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The Moko Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust established to build a better Aotearoa- New Zealand through Health, Leadership and Education.

Founded in 2011 by Former New Zealander of the Year, Dr. Lance O’Sullivan and Tracy MacFarlane, the Moko Foundation continues to better and influence lives and communities around the country.

Our track record continues to grow as we’ve seen hundreds of rangatahi pass through our leadership programmes and gain access to an exclusive network or mentors and support.

In 2020, we welcomed iMoko Health Services to the Moko Foundation with building the capacity of providing health care to thousands of tamariki in our communities.

Waharoa ki te Toi is a Kaitaia based research centre whose overarching principle is to create new knowledge to produce better health outcomes. It is a unique partnership model between the MOKO Foundation and the Maurice Wilkins Centre, which is a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence that brings together over 150 of the country’s top scientists and clinicians from across our top Universities.  

The success of the Moko Foundation comes down to the passion and dedication of our amazing staff that go above and beyond to make a change and a difference in Aotearoa.

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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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