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Public Health

Mapu Maia has well established connection with Pacific communities, Pacific leaders, agencies and social services including government and non-government agencies. Additionally, we partner with grassroots organisations to collaborate on community projects, promote Pacific health messages and raise awareness of help services available through radio programmes, community events and social media campaigns.

We regularly run workshops and deliver presentations to church groups, sports teams, agencies and services on well-being, gambling harm, recognising symptoms, co-existing issues and help services. We provide evidence-based fact sheets, information and support to communities so that they are able to have an informed voice when addressing social issues and gambling harm within their own communities.


Zoom Presentations

Our team is committed to building resilience in communities. Our presentation covers the services Mapu Maia provides, and talks about the signs and harms of problem gambling.

To book a presentation or for more information, let us know!

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Keep Ups Podcast

We identified an opportunity to raise awareness on problem gambling, and other social health issues in delivering a podcast.

Topics discussed involve public health messaging and positive psychology with a Pacific lens.


O le soifuaga atoatoa

‘O le Soifuaga Atoatoa/A life in all its fullness’ is a radio programme currently being delivered in the Samoan language.


The show is broadcast on Wellington Access Radio by Central Region Mapu Maia clinician Fuailelagi Samoa Saleupolu Heger.

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Sensing Bros

Sensing Bros is our radio programme based in Christchurch.


The programme facilitates positive conversations that delve into issues impacting on wellbeing from a positive psychology perspective with a culturally informed lens.

Past Projects


Pacific Voices


Pacific League Series

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Life on the front foot


Play not pay youth quiz

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