20 Jun 2018

Rongoā Māori access in healthcare urged

From Morning Report, 7:55 am on 20 June 2018

A terminally ill woman is calling for greater access to Maori healing methods saying they've helped to keep her alive for years longer than doctors expected. When Tanya Filia was diagnosed with brain cancer and given two months to live, she turned to rongoa Maori and natural therapies. That was two-and-a-half years ago, and now she's taking her story to Parliament to fight for more funding and better access to the treatments. Our Maori news correspondent Leigh-Marama McLachlan met with her and her whanau.