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  1. Video for Nehe Milner-Skudder is ready to tackle suicide
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    Nehe Milner-Skudder is ready to tackle suicide

    Former All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder has had the worst year in his rugby playing career. Having not taken the field in 2019 because of ongoing injury woes, the international winger says he has had to contend with uncertainty and has experienced some very dark times. After finding his feet again Milner-Skudder is now an ambassador for 'Head First' the NZRU's approach to the fight against suicide. The NZRU also teamed up with the government to launch the first ever Suicide Prevention Office. 

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    Cancer advocate wants triple funding for Pharmac

    Malcolm Mulholland has upped the ante on the Government today leading a march of Kiwis calling for the Government to put in place policy settings to double and even triple Pharmacs budget to keep more New Zealanders alive.

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    Shocking suicide rates for Māori men

    Dr Keri Lawson Te Aho of Otago University who specialises in suicide says colonisation dating back to the 1700's has been a major contributor to suicide rates among Māori. This comes as the latest Ministry of Health figures show that suicide within Māori men has doubled those of non-Māori men since 2016. 

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    Pharmac to fund more leukaemia medication

    From the first of December the Government will fund Venetoclax (Venclexta), medication which will give relief to people living with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Star Olsen of Ngāti Porou considers himself one of the lucky ones he was diagnosed with Myeloma, cancer of the plasma cells and is currently receiving treatment once a week. 

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    Polio survivor speaks out about his life with the disease

    "I thought I was an ordinary kid until I reached school - when the other school kids started to give me nasty nicknames." Very hurtful were the memories polio survivor Phillip Rudolph remembers growing up in Manurewa, Auckland. In 1958, as a new-born baby Rudolph contracted the disease. His attempts to live a normal life were hindered because of his condition and led him to a turbulent life of crime. Since Rudolph has become a voice for other Polio survivors. 

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    Hui called to address organ transplant issues

    Māori are more likely to suffer from renal failure and diabetes, yet they're the least likely to undergo organ transplants. In the Hawkes Bay more than 70% of the population receiving dialysis are Maori and to increase awareness around donating and receiving organs a hui was held in the region today to better inform health providers and iwi organisations. 

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    A holistic approach to supporting Māori with cancer

    When Rangi Mahuika was diagnosed with breast cancer three years ago she felt alone and that support for her through her time of need wasn't forthcoming. A friend suggested the Te Mauri cancer support group based at Lower Hutt's urban Kōkiri Marae. The group focuses on a holistic Māori model of care for cancer sufferers. 

  8. Video for Inequities for Māori in the oral health space
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    Inequities for Māori in the oral health space

    Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare says inequity in accessing Māori health services is at the top of his priority list as numbers start to stack up against Māori in the oral health space. 

  9. Video for Has Mason Durie's Whare Tapa Whā model delivered for Māori?
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    Has Mason Durie's Whare Tapa Whā model delivered for Māori?

    With Mental Health Awareness Week upon us, Te Ao News looks at the effectiveness of our mental health services and the results that they have brought to Maoridom.

  10. Video for Ministry of Health to Partner with Māori to Fight Addiction
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    Ministry of Health to Partner with Māori to Fight Addiction

    Tīkanga Māori could be the key in the fight against addiction. 

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