Hapu Hauora
Women Bringing Health to Tūwharetoa Marae image

It is by Māori, for Māori.  It is driven by iwi and hapū, not by government or health organisations.  It is on the marae, not at the medical centre.  And, it is proving successful.

A group of Ngāti Tūwharetoa women have picked up the Smear Your Mea campaign and are offering cervical smears for wāhine Māori in a comfortable cultural environment - the marae.

The new approach is paying off, persuading previously reluctant women to have their cervical smears. Read more…

Rotorua Daily Post