We’ve spent this year celebrating our centenary, looking back on our history and planning to ensure the next 100 years are just as strong. A particular focus for the year has been our mission: inspiring a healthier Aotearoa New Zealand. That’s why this issue’s theme is “purpose” – an idea we’re looking to embed in everything we do.
You don’t need to look far to find MAS Members who share this drive to make a meaningful contribution to the communities around them. In this issue, we talk to Members like Dr Gayle Souter-Brown, whose PhD research looked at how gardens can improve our mental health, and Dr Bryan Betty, a GP whose career has been dedicated to unmasking and addressing health inequities.
We profile some brilliant students in this issue, including our Here For Good scholarship winner Olivia Gray, whose education and career path has been shaped by her extensive volunteering. We also meet a group of students who are designing and building a cutting-edge electric race car, as well as the student behind a charity improving men’s mental health on campus. We look forward to seeing how these bright young people will shape the Aotearoa New Zealand of the coming century.
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Tā te Kaiwhakatika tuhipoka
I te tau kua taha ake nei, kua whakanui mātou i tō mātou huringa rautau, kua tiro whakamuri ki ō mātou kōrero o mua, kua whakamahere hoki e kia kaha tonu ai te rautau e haere ake nei. Ko tētahi aronga pū ā mātou mō te tau nei ko tā mātou whāinga: kia aweawe i tētahi Aotearoa e hauora ake ana. Koia e kīia nei ko te tāhū o tēnei whakaputanga ko te “aronga” – he whakaaro e hiahia ana mātou kia whakatō ki ā mātou mahi katoa.
Ehara i te mea me uaua te kimi haere, kitea ai ngā Mema MAS e mate ana hoki ki te whai wāhi ki ngā hapori e noho nei rātou. Ki tēnei whakaputanga, e kōrero ana mātou ki ngā Mema pēnei i a Tākuta Gayle Souter-Brown, ko tāna rangahau tohu kairangi e meinga nei te painga o te māra hei whakaora i ō mātou hauora ā-hinengaro, rāua ko Tākuta Bryan Betty, ko tētahi tākuta ā-whānau me te umanga ōna e kaha ū ana ki te huaki me te whakatutuki i ngā tauritenga-kore ā-hauora.
Ka pūrongohia ētahi tino ākonga i tēnei whakaputanga, tae rā anō ki te whakaihuwaka o tā mātou karahipi Here For Good, ki a Olivia Gray, me tana mātauranga, waihoki tana umanga e aweawetia ana e āna tini mahi tūao. Ka tūtaki hoki mātou ki tētahi hunga ākonga e hoahoa ana, e waihanga ana hoki i tētahi waka hiko rēhi tino hou, ka mutu, ka tūtaki ki te ākonga nāna anō te whanaketanga a tētahi umanga aroha e aro ana ki te hauora ā-hinengaro o te tāne i ngā pūtahitanga mātauranga. E hiamo ana mātou kia kite i ā ēnei ākonga aweawe i te Aotearoa hei te rautau e kainamu ana.
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In this issue
Above / MAS centenary / Reinventing MAS for our second 100 years
MAS centenary / Reinventing MAS for our second 100 years
Community healthcare / A Distinguished Fellow
Top / Community healthcare / A Distinguished Fellow
Bottom / Helen Clark Foundation / Lifting the lid on how we’re drinking
Helen Clark Foundation / Lifting the lid on how we’re drinking