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I o mahi katoa, mahia.

In all that you do, do it well.

This week’s whakatāuki is explained by Maisey Rika nō Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Te Arawa.

There’s no easy way to hear that you have cancer and for anyone who has heard those words, there’s a degree of self- evaluation that takes place.  Maraea Rakuraku sits with one of her friends Annette Marr nō Ngāti Rangitihi who retells her diagnosis, eventual mastectomy and on-going treatment.  

One way to encourage rurally based wahine Māori to undertake regular breast examinations is by mobilising a breast screening clinic. Justine Murray is in the Central Hawkes Bay region testing it out.

Manawa, a play by Jamie McCaskill begins its Auckland run on the 23rd October after wrapping up a successful stint at Circa Theatre in Wellington. Writing, acting and producing this premiere season has come with its challenges, as he explains in Te Ahi Kaa this week.

Waiata featured:   Daydream, The Prophet and Sunshine performed by 1814 from the album Relax (2012), Pumau te Aroha performed by Whirimako Black from the album Soul Sessions (2006)