22 Mar 2010

Kiro upbeat about hopes for Maori health

9:59 pm on 22 March 2010

The head of Massey University's new School of Public Health believes a combination of science and straight talking can improve Maori health.

Former Children's Commissioner Cindy Kiro, from Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahu and Ngati Hine, says most people are familiar with the health benefits of good food, exercise and sleep.

She told Waatea News there is also material coming out of environmental and occupational research that can change people's lives.

The new school brings together five existing research centres, including Te Ropu Whariki and the Research Centre for Maori Health and Development.