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Dr Diana Kopua, Tohunga Mark Kopua

Dr Diana Kopua
Ngāti Porou

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.

Tohunga Mark Kopua
Te Aitanga a Hauiti, Ngāti Ira me Ngāti Porou

Mark was raised in Mangatuna, by his old people and is considered a historian by his East Coast tribes. He is renowned for his expertise as a master carver and spent 44 years in carving which includes completing 7 ancestral meeting houses. Mark has dedicated 31 years of working at the forefront of modern Moko (traditional Māori tattoo) and has trained several moko artists while still continuing to work as a moko artist and design consultant. Mark has been employed in many national and international roles. One unique role has been his involvement in Moko Ihorei (tattooed head) repatriation work and domestic and international provenance of traditional Māori carvings.

Hongihongi te wheiwheiā

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.

Dr Diana Kopua, Tohunga Mark Kopua
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