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Powhiri at Takapuwahia Marae and Launch of Hapa Mama Hub Te Puna Wairua

Dame Cindy chose to celebrate International Women's Day by helping to launch an innovative new health initiative in Porirua – a Hapu Māmā Hub for pregnant women and babies, operated in a partnership between Ngāti Toa and the National Centre for Women's Health Research Aotearoa – Te Tātai Hauora o Hine. Programmes of care will be informed by research findings with the goal of improving health outcomes for Māori and Pasifika women and their babies. After being welcomed at a pōwhiri at Takapūwāhia Marae, Dame Cindy visited the Hub for the blessing of the building, Te Puna Wairua, and a tour of its facilities.

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