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Our Taikorihi Voices

We have listened to the voices of many Te Hiku whānau throughout our journey so far. We have asked them to share some of the health and wellbeing issues faced here in Te Hiku ō Te Ika and their ideas on how we can creatively solve them for future generations.

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Why can’t there be a card system? It’d have everyone’s details on there and so you wouldn’t have to go over it again and again.

Wahine

I’m happy with Kaitāia Hospital. I wish they had more services, though. I have to go to Whangārei and drive. You can get assistance, but it’s a hassle.

Tane, Kaumātua, 71

One of the biggest issues is accessing primary care, enrolling with a GP. Some of them have chronic health conditions. It’s dangerous.

Wahine, Caregiver, 54

Whānau are trying to do things themselves at home, including dialysis. If we are pushing so much onto whānau and community, where is the professional support if something…

Wahine, Caregiver, 54