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Waharoa Ki Te Toi

Our Kaitaia research unit

We have partnered with the University of Auckland's Maurice Wilkins Centre to develop a research unit focused on biomedical and medical research programmes on health issues relevant to the health of Māori and of rural New Zealand.  The overarching principle is to create new knowledge to produce better health outcomes.

Currently our focus is on metabolic health (type-2 diabetes, obesity and the impact of sugar) as well as infectious disease (strep infections and links to rheumatic fever).  Our research programmes aim to undertake clinical studies in Kaitaia to build sustainable research platforms based in Kaitaia.