Dr Tearikivao ‘Kiki’ ONZM, FRACS


Dr Tearikivao ‘Kiki’ Maoate is a Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist based in Christchurch. He was awarded an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2014 for his dedication and commitment to Pacific Health.

In 2015 he was awarded a Commander Royal Crown of Tonga by His Majesty Tupou VI for services to the people of Tonga in health. Dr Maoate is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is the Clinical Director of the Pacific Island Programme.

He is Associate Dean, Pacific Health, University of Otago based on Christchurch. Dr Maoate has been the President of the Pasifika Medical Association Incorporated since 2008 and is a member of the Pacific Islands Surgeons Association. He is also Chairperson of the Minister of Pacific Peoples Advisory Committee as well as an advisor to the Ministry of Health Cook Islands. Dr Maoate is also Chairperson of Pasifika Futures Ltd the Pacific Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency.