Improving Maori Health Outcomes - On Demand

About the event

This course is provided by College Education and Training, a business unit of Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.

Presented by:

Kevin Pewhairangi

Ka piki au ki te taumata rā o Marotiri. Ka titiro iho au, ki huarahi I haere ai aku mātua tipuna, ki te kimi oranga I nga takutai a Ruataupare!

I climb to the top of my mountain Marotiri, where I sit and look at the various paths taken by my ancestors in their quest to find wellbeing from the coast of Ruataupare.

Tihei mauri ora.

Ko Marotiri te maunga

Ko Mangahauini te awa

Ko te whānau a Ruataupare te hapu

Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi.

Ko Horouta te waka.

Ko Kevin Pewhairangi taku ingoa.

Kevin grew up on the East Coast of New Zealand in Tokomaru Bay. He has been a pharmacist for 9 years and currently lives in Gisborne where he has recently opened a new pharmacy, Horouta Pharmacy, with his wife Kasey.

He is the current president of the Māori Pharmacists’ Association and a proud parent of three boys, Mikaele, Mataio and Luka. Kevin was raised in Te Ao Māori with Te Reo Māori being his first language. Kapa haka and being at the Marae were also the norm for Kevin when growing up. He believes the values and traditions gained from these are important and will be passed on to his children.

Course Information:

On completion of this course, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Describe the Māori world view (Te Ao Māori) of well-being and the importance of identity and Turangawaewae.
  • Explain the effects of colonisation, urbanisation and poverty on health and well-being.
  • Explain why there is a need for Māori health equity.
  • Identify the biggest issues Māori people encounter within the health system and describe strategies to improve these
  • Explain Whānau Ora and identify providers in your area.


Pharmacists must achieve an 80% pass mark in order to complete the course.

One learning package must be purchased for each individual to complete the course.

This course has been accredited by PSNZ ENHANCE for 2 hours of Group 2 learning and pharmacists may allocate 4 Group TWO points on successful completion of the learning activity, evidenced by receipt of the PSNZ College Certificate of achievement.

Pre reading is not assessed. Allocate Group 1 points based on one point per hour.

Non Member Registration

Non PSNZ members can register for this event. Please note you will need to register as a user on the PSNZ website before you can register to attend the event. Look for the "New user? Register now" option at the bottom of the Login screen.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

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Cancellation more than seven days before the webinar:

A full refund is available. This amount may be refunded, or transferred to another course or another person.

Cancellation between two and seven days before the webinar:

  • A 50% refund is available. This amount may be refunded, or transferred to another course or another person.

Cancellation the day before, the day of, or after the webinar:

  • No refund available.

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By enrolling in this training, you are confirming that all work undertaken within this training programme and assessment answers are your own. If there are grounds to believe that cheating or plagiarism has occurred, we will investigate and your work may be disallowed and you will be unable to complete the training.