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Mātai is a non-profit research institution. Your support is essential to helping us advance our understanding of the brain, heart, and body to deliver health benefits regionally and globally.


MRI is unsurpassed in its capabilities to transform our understanding of health. It is safe, non-invasive, and can reduce the need for unnecessary invasive surgeries. Advances in medical imaging, which include scan clarity and shortening scan time, have the potential to redefine the way we identify disease and disorders, enable earlier interventions and treatments, and new ways of managing health disorders.


Your generosity will support ground-breaking research projects, Research Fellowships/PhD Students and other research expertise, scan time to enable novel new ideas to take shape, and student internships/scholarships to inspire the next generation of medical innovators. 


In return for your generosity, you will receive monthly updates on Mātai news, events, research progress, and general information. Exclusive invitations will be given when events occur. Lastly, you will be listed on the Mātai Supporter webpage.

Contact us to become a supporter

To discuss supporter options or for other enquiries please contact:


Jeanette Lepper

Phone: 027 379 0170

Mātai is a registered Charitable Trust (CC56831) undertaking not-for-profit medical imaging research in Gisborne-Tairāwhiti, New Zealand.



$2,000 per year, over three years


$5,000 per year, over three years


$10,000 per year, over three years

Rupert & Lucy Ralston

Susannah & Paul Robinson

Masfen Foundation

David Ferrier

Louise & Grant Paterson

Other Supporters

Tom Fail & Dawn Lim

Anthony Laity

Juliet Jones

Michael & Louise Morrison

Duncan & Susie Olde

Grant Bigger & Sandra Aughton