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Welcome to Tūruki

Tūruki is the Māori health workforce development strategy for the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board, providing scholarships for Māori, career advice and support, Tuakana/Teina internships and other educational initiatives.

The Hawke’s Bay DHB is the largest, progressive employer in Hawke’s Bay. Healthcare is a personally rewarding job, well-paid and a career pathway for life. Hawke’s Bay has a shortage of Māori healthcare workers and needs more to address the health concerns of Māori people living in our region. If you’re wanting a healthcare career in Hawke’s Bay, or want the opportunity to develop your career, take a look at the following opportunities available through Tūruki.

Student profiles for Maori and Indigenous studies, with Penny Prescott students Rhea Cowell and Shannon Tamepo, 27.10.11

Scholarships for Māori

If you need financial assistance to gain a healthcare qualification or to do further professional development, take a look at our scholarships for Māori healthcare workers…

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Healthcare Careers

Māori healthcare workers and support staff are in high demand. It’s never too late to start your career or to look for opportunities for professional development…

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Tuakana/Teina Internship Programme

The Tuakana/Teina Internship Programme provides teaching and learning opportunities for Māori people to share and develop skills and knowledge…

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18 hours ago

Ka mau te wehi!#BREAKING The establishment of the new Māori Health Authority has taken its first big step with Sir Mason Durie appointed to lead a Steering Group that will advise on the best composition of leaders and provide high-quality governance support to the interim board overseeing the creation of the Māori Health Authority - ensuring Māori shape a vital element of our future health system.

“Tā Mason is a pillar of the New Zealand health system and brings tremendous experience and mana to this crucial role," says Minister of Health Andrew Little

"The place of the Māori Health Authority in the future health system is important not only for Māori, but for all New Zealanders. Tā Mason’s appointment is a significant step in the reform programme as we seek to deliver better outcomes for all, in partnership."

Associate Minister of Health Peeni Henare says “He has spent his life working at the forefront of hauora Māori innovation – and so it is right that he helps us ensure that the Māori Health Authority continues to be transformative.

“The Authority will give Māori a voice and influence in how our system needs to perform better for Māori. I can’t think of anyone who is better qualified or has greater mana in this area than Tā Mason."

Sir Mason will head a Steering Group working to the Transition Unit in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, focusing on:

🌿 involving Māori in identifying candidates for the interim Māori Health Authority board, and supporting Ministers in appointing that board with a mandate from Māori

🌿 providing advice on appropriate options for governance and accountability arrangements for the Māori Health Authority.

“I hope to confirm appointments to the interim Māori Health Authority board by 1 September, subject to Cabinet’s agreement once candidates are identified,” Peeni said.
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