Everything we do at the College seeks to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequities. Part of that work is extending support and manaakitanga to M膩ori members at all stages of their GP or rural hospital medicine careers.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini

My strength is not that of a single warrior but that of many

M膩ori GPEP year 1 registrars

Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox (T奴hoe) is the College鈥檚 Pou Whirinaki. She offers clinical and pastoral support to M膩ori registrars studying GPEP year one and oversees the development of the curriculum. Registrars can contact Maia by emailing Pou.Whirinaki@rnzcgp.org.nz

Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox
Dr Maia Melbourne-Wilcox (T奴hoe) (pictured right) is the College鈥檚 Pou Whirinaki. Here she is with College President Dr Samantha Murton receiving the President's Service Medal for her service to M膩ori during the COVID-19 pandemic.

M膩ori GPEP year 2 and 3 registrars

Year two and three registrars can be assigned a visiting M膩ori medical educator to offer clinical and pastoral support. Registrars are welcome to opt out of this if they do not require this type of support. Registrars can email gpep2@rnzcgp.org.nz to ask for a M膩ori medical educator to be assigned to them.

Become a part of Te Akoranga a M膩ui

All M膩ori registrars joining the College are invited to be part of our growing r艒p奴 by joining Te Akoranga a M膩ui, our M膩ori GP representative group.

If you identify as M膩ori you will automatically join Te Akoranga a M膩ui when you join the College. However, you can also opt out or opt in at any time by emailing membership@rnzcgp.org.nz

Read more about Te Akoranga a M膩ui.

The College Equity Team

The Equity team are responsible for the implementation of the College鈥檚 M膩ori Strategy, Equity Position Statement and specific health equity provisions for Pasifika. They are led by Tumuaki M膩ori and Head of Equity [recruitment underway August 2023]. Functions of the equity team include:

  • Providing expertise and advice on M膩ori cultural protocols and processes.
  • Providing advice and expertise on M膩ori and health equity across the College鈥檚 work programmes.
  • Reviewing College documents with a M膩ori and health equity lens.
  • Embedding M膩ori and health equity into the College鈥檚 work programmes.
  • Providing leadership and advocacy across the primary health sector to achieve equitable health outcomes for M膩ori.
  • Being involved in Te Ahunga, the College鈥檚 orientation for GPEP year 1 registrars.
  • Supporting the Pasifika Chapter, the Rural GP Chapter, the Division of Rural Hospital Medicine and engagement with Te Akoranga a M膩ui.