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Kawa haumaru: a mātauranga Māori approach to child safety in Aotearoa New Zealand

This is an article co-written by Safekids Aotearoa Director, Mareta Hunt which has been published in the New Zealand Medical Journal.  Aotearoa New Zealand performs poorly with respect to child injury prevention in comparison to other high-income countries. 

Read more on the New Zealand Medical Journal website.


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Director Appointed January 2021

Mareta Hunt has been appointed to the role of Director. Mareta (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngati Awa me Ngati Maniapoto) brings a strong Māori influence and perspective to the table. Her strengths are in developing insights on equity, advocacy and in seeking the voice of the patient and community. She has networks across both Māori and Pasifika communities – both personal and professional. Mareta is fluent in Te Reo Māori and has utilised that extensively in her  career and recent role as senior Māori cultural advisor with Counties Manukau Health.

Mareta says the key to her motivation and success in life are her “four beautiful daughters - I strive to be the best that I can be living out the values of my faith, language and culture.”