L-R: Kelvin Irvine (Chair, Whitireia Foundation), Dr Te Taku Parai (Kaumatua), Ranei Wineera-Parai (Executive Cultural Advisor, New Zealand Health Group)
The New Zealand Health Group is proud to announce its sponsorship of three new undergraduate Māori health scholarships in 2021, in partnership with Whitireia New Zealand and its charitable trust for scholarships, the Whitireia Foundation.
The New Zealand Health Group (NZHG) Limited is the country’s largest provider of Home and Community services, rehabilitation and behavioural support, health staffing and training, with a highly trained, multicultural workforce and offices nationwide. Through its companies, Geneva Healthcare, HealthCare New Zealand, Solora, NZ Care and Explore, the Group provides healthcare services to over 30,000 New Zealanders and employs over 12,000 caregiving, nursing and other health professional staff.
Our purpose in offering these scholarships is to support the continuing growth of the Māori health workforce, helping to expand Māori cultural, technical and leadership expertise in the healthcare sector, and ultimately improve healthcare experiences and outcomes for Māori nationwide.
It is our privilege to partner with Whitireia in awarding these scholarships, with their Bachelor of Nursing Māori qualification achieving one of the highest Nursing programme pass rates in Aotearoa.