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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:


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.


Support Staff

Moana Hakiwai

Role: Cultural Support Advisor at EIT
Phone: 06 974 8000

Description: My role as the Cultural Support Advisor sees me working within the Library Information and Learning Services team at EIT. My role is to provide support to students that receive Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) and Tūruki scholarship funding. I also provide pastoral care, academic assistance and cultural support where needed through our open door policy. I facilitate communication between tutors, learning advisors and students as well as guidance on career and study pathways to ensure a positive outcome for students.

Heneriata Paringatai

Role: Māori Workforce Advisor
Phone: 027 259 5983

Description: 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.

Talk to us about support opportunities.