Kia Ora Hauora Tertiary Support Programme | Northland DHB

Kia Ora Hauora Tertiary Support Programme

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

This document lays out the pathway to attaining resource and financial support for one or more items listed in the Tertiary Support Package i.e Travel assistance, Accommodation Grant and Laptops. 

Please read all information below carefully, and provide all information requested.

Note: There is finite funding/resourcing for Tertiary Support Packages, and once they have been fully allocated for the year, no further support will be available until the following academic year.

Before You Begin

Before submitting your application please complete and note the following:

  • Read the Terms and Conditions for the Tertiary Support package
  • If you submit this agreement and then withdraw from your programme of study, this will affect future decisions for support
  • Incomplete applications will be not be processed.  Requested documents must be uploaded e.g. confirmation of enrolment letter, confirmation of tertiary accommodation, time table etc. 
  • If you withdraw from your programme of study before completion or graduation you agree to return the laptop to the Workforce Advisor, Māori Health, Northland District Health Board
  • Northland District Health Board requires all recipients to provide a personal biography.  This includes your pepeha and programme of study.  In signing this agreement you accept that your biography will be added to the Kia Ora Hauora Northern Facebook page.
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