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;
Kia Ora Hauora has a new initiative which lines up new grads with potential DHB employers. Think ‘LinkedIn’ but a platform specifically designed for Kia Ora Hauora, new grad Maori transitioning from tertiary education into health employment.
Aligned to this, is the development of Professional profiles, which is the assimilation of a CV and cover letter in one stylized document pulled together by our very own designer. These can be attached to any vacancy application.
Kia Ora Hauora is aware that under some of the Allied Health Professions a number of financial barriers exist for students completing university and undergoing the transition to employment. Kia Ora Hauora northern has a limited pool of annual funding which we would like to allocate to students experiencing hardship in this transitional space. A grant of up to $1,000.00 per person may be applied for and awarded.
Grants here can cover but are not limited to;
Northland DHB requires invoices from suppliers with the correct billing details attached, as mentioned below in the terms and conditions. Note: You may be asked to produce additional supporting information.
If you are interested in applying to receive a Transition to Employment Package you will need to;
The following lays out the pathway to attaining resource and financial support under the 'Transition to Employment' programme. Please read all information below carefully, and provide all information requested.
Note: There is finite funding/resourcing for 'Transition to Employment' programme, and once fully allocated for the year, no further support will be available until the following academic year.