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Ko Erina Korohina ahau.
I have been working as a public health practitioner since graduating from a BSc in Human Nutrition in 2006.
Nine of those years were spent living and working in Tai Tokerau supporting the workforce development of the Māori nutrition and physical activity kaimahi and working on grassroots community development programmes. I have spent time living and working in the Cook Islands supporting their development programme and more recently working as kaiārahi nutrition with the national Māori nutrition and physical activity organisation – Toi Tangata.
In 2018 I was awarded the Heart Foundation Māori Cardiovascular Fellowship and I am now embarking on a research and study journey with a kaupapa Māori focus looking at barriers, enablers and solutions to maintaining a healthy nutrition lifestyle.
In my home life I enjoy heading down the coast to connect with whānau and whenua and am passionate about learning more about sustainable living practices and systems such as maramataka to support our whānau to redevelop our papakainga.