Maori

In partnership with University of Auckland and Brain Research New Zealand July 2021

To understand the barriers and promoters of koeke (elderly Māori) using technology for health consultations.

Understanding the Risk Factors that contribute to Dementia in Māori

Te Puna Ora o Mataatua Summer intern 2021 Caleb Le Roy

Literature review of the Risk Factors that contribute to Dementia in Māori, and He Whakahihiko Hinengaro Dementia Feasibility Project

Completed Projects

ACC Māori Cultural Capability Review


Research canvassed best practice and cultural capability across a number of health and social agencies across the public sector.


Public Sector Review 1988-2018

COVID-19 Māori in Mataatua Rohe Wellbeing Survey: Advance Report

This survey identified the needs of Maori communities within the Mataatua rohe, to tailor our services accordingly.


Tirohanga Oranga (Te Reo PDF)
Tirohanga Oranga (English PDF)
Tirohanga Oranga (English Video)

Census 2018 Campaign

Statistics New Zealand

Completed campaign at Mataatua Kapahaka Regionals encouraging participation by Māori in Census NZ.

Dementia Awareness Campaign

Lotteries Commission Health Research

An awareness campaign was launched on International Dementia Day 21 September 2019.


Dementia Video Web Series

Enhancing Cultural Reproduction of Kai

Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga

Research investigating the production of Kai including practices relating to governance and sovereignty.


He Kaiora, He Hokinga Mahara.

Health & Agribusiness

Land & Water National Science Challenge 2019

Aim of research focused on enhancing primary sector while maintaining and improving the health of the land and water quality for future generations.


Report 1: Indicator Framework to measure enablers and constraints.

Report 2: Correlations and Relationships between Value Drivers.

Report 3: Opportunities to Access Premium Market.

Health & Marine Economy

Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge 2019

Through resource management, research aimed to realise value, increase use and maintain the ecosystem health of Tangaroa.


Māori Marine Economy Literature Review.

Kaitiaki Centred Business Models.

Health and Governance

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga

Mataatua Definitions of Well-Being

Bay Trust & TPOOM

Research is surveying Māori whānau across Mataatua to understand local definitions of well-being.

Mumps, Measles and Rubella Survey

In partnership with Bay of Plenty District Health Board Sept 2021

Investigation underway to determine the numbers of rangatahi Māori that are fully vaccinated against MMR and understand attitudes towards vaccination amongst rangatahi Māori.


MMR Survey Report

MMR Survey

Submissions to UN, Parliament & Waitangi Tribunal

Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill

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Māori Electoral Option 2021

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WAI 2575 Health Inequities (Stage 2)

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Māori Health Inequalities Inquiry 2019

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United Nations CESCR Submission 2018

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Child Poverty Reduction Bill 2018

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Oranga Tamariki Amendment Bill 2018

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Whānau Violence Amendment Bill 2018

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Bay of Plenty DHB Māori Restructure 2017

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