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Our Ōritetanga & equity work

We recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the founding document of New Zealand. 

Ōritetanga as set out in Te Tiriti o Waitangi, connects our commitment to Māori as tāngata whenua (people of the land) and our work to improve health equity.

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How we translate this into practice:

  • Leadership at all levels including - Chief Advisor Tikanga (Executive leadership), GM Māori Health (Senior leadership) and  Kaunihera Kaumatua (Council of esteemed elders)
  • Free on-site Te Reo Māori classes for staff and their whānau
  • Matāriki Awards: Celebrating everything our people do to improve  our whānau experience, eliminate health inequities for Māori and / or develop the Māori workforce through our values
  • Kahui Hononga Māori Staff hui three times per year to showcase Māori intelligence and connect champions of Māori health gains
  • It is essential that our workforce engages effectively with our culturally diverse community, so we offer developmental opportunities to help you identify resources, build knowledge, and link with networks related to improving health equity
  • Valuing and utilizing Māori intelligence in the design and delivery of health services

HWNZ (CTA) Hauora Māori Funding - applications are open for the 2020 study

We are pleased to invite Māori health workers to apply for scholarship support funding to undertake training. This funding support is from Health Workforce NZ (HWNZ—formerly CTA) and can be used by Māori health workers to enrol on an accredited course, covering tuition costs, some relief staff hours, cultural support, mentoring, travel and accommodation, where applicable.

To apply, download the application form by clicking on this link: Application Form

Please contact Selah Hart if you have any queries or require further information.