Kia Ora Hauora Programme




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



Welcome to the Midland regional Kia Ora Hauora page

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



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. Now is the ideal time to get into health - we need you now! 




The programme structure comprises of a national coordination 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.


Kia Ora Hauora continues to support 750 Māori students pursuing a health career pathway and studying at tertiary level with the main focus transitioning Māori graduates into employment. This next contract phase (01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2020) each region is to recruit 140 new Māori onto a health study pathway, 40 new Māori into 1st year tertiary study, and support 40 new Māori graduates successfully transition into the health sector workforce.


Who is Kia Ora Hauora targeting?

Kia Ora Hauora will focus on four key target groups:
• 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, and
• Māori who are in the community, considering a return to the workforce.

How will Kia Ora Hauroa achieve its target number of new Māori recruits into health career pathways’ goal?

The programme will accomplish this by improving:

• Promoting health careers
• Supporting science achievement
• Supporting tertiary success
• Transition to work
• Delivering results


Resources and registration for Kia Ora Hauora are available via our national site 

For further information, contact Denise Bradley on 07 343 7714 or 027 432 9059.

Kia Ora Hauora graduates - walking towards their future

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