Māori and Pacific Pathway


Professional Health Organisation links:

  • Maori women’s welfare league, marae
    Te Ropu Wahine Maori Toko i te Ora (Maori Women’s Welfare League Inc), is an organisation that adheres to Maori traditional values and concepts which are reflected in management principles and practices to aspire to a vision while achieving set goals and objectives.
  • Whānau ora
  • Whānau ora is an inclusive approach to providing services and opportunities to families across New Zealand. It empowers families as a whole, rather than focusing separately on individual family members and their problems.

  • Kia ora Hauora
    Kia Ora Hauora is a Māori Health workforce development programme aimed at students and current health sector workers to promote health careers as a great career choice!
  • Pasifika Medical Association
    Pasifika Medical Association is a network of Pacific health professionals, working collaboratively to strengthen Pacific health workforce capacity and capability and meet the health needs of Pacific people in the region.
  • Aotearoa Tongan Health Workers Association
    A healthy and prosperous Tongan and Pacific community in New Zealand and abroad.
  • Cook Islands Health Network
    The Cook Islands Health Network Association (NZ) exists to represent the healthcare interests of Cook Islands people in New Zealand by promoting health and wellbeing, contributing to and participating in health development in New Zealand.
  • Pasifikology
  • A network of Pasifika psychologists, graduates and students of psychology.

Professional Development

Huarahi Whakatū

CCDHB Nursing and Midwifery Leadership (NAML) group recognise the Huarahi Whakatū Maori PDRP as a legitimate programme that supports Māori Nursing workforce across the CCDHB Nursing services. For more information about the Huarahi Whakatū PDRP please visit the Te Rau Matatini website.

Hauora Māori Training Funds

Capital & Coast DHB (CCDHB) is pleased to announce the opportunity to apply for funding to attend a training programme to complete a relevant qualification to support delivery of health and disability services to Māori. This funding is for the non-regulated Māori health and disability workforce.

Non-regulated staff are able to attain certificates, diplomas and graduate diplomas from Levels 2 to 7* on the NZQA framework (degrees/masters papers excluded and *conditions apply with Level 7 applications).

Find out more about the Hauora Māori training fund and how to apply.

Aniva qualifications

The Aniva programme offers NZQA approved qualifications with a specific focus on Pacific health for nurses and unregulated health workers. It aims to support Pacific Health professionals and providers to meet the needs of Pacific communities with more effective, culturally competent practice and provides workforce development for Pacific health workers as part of the Ministry of Health’s Pacific Health Strategy. For more information visit https://www.pacificperspectives.co.nz/aniva

Tipu Ora Hauora Māori education programmes

Tipu Ora is a Private Training Establishment registered with NZQA and has been providing Education, training and qualifications since 2002. These programmes are open to the Hauora Workforce and those who are considering Hauora as a career pathway. Both programmes are fully funded and are made up of unit standards off the National Qualifications Framework.

The programmes provide a strong reference to Kaupapa and Matauranga Maori throughout the duration. The National Certificate in Hauora (Level 4) is the pre requisite to the National Diploma in Hauora (Level 6), so students would need to complete the certificate before enrolling for the diploma. Tipu Ora's NZQA accreditation also allows for unit standards from both programmes to be cross credited towards higher level courses on the framework.


Tipu Ora brochure

Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō

Ngā Manukura o Āpōpō offers Clinical and Advanced Clinical Leaders in Māori nursing and midwifery the opportunity to participate in a Māori clinical leadership programme. Over the next four years, there will be four Clinical Leader cohorts and four Advanced Clinical Leader cohorts. The Clinical Leadership Training starts this year with the Advanced Clinical Leader cohort, which is now fully subscribed. The 8-day Clinical Leadership training consists of four 2-day noho marae spread over a 4-month period. The sessions are designed to stimulate learning, discussion, debate and action

Professional development series -  Equity

CCDHB provides resources to help you improve health outcomes for our communities.

The Health Equity Assessment Tool: A User's Guide

The Health Equity Assessment Tool: A User's Guide, has been developed by the University of Otago, Wellington, to help facilitate the use of the Health Equity Assessment Tool (HEAT)

Māori and Pacific Nursing Workforce Supports

Pacific Health Research Summer Studentship:

These studentships, worth $5,000, aim to introduce research to Pacific students wanting to develop their research skills with supervision and guidance from experienced senior researchers. They provide an opportunity to develop a career in health research by working on a 10-week project over the summer break.

All the information you need to apply for a summer studentship is now available here on HRC Gateway.

Last updated 27 July 2022.