Te Ara Auahi Kore (TAKe) will provide much needed high quality evidence for addressing smoking disparities between Māori and non-Māori and achieving a Tupeka Kore (Tobacco Free) Aotearoa 2025. TAKe will be conducted in partnership with Māori health providers and aligned to the indigenous arm of the International Tobacco Control Evaluation project.

Findings will provide a unique and comprehensive picture of actual or potential national, regional and whānau influences on Māori smoking.


Health Research Council (2016)

Lead investigator

Andrew Waa 

Partner organisations

Kokiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust, Ora Toa PHO (primary health organisation), Ngāti Porou Hauora, Ngā Mataapuna Oranga, National Hauora Coalition, Te Tai Tokerau PHO and Manaia PHO.

The research team also acknowledges the support from: Hāpai te Hauora, TATS (Talking about the Smokes) and ASPIRE Aotearoa.