Welcome to the first edition of OnMAS for 2021.
This year, MAS celebrates its 100th birthday. We’ve come a long way over the past century, although there’s a sense of déjà vu as well. Not only are we emerging from a global pandemic as our founders were after the 1918 Spanish flu, but once again, there’s an urge to be kind to one another and look out for the most vulnerable in our community – just as our Members have been doing since we were first established.
This issue’s theme is tūrangawaewae (a place to stand; home), and we reflect on where we’ve come from as a mutual and where we are headed in the future. But we also wanted to explore our Members’ tūrangawaewae, particularly since so many Kiwis are returning to New Zealand at the moment.
Our cover story features the highly skilled Kiwis returning to Aotearoa as well as people from overseas deciding to call New Zealand home. We share the stories of Kiwis living abroad: a doctor with the NHS in London and a former accountant now the captain of the world’s most sophisticated yacht mast building company. We meet the new student association presidents and we also take a look at the digital edition of OnMAS.
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Chief Member Advocacy Officer
He kōrero nā te Ētita
Nau mai ki te putanga tuatahi o OnMAS mō 2021.
Koinei te tau whakanui i te huritau 100 o MAS. He roa te ara i takahia mai i roto i te kotahi rau tau, ā, ahakoa kua kite kē pea tātau i ngā āhuatanga onāianei. Kei te whakaputa anō tātau i ō tātau ihu mai i tētahi mate urutā ao whānui pērā anō i ō tātau tīpuna i te rewharewha Pāniora o te tau 1918, ā, he rite anō te whakahau kia manaaki tētahi i tētahi me te tiaki i te hunga e tino whakaraerae ana i roto i tō tātau hapori – pērā anō i ō tātau Mema mai rā anō i tō tātau tīmatanga.
Ko te kaupapa o te kōrero matua ko te ‘brain gain’ o te hunga tino mātatau o Aotearoa kua hoki mai ki te kāinga me te hunga nō tāwāhi kei te hiahia haere mai ki Aotearoa noho ai. Ka whakaputahia ngā kōrero mō ngāi tāua e noho ana ki tāwāhi: he rata kei te NHS i Rānana me tētahi kaikaute o mua, ko ia te kāpene ināianei o te kamupene hanga wakarā mātanga rawa o te ao. Ka rongo kōrero tātau mai i ngā perehitini rōpū ākonga hou me te tirotiro i te putanga matihiko o OnMAS.
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Kaitaunaki Matua o Ngā Mema
OnMAS goes digital
OnMAS has a new home online. From this issue on, we will produce OnMAS not only as a hardcopy but also as a digital publication to help reduce the amount of paper we consume over time and provide a better reading experience.
The digital edition will include all the stories and photos from the print version, as well as extra behind-the-scenes footage from our photoshoots, interactive graphics, videos and audio content.
In this issue
Above / Breastfeeding research / Helping Kiwi babies thrive
Breastfeeding research / Helping Kiwi babies thrive
Cultural heritage / Hawke's Bay
Top / Cultural heritage / Hawke's Bay
Bottom / MAS centenary / Made for today a century ago
MAS centenary / Made for today a century ago