Māori health careers

Māori health careers

Under Te Tumu Whakarae the BOPDHB have a commitment to increasing Maori participation in the workforce.

Mā te huruhuru, ka rere te manu


Workforce development is crucial in achieving Toi Ora. We seek a workforce that cares about caring for our people, for our hapū and our iwi. A workforce that values and demonstrates mātauranga Māori. A workforce that knows how to be an authentic Tiriti partner.

We know that many Māori prefer Māori health workers and Māori health workers often work best for Māori communities. Therefore, we need more Māori health professionals to meet the needs of our growing Māori population, both clinical and non-clinical. Currently Māori nurses are in the highest demand.

The BOPDHB work in partnership with Kia Ora Hauora to increase the overall number of Māori working in the health and disability sector in response to the national shortage of health sector workers - and the demand for more Māori health professionals in that sector.

To learn more about study options through Kia Ora Hauora please visit kiaorahauora.co.nz

Come join our team as we work to create a future where our mokopuna are raised in Mana Atua, Mana Tupuna, Mana Whenua, Mana Moana & Mana Tangata.