Her mahi in health saw her write the first stop smoking programme for Māori women and, she led wāhine in cervical screenings on marae.
Dr Kelly Tikao is a Māori researcher, Nurse, māmā, and self-described dabbler in the creative fields. Based in Ōtautahi, she became interested in customary birthing practices following her cousin’s experience with home birth.
Hana Tuwhare is a community activator and speech language therapist. She works alongside whānau, kaiako, iwi, early education centers and organisations to help create rich oral language environments for our pēpi in the first 1000 days.