New Zealand Science Review 2023-02-15T01:54:06+00:00 Editorial Board Open Journal Systems <p><span style="font-size: 14px; color: #000000;"><em><span style="font-weight: 400;">New Zealand Science Review</span></em><span style="font-weight: 400;"> provides a forum for the discussion of issues of relevance to science in Aotearoa New Zealand in the past, present and future. It is aimed at scientists, decision makers, and the interested public.</span></span></p> Consulting with Māori during development of a point-of-care device; translational and experiential findings. 2023-02-15T01:54:06+00:00 Te-Rina King-Hudson Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll Renwick Dobson <p><strong>Aim:</strong> To consult with Māori on the design and development of a direct-to-consumer point-of-care (POC) device and gather views on point-of-care testing and biotechnology.</p> <p><strong>Method:</strong> One-on-one interviews and small group hui with self-identified Māori university staff and students (n = 6) conducted by an early-career Māori scientist. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Results: </strong>Key themes were the importance of achieving improved health outcomes for Māori through addressing known socioeconomic, geographic, and cultural factors that perpetuate health disparities. Other findings were the value of recognising the diversity in modern Māori identities, perspectives, and communities, as well as views on using synthetic biomolecules in medical devices and perceptions of biotechnology, and the potential for cultural over-engagement or misplaced focus in consultation. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Conclusion: </strong>In this article, we describe our approach and experience of consultation led by a Māori lab-based scientist, and report unique perspectives of biotechnology from non-expert Māori academics for the first time. Direct-to-consumer POC testing may promote kaupapa Māori values such as tino rangatiratanga, whakawhanaungatanga and tikanga, which may help Māori overcome barriers to health care and testing, a key step in achieving improved health outcomes.</p> 2023-02-15T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 New Zealand Association of Scientists: Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways submission 2022-12-19T18:59:55+00:00 New Zealand Association of Scientists <p>-</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 The New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards for 2021 2022-12-19T18:46:12+00:00 Editors <p>-</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 The New Zealand Association of Scientists Awards for 2022 2022-12-19T18:50:51+00:00 Editors <p>-</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Donald Dalglish McGregor 2022-12-19T19:02:34+00:00 Willie Smith <p>-</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Reform for a future-focused science system 2022-12-19T18:52:37+00:00 Tara Thurlow-Rae <p>-</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 NZAS Council Perspectives on Mātauranga Māori and Science 2022-12-19T18:54:47+00:00 NZAS Council <p>-</p> 2023-03-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 President’s column 2022-12-19T21:56:08+00:00 Lucy Stewart <p>-</p> 2022-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Lucy C. Stewart