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Te Pū rauemi KOWHEORI-19 COVID-19 resource hub

Support for people working in health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find information about how you can support yourselves and others, including consumers, teams and colleagues which complements and aligns with Ministry of Health resources.

Kia āta kōwhiri Choosing Wisely

The Choosing Wisely campaign seeks to reduce harm from unnecessary and low-value tests and treatment.

The Commission has produced a number of videos of consumers, including the stories of our current and former consumer network representatives. Use the links below to access the videos.

Consumer stories & videos

Glossary of terms

Hapu: sub-tribe
Hauora: health
Himene: hymn
Hinengaro: mind; heart, conscience
Hui: meeting
Iwi: tribe; people
Kaitakawaenga: Maori liaison
Karakia: prayer
Kaumatua: male elder
Kaupapa: rule; basic idea; foundation
Korero: speaking; dialogue
Kuia: woman elder
Manaakitanga: hospitality
Marae: meeting house
Mawehe: be separated
Mihi: greet; admire
Paepae: orators; bench
Tinana: body, trunk
Tupapaku: corpse
Waiata: song or chant often following a speech
Wairua: spirit
Whānau: family
Whakamoemiti: prayers to give thanks
Whakapapa: genealogy; lineage; descent
Whakawhanaungatanga: relationships
Whare: house

Last updated: 2nd June, 2022