Independent commentary by Dr. Matire Hardwood
Dr Matire Harwood (Ngapuhi) has worked
in Hauora Māori, primary health and
rehabilitation settings as clinician and
researcher since graduating from
Auckland Medical School in 1994.
She also holds positions on a number of
boards, committees and advisory groups
including the Health Research Council.
Matire lives in Auckland with her whānau
including partner Haunui and two young
children Te Rangiura and Waimarie.
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