Kia ora e te iwi

Kia ora te kaupapa e karanga nei

Haere mai haere mai haere mai


Ngā mihi ki o tātou tini aitua

Kua hinga, kua hoki atu ki tua o te ārai Haere ngā mate

Haere haere haere Rātou ki a rātou

Tātou ki a tātou te hunga ora

He mihi mahana

Tēnā koutou

Tēnā koutou

Tēnā tātou katoa.


Hē aha te mea nui ō te ao?

He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!

What is the most important thing in the world?

It is people! It is people! It is people!

Kia ora - E te iwi Whakapapa | About the programme  

Kia ora - E te iwi is for people with cancer, their whānau, health professionals and people working alongside those affected by cancer. The hui provides an opportunity for whānau to participate, have input and to receive information and support. The real strength of Kia ora - E te iwi is that it enables whānau to come together, to kōrero, in a safe environment to share and support each other.

At Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa (Cancer Society NZ), we are committed to improving health outcomes for Māori by supporting whānau to live life well with and beyond cancer.

To support and awhi whānau Māori across the motu, our kaimaihi Māori re-worked the original Kia ora - E te iwi, which had been adopted from the Living Well with Cancer programme in 2011. In 2020 we updated the content, branding and resources.



Our commitment to Equity

At Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa we are committed to improving cancer outcomes for Māori.

Go to our Equity Charter

Further information

If you are interested in coming to a Kia ora - E te iwi hui, please contact your local Cancer Society Centre for more information. 

We are planning a number of Kia ora - E te iwi hui for 2024, so watch this space.

Find your nearest Cancer Society office


Last updated: April 8, 2024