Our People

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

“Success is not the work of one, but the work of many” 

Ariana Brown

2022 Intern

Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Maniapoto

Ariana Brown is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Health Sciences (majoring in Public Health) and Bachelor of Laws conjoint at the University of Auckland. Her chosen study path is a reflection of her interest in helping to develop and transform health policy into policy that truly honours Te Tiriti ō Waitangi and indigenous aspirations. Through the Mātai internship programme, she hopes to learn from leading policy experts and researchers while fostering connections with iwi health providers who have worked tirelessly to better the health of Tairāwhiti so that she may have the opportunity to come home and join them once she graduates.