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Pae Ora Paiaka Whaiora Hauora Māori Scholarships

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On behalf of Manawhenua Hauora & Pae Ora Paiaka Whaiora Hauora – Māori Health Directorate, MDHB is proud to release its inaugural Maori Scholarship programme to current students and kaimahi working or seeking to work across the MidCentral region.

Led by Tracee Te Huia General Manager, Māori Health Pae Ora Paiaka Whaiora Hauora – Māori Health Directorate (MDHB); MDHBs Kaimahi Ora Whānau Ora - Māori Workforce Development Strategy prioritises growing the Māori workforce and building the competency of the non-Māori workforce to improve Māori health outcomes.

“This is an incredibly exciting milestone for us and the DHB and we look forward to seeing the results and building our multidisciplinary workforce in an equitable way,”
Celina Eves, Tumuaki Tapuhi me ngā Kaiwhakawhānau, Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery.


Intent and purpose 

These scholarships aim to support the non-regulated and targeted areas of the regulated workforce to develop formal competencies in their current roles and develop their potential to move into other health sector roles and careers.
The scholarship application is available to you if you are either working, volunteering or intend to work in the MidCentral health sector and be passionate on contributing to Maori health improvement in the MidCentral district.

What does the funding cover? 

Funding is available for training at levels 2-9 (including degrees) and applications can include funding towards study fees, travel, accommodation, and Māori cultural supervision support.

Terms and conditions of application 

For full criteria, please refer to the application form which has specific sections on role coverage eligibility, exclusions, key dates, application checklist, and additional terms and conditions.

Further Information/Attachments

Contact Person

Marcy Williams, Senior Māori Workforce Development Manager
Maori Directorate, MidCentral DHB
PO Box 2056, Heretaunga Street
Palmerston North

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