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The Moko Foundation was born from the generosity of New Zealanders who saw the need to support our communities. 

Our mission is to support and empower communities, with a focus on vulnerable children and young people. We uphold our vision and mission by providing opportunities in Leadership, Health and Education.

Leadership

Through our rangatahi leadership programmes we aim to support and empower communities with a focus on vulnerable children and young people.

Health

iMoko™ is an innovative, digitally enhanced healthcare app developed to increase access to health services for children.

Education

Our Kaitaia based research centre’s overarching principle is to create new knowledge to produce better health outcomes.

Support us and change the course of a childs life today!

Fructose in schools study - fISS

The Fructose in Schools Study (FISS) was initiated by the MOKO Foundation in 2017 to rural schools within the Far North. This research is trying to understand more about the rates of absorption of the sugar fructose across the New Zealand population and the effects this has on metabolic health outcomes. The MOKO Foundations role in this program is delivering this initiative to Far North schools as a means to educate students about the science of sugar and importance of health whilst capturing relevant data

Our Partners

Without the support of our Partners and Sponsors our work would not be possible.

If you would like to learn about how you can get involved with our foundation and help make a difference,  please contact us today.

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I’ve seen in European studies that there are genetic variants that have been associated with disease A but is protective against disease B. Should researchers be encouraged to unpack the trade off and/or the positive side of unique genetic variants?

With regards to Maori and Pacific genetics

Thanks Phil for the back story of the warrior gene

Enjoy the korero ... Kapai

Wai Rika

Thanks for sharing tonight guys appreciate it keep up the solid Mahi 👍🙏

Kia ora

Rawe e te parata

Kia Ora brothers 👍

Rawe ki te rongo e Conor, miharo.

Tēnā tatou katoa! Thanks for listening in

kia ora tatou. ask patai/questions if you want

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## Wednesday 7pm Live on The MOKO Foundation Facebook page ##

Introducing our new kaikorero for this week tātou mā

Ko Moumoukai, Whakapunake nga maunga
Ko Te Wairoa hōpupu hōngenge matangirau, Kopuawhara, nga Nuhaka nga awa
Ko Kahungunu, Tākitimu, Te Rākātō nga marae
Ko Tākitimu, Kurahaupo nga waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, nga iwi
Ko Ngāi Te Rakatō, Ngāi Te Apatu, Te Whare Rau o Te Tahinga nga hapu

Dr Phillip Wilcox is a distinguished senior Māori lecturer at the University of Otago Department of Mathematics and Statistics. However, he has also contributed immensely to the development of ethical frameworks and processes of engagement between researchers and Māori communities.
This weeks kōrero will touch on the applications of genomics in Māoridom and its history, indigenous data sovereignty and more!

## Wednesday 7pm Live on The MOKO Foundation Facebook page ##
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## Wednesday 7pm Live on The MOKO Foundation Facebook page ## 

Introducing our new kaikorero for this week tātou mā

Ko Moumoukai, Whakapunake nga maunga
Ko Te Wairoa hōpupu hōngenge matangirau, Kopuawhara, nga Nuhaka nga awa
Ko Kahungunu, Tākitimu, Te Rākātō nga marae
Ko Tākitimu, Kurahaupo nga waka
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, nga iwi
Ko Ngāi Te Rakatō, Ngāi Te Apatu, Te Whare Rau o Te Tahinga nga hapu

Dr Phillip Wilcox is a distinguished senior Māori lecturer at the University of Otago Department of Mathematics and Statistics. However, he has also contributed immensely to the development of ethical frameworks and processes of engagement between researchers and Māori communities. 
This weeks kōrero will touch on the applications of genomics in Māoridom and its history, indigenous data sovereignty and more! 

## Wednesday 7pm Live on The MOKO Foundation Facebook page ##

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Rawinia Wilcox Tony Merriman Huti Watson Lisa Matisoo-Smith Ben Te Aika tonite...

Kicking off this week with another staff profile!

Introducing Conor Watene O’Sullivan our Health Research Coordinator for Waharoa Ki Te Toi I am the oldest of seven siblings, so growing up I knew what responsibility meant and how to manage crowds. My experience of growing up as a Māori within a community such as Kaitaia has given me the passion to want to do something meaningful with my career and skills. I have always been fascinated with the many factors influencing the health of our communities and how we as a society strive to prioritise equity and equality for everyone, but in reality, this is not the case or outcome. Therefore, my passion lies with anything to do with Māori health, and I want to play my little part in seeing that improve. Typical for someone who has grown up in the Far North, whenever I have free time all I want to do is go fishing, diving, surfing or simply be amongst the elements of the taio and this resonates with my favourite colour which is ocean blue.
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Kicking off this week with another staff profile!

Introducing Conor Watene O’Sullivan our Health Research Coordinator for Waharoa Ki Te Toi I am the oldest of seven siblings, so growing up I knew what responsibility meant and how to manage crowds. My experience of growing up as a Māori within a community such as Kaitaia has given me the passion to want to do something meaningful with my career and skills. I have always been fascinated with the many factors influencing the health of our communities and how we as a society strive to prioritise equity and equality for everyone, but in reality, this is not the case or outcome. Therefore, my passion lies with anything to do with Māori health, and I want to play my little part in seeing that improve. Typical for someone who has grown up in the Far North, whenever I have free time all I want to do is go fishing, diving, surfing or simply be amongst the elements of the taio and this resonates with my favourite colour which is ocean blue.

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Tena koe Connor.

Kiaora raa Connor ka mihi ki a koe ehoa mo ou mahi tika mahi pono mahi rangatira

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