23 Aug 2020

'Getting Better' podcast - Tairāwhiti

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:06 pm on 23 August 2020

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 four and subscribe to the series here.

Emma meets the creators of Mahi a Atua- a ground-breaking, kaupapa Māori approach to mental health, and talks to one whānau about how it has helped them to stay close and build resilience in the face of tragedy. She finds out why pregnancy and addiction service Te Hiringa Matua is having such success, and finally, drives the winding road out to Te Puia Springs Hospital, where midwife Corinna Parata is the sole kaitiaki of hapu Māma along this isolated stretch of coast.

Dr Diana Kopua with Emma Espiner

Dr Diana Kopua with Emma Espiner Photo: Bird of Paradise Productions

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