Kia Ora Hauora

“Whakamau, Whakaū, Whakaora i te ao Māori!”
Recruit, Retain and Revitalise the Māori Health Workforce

Kia Ora Hauora (KOH) is a Māori Health workforce development programme aimed at promoting health careers as a great career choice for Māori.

Kia Ora Hauora is a response to the national and international shortage of health sector workers - and the demand for more Māori health professionals in the sector.

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About Kia Ora Hauora

The programme structure comprises of a national co-ordination centre which sits with Canterbury District Health Board.

In addition there are four regional hubs which are the key mechanisms for delivery of the programme: Northern, Midlands, Central and Southern.

The Midland region comprises five District Health Boards – Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hauora Tairawhiti, Taranaki and Lakes which is the lead district health board for the Midlands region.

What does it do?

Kia Ora Hauora supports Māori students pursuing a health career pathway and studying at tertiary level with the main focus on transitioning Māori graduates into employment.

Who is Kia Ora Hauora for?

  • Māori who are currently studying at secondary level/whare kura students
  • Māori who are studying at tertiary level
  • Māori who are in-work and considering a career change
  • Māori who are in the community, considering a return to the workforce

Click here to visit the New Zealand Kia Ora website for registration and information.


Vicki Inia  is Pou Manukura Kia Ora Hauora
Mihi Te Hau Brown is Kia Ora Hauroa Midlands Co ordinator

Kia whakamanawanui e putaki-nui kei whakatupungia te orange ou iwi ma

Be resolute and unwaivering in our commitment to grow potential and uplift the wellbeing of all