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Support Opportunities: Māori Scholarships and Funding

Tūruki is dedicated to developing a Māori health workforce that better represents Māori people in Hawke’s Bay to improve the healthcare services and wellbeing of our people.

To help to achieve this, we provide support and development opportunities for health workers and students including internships, awards, scholarships and funding.

If you’re looking to start or develop your career in health, we have many support opportunities to help you achieve your goals. We focus on reducing the barriers to learning, provide opportunities to learn from experts and help you to gain experience in a wide range of health careers.

Tūruki support opportunities include:

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Scholarships & Funding

Tūruki provides scholarships to help you develop your health career in Hawke’s Bay.

Rapai Pohe Māori Nursing Awards

Every year, Tūruki recognises and honours Māori nurses with two awards for outstanding work and for closing the disparity gap within Hawke’s Bay.

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Support Staff

Rawinia Wilcox

Ko Moumoukai me Whakapunake ngā maunga
Ko Nuhaka me Wairoa ngā awa
Ko Takitimu te waka
Ko Kahungunu me Pūtahi ngā marae
Ko Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa me Ngāti Rakaipaaka me Rongomaiwahine ngā iwi
Ko Ngai Te Apatu me Ngai Te Rakato me Te Whare Rau o Te Tahina me Ngāti Hinepehinga me Ngāti Hinehika ngā hapū
Ko Hinekorako te taniwha
Ko Rawinia Wilcox tōku ingoa

Role: Administration Coordinator Māori Health
Organisation: Hawkes Bay District Health Board (HBDHB)
Email: Rawinia.wilcox@hbdhb.govt.nz

Currently, I am the Māori Workforce Advisor whilst Heneriata is on maternity leave. I will be available to provide the support that Heneriata has been providing our tauira with.

Heneriata Paringatai

I taku taha ure tārewa, he uri tēnei nō ngā pito katoa o Ngāti Porou, mai Waipiro, ki Wharekahika tae atu ki Horoera. Ko Te Whānau a Rakairoa, Te Whānau a Tūwhakairiora me Te Whānau a Te Aotaki ngā hapū. I taku taha mareikura, he uri au nō Ngāti Kahungunu me Ingarangi. Ko Karaitiana Takamoana te tangata, ko Ngāti Hawea te hapū. Tīhei Kahungunu!

Role: Māori Workforce Advisor
Organisation: Hawkes Bay District Health Board (HBDHB)
Phone: 027 259 5983
Email: Heneriata.Paringatai@hbdhb.govt.nz

My role as the Māori Workforce Advisor is to implement and manage the Tūruki Māori Workforce Action Plan at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board. I can provide you with a career development plan and support you through applying for support from Tūruki. I am based at Corporate Services at Hawke’s Bay DHB however I can provide support to you via email, phone call, Zoom or face-to-face.

Diane Koti

He uri au nō Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngaati Maniapoto me Waikato/Tainui hoki. I whānau mai au, arā, e noho ana au ki Heretaunga.

Role: Cultural Supervisor
Organisation: Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ)

Talk to us about support opportunities.