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Napier Conference Centre

24-25 August 2019

The Role of Systemic Racism in Maintaining Ethnic Inequalities in NZ

Sunday 25th August

9.30 - 10.30am


Dr Owen Sinclair a Māori Paediatrician and lecturer in health in equalities will present an evidence based argument that ethnic inequalities are endemic in the New Zealand health system and New Zealand society. He will discuss why ethnic inequalities are accepted as normal and without attitude change they will persist and cause harm to New Zealanders.



Dr Owen Sinclair is a Māori paediatrician practising at Waitemata District Health Board in Auckland. He both a paediatric emergency specialist and general paediatrician. He has completed a masters thesis in ethnic inequalities in health and lectures on this at the University of Auckland.

He is a husband (JO) and father of James (11) and Lucy (8). He coaches his children's rugby hockey and cricket and is chairman of the board of their school. He enjoys fishing gardening and cooking.

Sunday 25th August

11.00am - 12.00pm

Dr A group based discussion with high levels of participation from health providers trying to determine what are the barriers in health services for Māori.

Moving towards gold standard care for Māori patients