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He Wahakura - English

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A Ngāti Kahungunu doctor has developed a solution to help address the high rates of cot death in Māori babies.The product known as a wahakura is based on Māori values and practices and supports whānau, hapū and iwi to take greater control over real issues in contemporary Māori society.

The product is a result of knowledge from 3 sources:

  • Health statistics and research
  • Māori knowledge, values and beliefs
  • Skills and knowledge of weavers

The combination of these 3 pools of knowledge result in a product which meet an area of high need in Aotearoa.

This text supports and acknowledges that hangarau practice is an outcome of knowledge domains drawn from other areas.

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