Kia ora E te Iwi

Contacts for Kia Ora E te Iwi:

The Hutt: Tira Albert
04 920 1472

Porirua: Natalie Kini - Ora Toa,


The Cancer Society of New Zealand has been working collaboratively with Iwi and Maori Health Providers from around Aotearoa to make cancer support groups more accessible to Maori. To acknowledge Tangata Whenua across the motu, a Kaupapa Maori programme, Kia ora E te iwi, has been developed to be delivered for Maori by Maori.

Kia ora E te iwi a cancer education and support programme run by two trained co-facilitators for 2 hours a week over six weeks, or for two full days. The aim is to help those with cancer and their whānau to:

  • Have the confidence to discuss common concerns in a safe setting
  • Increase their knowledge of cancer and its treatment
  • Increase their knowledge of oncology services
  • Develop the confidence to ask questions
  • Build on coping skills - practical, emotional and spiritual
  • Learn about support options available
  • Plan for the future