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4 days ago

#MAHIALERT Te Pāti Māori are looking for that special person to join our Leader's Office team, based in Wellington. We are on the hunt for someone who has a range of skills; someone that can advance our strategy, support our Co-Leaders and team, move between writing and coordinating communications, to giving advice on policy; someone who can manaaki manuhiri, a critical thinker that can sweep the floor when needed.

Our Leader's Office structure is one that is integrated and whānau based ("integrated" is code word for "we all do everything"😂) You will join a team of Kaiarahi who you will end up referring to as your whānau.

Ko te mea nui rawa atu - me pūmau tō aronga ki te kaupapa o te Mana Motuhake me te Tino Rangatiratanga. So if you would like to take a risk and step into the Unapologetic World 🌏 of Rawiri Waititi MP and Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, click on the link below ⬇️ and apply now! You will have a blast, we promise!

careers.parliament.govt.nz/blob/Kaiarahi+-+Maori+Leaders+Feb+2021.pdf?bm=intjd&id=02c3vhammo5j13k...

Ps - You must also come with a sense of humour....lord knows this whare needs a bit of it! 😂

#BelieveInMāori
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5 days ago

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5 days ago

Sandra Corbett and Kerri Nuku our Kahungunu wahine toa. Representing Maori nurses at the mana wahine Waitangi Tribunal. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Have you applied for a scholarship yet?

Mouhapainga Scholarships are now open. You are eligible for the above scholarship if:
✅ You are completing or doing papers towards a degree, post graduate diploma or masters.
✅ You work, intend to work or volunteer in the health sector and the qualification support hauora Māori career development.
✅ You agree to participate in any promotion activities associated with the scholarship.
✅ You agree that information can be shared pursuant to the Privacy Act 1993.

For more information and to apply please visit www.turuki.org.nz
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Have you applied for a scholarship yet? 

Mouhapainga Scholarships are now open. You are eligible for the above scholarship if:
✅ You are completing or doing papers towards a degree, post graduate diploma or masters.
✅ You work, intend to work or volunteer in the health sector and the qualification support hauora Māori career development.
✅ You agree to participate in any promotion activities associated with the scholarship.
✅ You agree that information can be shared pursuant to the Privacy Act 1993.

For more information and to apply please visit www.turuki.org.nz

2 weeks ago

❗️Tūruki Scholarships Database Update❗️

All applications for the Mounukuhia - HWNZ Hauora Māori Training Fund must be submitted tonight by 11.59pm. The website will be undergoing a 24-hour update which includes new application forms and bug fixes.

If you have any concerns you can message us, or contact Heneriata at Heneriata.Paringatai@hbdhb.govt.nz
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❗️Tūruki Scholarships Database Update❗️

All applications for the Mounukuhia - HWNZ Hauora Māori Training Fund must be submitted tonight by 11.59pm. The website will be undergoing a 24-hour update which includes new application forms and bug fixes. 

If you have any concerns you can message us, or contact Heneriata at Heneriata.Paringatai@hbdhb.govt.nz

4 weeks ago

Be inspired by the wealth of Māori research happening at Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa, Massey University. The latest publication of 'Rangahau - Research at Massey' is, this year, totally dedicated to Māori researchers. We will be profiling some of the researchers here on our page but you can also check it out online here. sites.massey.ac.nz/rangahau2020/ ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

COVID-19 Update

Updated 1.55pm 29 Jan with new location of interest

Genome sequencing has confirmed the two border-related COVID-19 cases reported last night are the variant first identified in South Africa.

From the information we currently have, it appears these cases have a link to the managed isolation facility at the Pullman Hotel however further investigation is underway to confirm how closely these new cases are linked to the previously reported case in Northland.

The two latest cases have now been transferred to a quarantine facility in Auckland, separate from the Pullman. A third family member, who has returned negative COVID-19 tests, is currently isolating at home.

Eight locations of interest have been identified in relation to the two latest cases and are listed below. From information available so far, we have identified 11 close contacts - all of whom are isolating and have had their first test. Five results have come back negative, and the results of the remainder are still to come back.

Investigations will continue today into the latest two cases, including further interviews with contact tracing staff. As a result, a potential increase in the number of locations of interest, close and casual plus contacts is expected. We will update these on our social media and website.

Locations of interest

From the information we have to date, we know the risk of transmission from any particular location of interest is low.

The public health advice to businesses is that all the staff on-site at the same time as the case should get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative test result.

Locations of interest and required actions:

15 January
BBQ King Albany, 5-6pm Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline

16 January
- BBQ King Albany, 5-6pm Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline
- ASB Westfield Albany Branch 9.16am-9.33am Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline.

17 January
- BBQ King, Albany, 11am - 2pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline
- Pak n Save Silverdale, 2pm - 2.30pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline
- BBQ King, Albany, 5pm - 9pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline

18 January
- Pak n Save Silverdale, 12 noon - 12.30pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline
- BBQ King, Albany, 12.30 pm - 3 pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline
- Caltex Orewa, 1pm - 1.30pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline
- BBQ King, 5pm - 9pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline

21 January
- Pak n save Silverdale, 1.37-1.53pm stay home and get tested, call Healthline ASAP
- ASB Wairau Valley, 2.06-2.09pm stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline

23 January
- New World Orewa, 12.30-1.30pm stay home and get tested on ASAP, call Healthline.
- Hickeys Pharmacy, Orewa, 12.30pm - 1.30pm. Please stay home and get tested on 28 January, call Healthline

24 January
- Farmers at Westfield Albany, 11.29 - 12.08pm. Please stay home and get tested on 29 January, call Healthline
- Tai Ping Supermarket Albany, 12 noon - 1 pm. Please stay home and get tested on 29 January, call Healthline

25 January
- Caltex Orewa 2.15 – 2.30pm Stay home and get tested on 30 January, call Healthline
- Pak n Save Silverdale 2.35-3.02pm Stay home and get tested on 30 January, call Healthline

26 January
- Tai Ping Supermarket Northcote, 12.57pm - 1.45pm. Please stay home and get tested on 31 January, call Healthline
- DuaHua Supermarket Northcote, 12.57-1.45pm Stay home and get tested on 31 January, call Healthline

Testing in the community
Two new pop up testing stations have been opened north of Auckland to manage the expected demand in testing over the coming days.

The pop up testing centres are in Orewa and Albany and are in addition to the six regional community testing centres and a number of other primary care clinics offering testing.

We anticipate the potential for some delays at the some of the sites, which is why extra staff from other sites south of Auckland have been transferred to the North Shore to help out, while public health staff will be walking through any queued cars, carrying out welfare checks, and ensuring people waiting are looked after.

Further details are available here: www.arphs.health.nz/public-health-topics/covid-19/

In the first few hours, almost 600 people had been tested at the two pop-up sites.

In Northland, testing numbers have remained high but manageable. Since 24 January, a total of 3,515 tests have been carried out.

On Wednesday, a total of 8,306 tests were processed nationally.

The seven-day rolling average for testing up to yesterday is 5,176 tests processed.

Update on Northland case

As previously reported, the Northland case is now considered recovered.

More than 600 people have now been identified as casual plus contacts as a result of either using a QR code or contacting Healthline. Of that number more than 450 have returned a negative test. We are continuing to monitor the remaining people to ensure tests are taken. We are aware these numbers may continue to change daily.

Case numbers
In addition to the previously reported cases last night, there are 3 new border cases of COVID-19 - all have been transferred to a quarantine facility. Of these cases, two arrived on 24 January and tested positive on day 2. The third arrived on 23 January and tested positive on day 3.

Four previously reported cases have now recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 69. Our total number of confirmed cases is 1,943.

NZ COVID Tracer
NZ COVID Tracer now has 2,514,708 registered users.

The total number of poster scans is now 162,282,854.

Users have created a total of 6,658,969 manual diary entries.

We’re currently seeing a healthy increase every day in scanning. Your efforts to scan in are helping New Zealand’s response to COVID-19.

It’s incredibly important that people keep a record of where they’ve been. It can help support contact tracers in tracing potential close and casual contacts of people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
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1 month ago

Kia Mataara e hoa mā!COVID-19 update

Two people who completed their managed isolation in the same facility and at the same time as the Northland case are now being treated as confirmed COVID-19 infections.

We still can't rule these out as historical infections, test results so far indicate the two people may have contracted COVID-19 towards the end of their stay in managed isolation, after returning two negative tests each during their stay.

Genome sequencing results, which are expected tomorrow, and serology results expected the following day, will help develop the picture further.

There is no evidence so far that suggests community transmission.

However, out of an abundance of caution we are now responding as if these are confirmed current infections.

People who have visited the locations listed below during the time period, and anyone in Auckland with symptoms, are asked to isolate and call Healthline to arrange a test and remain isolated until they receive their result.

Locations of interest and required actions

15 January
BBQ King Albany, 5-6pm Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline

16 January
- BBQ King Albany, 5-6pm Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline
- ASB Westfield Albany Branch 9.16am-9.33am Stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline.

17 January
- BBQ King, Albany, 11am - 2pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline
- Pak n Save Silverdale, 2pm - 2.30pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline
- BBQ King, Albany, 5pm - 9pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline

18 January
- Pak n Save Silverdale, 12 noon - 12.30pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline
- BBQ King, Albany, 12.30 pm - 3 pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline
- Caltex Orewa, 1pm - 1.30pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline
- BBQ King, 5pm - 9pm. Please stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline

21 January
- Pak n save Silverdale, 1.37-1.53pm stay home and get tested, call Healthline ASAP
- ASB Wairau Valley, 2.06-2.09pm stay home and get tested ASAP, call Healthline

23 January
- New World Orewa, 12.30-1.30pm stay home and get tested on ASAP, call Healthline.
- Hickeys Pharmacy, Orewa, 12.30pm - 1.30pm. Please stay home and get tested on 28 January, call Healthline

24 January
- Farmers at Westfield Albany, 11.29 - 12.08pm. Please stay home and get tested on 29 January, call Healthline
- Tai Ping Supermarket Albany, 12 noon - 1 pm. Please stay home and get tested on 29 January, call Healthline

25 January
- Caltex Orewa 2.15 – 2.30pm Stay home and get tested on 30 January, call Healthline
- Pak n Save Silverdale 2.35-3.02pm Stay home and get tested on 30 January, call Healthline

26 January
- Tai Ping Supermarket Northcote, 12.57pm - 1.45pm. Please stay home and get tested on 31 January, call Healthline
- DuaHua Supermarket Northcote, 12.57-1.45pm Stay home and get tested on 31 January, call Healthline

A third person in the family’s bubble has tested negative. The two family members who tested positive are in the process of being moved to Auckland’s quarantine facility.

Further interviews are being carried out to determine the family’s detailed movements since they left managed isolation to identify close and casual contacts.

A number of steps have already been put in place at the Pullman hotel including:
- a deep clean of commonly used areas
- increasing hotel ventilation
- requesting returnees who’ve recently left, to not fly, to stay home and have an additional test within 48 hours
- restricting staff from working at other sites
- tighter restrictions on movement of returnees including no arrivals or departures from the facility.

A number of walk-in / drive-through community testing centres will be open in Auckland — some with extended hours. These can be found on the ARPHS website
www.arphs.health.nz/public-health-topics/covid-19/where-to-get-tested/ and Healthline will have this information too.

This website also includes extra pop-up community testing centres, targeted to North Auckland.

Remember to wash your hands; use a mask on public transport and use the NZ COVID Tracer App. If you develop symptoms, self-isolate and seek advice from Healthline about getting a test.
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Kia Mataara e hoa mā!

1 month ago

COVID-19 Update

The Ministry of Health can today confirm that the woman who recently travelled from overseas and completed their stay in managed isolation in the Pullman hotel in Auckland has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

The woman and her only close household contact are isolating at their home south of Whangarei.

The Northland District Health Board Medical Officer of Health has undertaken an assessment of the case and their close household contact, and it has been determined that the pair are currently able to isolate at home. The situation will be monitored closely to ensure there is no public health risk.

Following a further interview with the woman, contact tracing has now found the woman has 15 close contacts. All 15 close contacts have been contacted by health officials, are self-isolating and have been tested.

Of the 15 close contacts, so far we know that two have returned negative test results.

Whole genome sequencing results for the woman have confirmed that she has contracted the South African variant, B.1.3.5.1.

We continue to monitor advice from the World Health Organization on this variant. Currently there’s limited epidemiological data available on the B.1.3.5.1 variant, making it harder to study. The preliminary concern of this variant is that the mutation affects the body’s immune response to it and its transmissibility.

New forms, or variants, of the virus have become increasingly common around the world – and we have expected to see them here in New Zealand.

Link to managed isolation
Whole genome sequencing has linked the case to another guest who was in the managed isolation facility. Their genome sequencing results are identical, leading us to suspect a managed isolation facility transmission.

Early information suggests the transmission occurred between 9 January and 13 January.

Routine testing picked up COVID-19 in the other guest, and this person was transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility on 13 January. They have been classified as recovered and were due to be released but will be asked to stay on for now.

As expected, there have been other cases in the same MIF and we are investigating any possible links between cases to exclude transmission within the MIF.

COVID Tracer app notifications were issued last night to more than 160 people who visited locations of interest and used the COVID Tracer App.

People who were in the vicinity of the person and have enabled Bluetooth functionality on their app have started to receive notifications. Pleasingly 200,000 people enabled Bluetooth on the app yesterday.

A list of 30 locations of interest is available on the Ministry’s website.

Public Health clinical staff made calls to the businesses at the locations of interest last night to provide public health advice. Additional follow-up is happening today.

It's important to use the NZ COVID Tracer app to scan QR codes and turn on Bluetooth functionality.

Community testing stations

Northland and Auckland health officials have worked to provide additional testing sites in the area that the woman went to after leaving managed isolation.

There is high demand at community testing centres in Northland currently. It is important that anyone who went to a location of interest around the same time of the case, or may be showing symptoms, is prioritised to get a test.

Northland community testing is available now at: Mangawhai Domain, today until Wednesday; the Ngati Hine Health Trust in Kawakawa; the Turner Centre in KeriKeri today and tomorrow; the Visitor Centre at Ruakaka today and tomorrow until 4pm; and Winger Crescent in Kamo, Whangarei. Testing is also available at Daragaville, Rawene and Kaitaia Hospital

For further information about hours and other community testing sites in the area please go to www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service has a full list of community testing centres throughout the region here www.arphs.health.nz/public-health-topics/covid-19/where-to-get-tested/

For anyone that has not been to a location of interest but is concerned, contact Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or call your GP to see if you need to have a test. Please remember to stay home if you are unwell, maintain stringent hygiene practices, including washing and drying your hands and cough or sneeze into your elbow.

6 cases in managed isolation today

There are 6 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement yesterday.

Twenty previously reported cases have now recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 64. Our total number of confirmed cases is 1,932.

The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 1,489,913.

On Sunday, 2,678 tests were processed. The seven-day rolling average up to yesterday is 3,451 tests processed.
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1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Tuakana Teina 2020

Yesterday we said goodbye to 5 interns who have contributed fresh perspectives to Māori health for the past eight weeks. The interns presented their research projects to staff this week focussing on:
• increasing access to sexual health information and resources for Māori
• increasing access to dental care for rangatahi Māori
• improving rangatahi access to primary care services via Patient Portal (ManageMyHealth)
• understanding the barriers and enablers of access to flu vaccination for kaumātua in the pharmacy setting
• understanding the gout experiences of Māori men
• understanding the barriers and enablers of access to the Bowel Screening Programme for kaumātua.
These projects were meaningful and will inform change in the health system. Each intern provided fresh, young and new perspectives of hauora that improves the way health is achieved. It was a joy to gain five new colleagues over the eight-week programme. We are proud of them and wish them all the best for the future.

Tūruki! Tūruki! Paneke! Paneke!
Mā te tuakana e ārahi i te teina, mā te teina e arahi i te tuakana.

From back left: Laura Gemmell Ngati Pahauwera Health Science Otago University, Rawinia Wilcox Ngati Kahungunu Māori Health and Workforce Administrator, Heneriata Paringatai Ngati Kahungunu Ngati Porou Māori Workforce Advisor (with baby Heneriata), Ngaira Harker Ngati Kahungunu Nurse Director Māori Health and Nic Sinnott Ngati Tuwharetoa Medical student Otago University.
Front from left: Erina Rangi Ngati Porou Social Work student EIT, Shiloah Tuavera Ngati Porou Kuki Airani completed Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology Waikato University and Aidan Olsen Ngati Kahungunu Psychology student Massey University.
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Tuakana Teina 2020

Yesterday we said goodbye to 5 interns who have contributed fresh perspectives to Māori health for the past eight weeks. The interns presented their research projects to staff this week focussing on:
•       increasing access to sexual health information and resources for Māori 
•       increasing access to dental care for rangatahi Māori
•       improving rangatahi access to primary care services via Patient Portal (ManageMyHealth)
•       understanding the barriers and enablers of access to flu vaccination for kaumātua in the pharmacy setting
•       understanding the gout experiences of Māori men
•       understanding the barriers and enablers of access to the Bowel Screening Programme for kaumātua.
These projects were meaningful and will inform change in the health system. Each intern provided fresh, young and new perspectives of hauora that improves the way health is achieved. It was a joy to gain five new colleagues over the eight-week programme. We are proud of them and wish them all the best for the future.

Tūruki! Tūruki! Paneke! Paneke!
Mā te tuakana e ārahi i te teina, mā te teina e arahi i te tuakana.

From back left: Laura Gemmell Ngati Pahauwera Health Science Otago University, Rawinia Wilcox Ngati Kahungunu Māori Health and Workforce Administrator, Heneriata Paringatai Ngati Kahungunu Ngati Porou Māori Workforce Advisor (with baby Heneriata), Ngaira Harker Ngati Kahungunu Nurse Director Māori Health and Nic Sinnott Ngati Tuwharetoa Medical student Otago University.
Front from left: Erina Rangi Ngati Porou Social Work student EIT, Shiloah Tuavera Ngati Porou Kuki Airani completed Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology Waikato University and Aidan Olsen Ngati Kahungunu Psychology student Massey University.

2 months ago

ScholarshipsLooking for financial assistance with your study? The Māori Education Trust has a number of scholarships available – here are a few you might be eligible for. A link to the Trust web site where you can apply is at the bottom of this post.

Undergraduate ******

MĀORI EDUCATION TRUST UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
($1000 X 300
The Māori Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship is available to Māori undergraduate students who are in their second or subsequent year of study in 2021. Priority will be given to students with financial need.

FRANCES IRWIN HUNT ART SCHOLARSHIP
($1,000 x 10)
Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students studying in the fields of performing or cultural arts which may include, but not be limited to: dance, music, art, theatre/film. Priority will be given to students with academic merit and financial need.

NORMAN KIRK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP)
($1,000 x 20)
Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students studying at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute. Priority will be given to students with financial need and academic merit.

NICHOLAS IRWIN HUNT WRITING SCHOLARSHIP
($1000 X 3)
Available to full-time Māori undergraduate writers with preference to those studying in the field of journalism. Priority will be given to students with proven writing ability, academic merit and financial need.

NORMAN KIRK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
($1000 X 20)
Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students studying at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute. Priority will be given to students with demonstrated financial need and academic merit.

REGINA RUDLAND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Available to a full-time Māori student of Ngāti Porou descent, undertaking study in the field of Agriculture or Apiculture at Level 3 or higher.

ROSE HELLABY BURSARIES SCHOLARSHIP
($1000 X 30)
Available to Māori undergraduate students studying in the scientific, mathematical or technical fields. Priority will be given to students with academic merit and leadership skills.

ROY WATLING MITCHELL BURSARIES SCHOLARSHIP
($1000 X24)
Available to Māori undergraduate students who in their second or subsequent year of study in 2021. Priority will be given to students with financial need.

TĪ MARU MĀORI TRUST SCHOLARSHIP
($5000 X 3)
Available to full-time Māori undergraduate students enrolled in their final year of study at a recognised New Zealand tertiary institute. Priority will be given to students with academic merit.

Postgraduate *******

MĀORI EDUCATION TRUST POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
($5,000 x 9)

Available to Māori postgraduate students undertaking postgraduate study. Priority will be given to students with financial need.

MĀORI EDUCATION TRUST POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP: HAPŪ OR IWI DEVELOPMENT)
($5,000 x 5)
Available to Māori postgraduate students undertaking study in a field that will support the strategic interests and direction of their Hapū or Iwi. Applicants must submit a letter of support from the Chair (or equivalent).

QUEEN ELIZABETH II POST-GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP
($5,000 x 1)
Available to a Māori or non-Māori graduate with excellent academic ability, who plans to research at postgraduate level, in a field that will benefit Māori.

RANGIRIRI AND MĀTENE TE WHIWHI WINIATA SCHOLARSHIP
($5,000 x 6)
Available to Māori graduates to enable them to complete postgraduate studies. Pre-requisite is completion of a Master’s degree.
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Scholarships

2 months ago

Awesome opportunity and great rewarding mahi xKia ora whānau! Kaimahi wanted for Mamia.

Please click on the link here - www.dropbox.com/sh/urhbswere5mhh21/AADMnHNCJPEV5ZFDQ3B2a0eza?dl=0
to see the information and job description.

If you have any questions please PM me or email mamia4aroha@gmail.com

Please share and apply! Hei arohatanga 🦋
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Awesome opportunity and great rewarding mahi x

2 months ago

Scholarship opportunity if you whakapapa to Te Tai Tokerau e hoa mā. Whāia!Tēnā koutou katoa

Te tumanako kua ea pai ai ngā mahi o te hararei, a inaianei kua hoki ora ai ki ngā kainga me ngā mahi o tēnei tau hou.

For all highschool leavers that are confirmed to attend a tertiary institute this year to pursue a health or science related pathway, we have scholarships available.

The criteria for this application are for:
- Māori
- Highschool leavers
- Must have a connection to Te Taitokerau (whakapapa, grown up, or residing in Northland)
- Have a passion for science, Health and Māori health equity

For applications or questions please email: cosullivan@themokofoundation.com
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Scholarship opportunity if you whakapapa to Te Tai Tokerau e hoa mā. Whāia!