Emma Espiner

Emma Espiner (Ngāti Tukorehe, Ngāti Porou) is a doctor and writer, who works at Middlemore Hospital. She comments on social issues, equity, health, and politics. She is the host of podcast Getting Better: A Year in the Life of a Māori Medical Student.

Aug 31, 2021
Simon Bridges in t shirt and shorts, patting a baby yak in a paddock

Simon Bridges is still figuring himself out – National Identity, reviewed

His memoir contains a lot more nuance than you'd expect.

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Aug 16, 2021

The strange realities of being a doctor on the night shift

First year doctor Emma Espiner shares the madness and mundanity of working nights in Middlemore Hospital’s medical ward. 

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Mar 30, 2021
Black and white photograph of Charlotte Grimshaw as a baby with her mother, Kay.

A life rewritten: Charlotte Grimshaw’s memoir The Mirror Book, reviewed

'Lovely childhood, house full of books.' That's the story the family told about themselves – but The Mirror Book shatters it all.

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Feb 8, 2021

Review: The Checkup smartly answers all your stupid medical questions

Doctor Emma Espiner watches TVNZ's The Checkup, which promises to tell you the things about health that you really want to know.

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Oct 28, 2020

The doctor devoted to improving Māori breast cancer care

Emma Espiner talks to Dr Maxine Ronald, the only wahine Māori consultant breast cancer surgeon in the world, about inequities in breast cancer outcomes for Māori.

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