Psychiatrist Dr Diana Kopua (Ngāti Porou) – MBChB and FRANZCP, has been awarded the
prestigious Dr Maarire Goodall award 2020 for her on-going contribution to Māori Health.
Presented by Te ORA, the Māori Medical Practitioners Association, the annual Dr Maarire Goodall
Award aims to support and celebrate the contributions of Māori health professionals working at the
very highest levels. Established in 1997 Dr Goodall sought to celebrate the life-long careers of Māori
medical professionals. “Dr Di Kopua is a great example of the ‘doctor-scientist and social justice champion.
Hongihongite wheiwheiā: Barriers to meaningfully addressing racism in Aotearoa.
Hongihongi te wheiwheiā is a Mahi a Atua principle that encourages a culture of feedback in order
to create meaningful change and address inequities in Aotearoa. This presentation provides some
feedback and wonderings on the role of te Tiriti and racism in Aotearoa.