New Zealand has one of the highest rates of bowel cancer in the world. Regular bowel screening can save lives by finding cancer early when it can often be successfully treated.
The free National Bowel Screening Programme is being rolled out across New Zealand starting in 2017. It is being offered to men and women aged 60 to 74 who are eligible for publicly funded healthcare.
When it is your turn to be screened you will be sent an invitation letter, a consent form and a free bowel screening test kit.
You'll receive your first invitation within two years of the programme starting in your area.
The test is done at home, and is clean and simple to do.
If you would like to speak to someone about the free National Bowel Screening Programme, please call 0800 924 432 and ask for the Māori Coordinator.
You should see your doctor now if you have any bowel symptoms that concern you.
Ko Aotearoa tētahi whenua e tino kino ana te pānga mai o te mate pukupuku whēkau i te ao katoa. Ka taea te whakaora tāngata mā te whai tātari auau e kitea tōmuatia ai te mate pukupuku kia pai ai te whakamaimoatia.
Kei te hōrapatia te Kaupapa Tātari Whēkau ā-Motu koreutu puta noa i Aotearoa mai i te tīmatanga o te 2017. Kei te whakaratoa ki ngā tāne me ngā wāhine kei ngā tau 60 ki te 74 e āhei ana ki ngā manaaki hauora whai pūtea a te Kāwanatanga.
Ina tae ki tō wā kia tātaritia koe ka tukuna he reta tono ki a koe, he puka whakaaetanga me tētahi kete whakamātautau tātari whēkau koreutu.
Ka whiwhi koe i tō tono tuatahi i roto i te rua tau o te tīmatanga o te kaupapa i tō rohe.
Ka whakahaerehia te aromatawai i te kāinga, ā, he mā, me māmā hoki.
Ki te hiahia koe ki te kōrero ki tētahi tangata mō te Kaupapa Tātari Whēkau ā-Motu, me waea atu ki 0800 924 432 ka tono i te Kaiwhakarite Māori.
Me haere koe ki te kite i tō rata ināianei mēnā he māharahara ōu mō tētahi o ngā tohumate whēkau.