Ko te wehi ki ā Īhowa te tīmatanga o te whakaaro nui
E kore e monehunehu te pūmahara
Ki ngā momo rangatira o neherā,
Nā rātou nei i toro te Nukuroa o Te Moana Nui A Kiwa.
He tohu tapuwae kei runga i te mata o te whenua.
He rārangi maunga tū te ao tū te pō
He rārangi tāngata matangaro, ngaronoa, ngaronoa, ngaronoa.
E mihi ana tēnei ki Te Rōpū Mate Pukupuku, ōtira ki ngā iwi o te motu e noho mai nai
roto i te rohe o te Tarawhiti, te Whakawatea ki Kahungungu, te Poari Hauora-a- rohe o
Wairarapa, whakawhiti atu ki te Upoko ki te Uru, mai Awakairangi arā Te Upoko o te
Ika, rere atu ki te Poari Matua o Whanganui, ko Taranaki tera ka titiro iho ana ki
Tararua, Ruahine Rangitumau, Remutaka te Tapuwae o Uenuku e mihi kau ana, e mihi kau ana.
I kii rā taua rangatira, ā Pōtatau Te Wherowhero;
Tuia te miro mā, te miro whero, mē te miro pango,
Ki roto i te whatu kotahi ō te ngira.
Rau rangatira mā, e whai ake nei te whaka-takotoranga o te rautaki mate pukupuku nā
koutou, na tatou i kokiri, i wānanga, i manako i roto i ngā hui-ā-iwi o muritata ake nei.
Nā runga i ngā nawe whakaoho-oho, ngā whakahau mē ngā whakataunga ā o koutou
hiahia, kei roto i tēnei whakaputanga kōrero ngā whāinga e hāngai ana ki te rautaki nei.
Ko te tumanako, kia tau mai ngā manaakitanga o te Runga Rawa
Ki tēnā ki tēnā o tātau.
Greetings to the Universe
Time will not dim the memory of the special class of rangatira of times
past who braved the wide expanse of the Oceans.
Their footprints are scattered over the surface of the land.
The Central Cancer Network wishes to acknowledge the untiring efforts of all who have contributed to the development of the Cancer Control Strategy, namely the communities of Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Wairarapa, Capital Coast, Hutt Valley, Whanganui, Taranaki and MidCentral. We are greatly encouraged by those historic words of encouragement given to his people by the Maori King Pōtatau Te Wherowhero at his Coronation which reads:
"Thread the red, white and black strands through the single eye of a needle."
We are also reminded that this strategy is the result of your contributions to the many discussions, collaborations and conscientious decisions which has enabled its completion. It is not ours to own, but a gift given with respect, integrity and special adornment. May divine enrichment touch our lives
North Island Iwi
Cancer Control for Maori in New Zealand
The New Zealand Cancer Control Strategy: Action Plan 2005 - 2010 recognises cancer as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among Maori. It also acknolwedges the disparities between Maori and non-Maori in relation to incidence of cancer, mortality rates and utilisation of cancer services. Goal 5, Objective 2: of the Plan is to ensure appropriate programmes and services are accessible to Maori across the cancer control continuum. This document also lists the outcomes/results to be achieved through specific actions set out in the Plan. The document can be viewed by clicking on this link.