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Matāriki Awards

Ehara tāku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini, takimano e!
 (My strength is not the result of my own efforts, but of the many people who have joined along the way.)

Applications for the inaugural Matāriki Awards are now open to anyone who works within the DHB or provides a service on behalf of Waitemata DHB to improve Māori health outcomes through values-based actions. We are looking to celebrate everything our people do to improve whānau experience, eliminate health inequities for Māori or develop the Māori workforce. If you know an individual or team who lives our values every day to improve Māori health outcomes please put forward a nomination today.

Individuals or teams are invited to apply or to nominate individuals and teams they work with. The Matāriki Awards are one of the ways we recognise and celebrate the dedication of our people and inspiring others by sharing their work. The Awards are held during Matāriki the Māori New Year that begins with the rising of the Matāriki star cluster (the Pleiades or Seven Sisters). Who can enter | Ko wai ka whakatapoko Applications are invited from Waitemata DHB employees and contractors, primary care organisations, GP practices; NGOs and Kaupapa Māori providers all of whom provide services to the Waitemata DHB population that keep our community fit, well and healthy.

Whether you are in a clinical or non-clinical position, you are encouraged to apply for an award in one or more of the four categories.
You can either put your own project forward or nominate a project or initiative that you think is a shining example of our values in action advancing Māori health gain.

Click here [PDF, 404 KB] for the full information pack or click here [PDF, 363 KB] to download the application form.

For further information or advice about the Matāriki Awards please email:

Applications close at midnight on 30 May 2018.