Kia Ora Hauora | Northland DHB

Kia Ora Hauora

About the Kia Ora Hauora Progamme

The Kia Ora Hauora Programme is an innovative Māori health workforce development programme for Aotearoa. In most regions the programme is delivered via our District Health Boards or community partners.  

Our aim is to successfully recruit and support more Māori into the Health Workforce by reducing barriers to accessing tertiary education and increasing the number of Māori receiving qualification by supporting retention efforts whilst studying.

There are a number of strategies that we use to do this.  Some of these strategies include;

  • Internships/Cadetships
  • Workplace exposure/placements
  • Study Wananga
  • Scholarship workshops
  • Scholarships & Grants
  • Tertiary Support packages
Application Requirements

If you are interested in applying to receive/engage in any one of the packages above, you will need to;

  • Be of Māori decent
  • Be registered with Kia Ora Hauora.  You can do this at 
  • Be studying with a registered tertiary provider in NZ
  • Your course of study will be relevant to the health & disability sector and sit on the NZQA framework

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