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Establishing an advocacy and support network for trans Māori

Purpose of report

This report brings together information to discuss the establishment of an advocacy and support service for trans people living in the Waikato region.

The report makes use of terminology espoused by the Wellington-based trans advocacy network called Tapatoru. The Tapatoru network website refers to Māori trans people as Whānau, and the term Whāngai is used to describe non-Māori trans people, and also those who support and advocate on their behalf.