Te Ahi Kaa features the podcast and series Getting Better - A Year in the Life of a Māori Medical Student with Trainee Doctor, award-winning writer, Emma Espiner nō Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Pōrou.
Read more from episode one and subscribe to the series here.
For her GP placement Emma heads to the Northland with rural doctor Kyle Eggleton whose weekly clinic is in the remote outpost of Tuparehuia. Lynette Stewart and Sharon Russell work at Ki A Ora Ngatiwai, a small Māori health provider in Kamo. They grapple with the challenges of working in a system in which they are heavily audited, and explain how kaupapa Māori approaches are making a difference in the lives of whānau in Northland.