The New Zealand Health Group (NZHG) 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.

Each of the three Māori Student Scholarships is for $5,000 towards study costs: two for the Bachelor of Nursing Māori, and one for the Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedic).

The scholarships will be presented to the successful students by Ranei Wineera-Parai, Executive Cultural Advisor for the New Zealand Health Group, at the Whitireia Foundation Luncheon in June 2021.

“Improving outcomes for Māori, and others underserved by our health system, is a strategic goal for us all in the New Zealand Health Group,” says Group Chief Executive Josephine Gagan.

“We see our role as actively helping to grow the Māori healthcare workforce, both within our own businesses and by supporting up-and-coming Māori healthcare professionals in their studies in the wider community.”

“Our aim is to enable and empower active decision-making by Māori, rather than simply consultation, in all areas of healthcare that impact our communities,” adds Wineera-Parai.

L-R below: Kelvin Irvine (Chair, Whitireia Foundation), Dr Te Taku Parai (Kaumatua), Ranei Wineera-Parai (Executive Cultural Advisor, New Zealand Health Group).



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