6 Sep 2020

'Getting Better' podcast - Te Ahi Kaa

From Te Ahi Kaa, 6:06 pm on 6 September 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.

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In episode six Emma Espiner heads home to the Horowhenua.

In episode six Emma Espiner heads home to the Horowhenua. Photo: Bird of Paradise Productions

Emma was going to wait until after graduation to get her tā moko, but she’s decided to go for it as 5th year draws to a close. In this episode Emma heads home Kuku beach in the Horowhenua. Her uncle Tipi designs a taa moko for her at his studio situated opposite Tukorehe marae, and she catches up with her cousin Courtney who moved back home a few years ago. Close by in Levin, Emma visits Poet and GP Glenn Colquhoun who runs a free clinic for young people, he talks about his career and the inequalities of the country's health system.

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Emma Espiner with Dr Glen Colquhoun

Emma Espiner with Dr Glen Colquhoun Photo: RNZ/Justine Murray