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Newsletter may 2012 | Issue #5

Supporting Māori into Health




t’s the middle of term and getting into winter but don’t forget to stay on track and keep studying hard and it will all pay off in the future. Still unsure what health career you want to get into? Let us know and we can help you out and send you our health careers booklet. Read on and maybe you’ll become a paramedic like Carlton Irving. You may have noticed its getting a bit makariri these days so Kia Ora Hauora is going to help you keep warm by giving away 3 flash KOH hoodies in the competition corner this issue. Don’t be whakamā, get your entry in today.


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a piha Waka TUroro / Ambulance Officer / Paramedic What does a paramedic do? Paramedics attend to ill and injured people at accident sites or in medical emergencies, and transport them to hospitals and other suitable medical facilities. They also provide transport for patients between hospitals, and from homes to hospitals. How do I get into it? To be a paramedic you can train at either Auckland University of Technology in Auckland or Whitireia Community Polytechnic in Wellington and study the Bachelor of Health Studies (Paramedic). The degree will take you three years to complete.

Every day you're doing something different, you get to help people save lives, and that makes you feel good about yourself

Why become a paramedic? You see them on sports fields, at events and in communities. They’ll be attending accidents and emergencies, treating ill and injured people, transporting patients and accident victims to hospitals and clinics, or liaising with other emergency services, such as the fire department and police.

Carlton Irving, Whakatōhea

In this issue:

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Hato Paora Gala Day / Kia Ora Hauora filming in Taupo Hospital / Noho Taiao at Wairewa Marae

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competition corner

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stay connected


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Central Region : Hato Paora Gala Day “The weather was perfect, the hangi delicious and the Gala Day exceptional, oh and we got some work done as well” says Tahu Stirling the Kia Ora Hauora Project

Midland Region : Kia Ora Hauora filming in Taupo Hospital On Tuesday 24th April, Kia Ora Hauora Midland lead a film shoot for a DVD at Taupo Hospital. The shoot followed a young person’s journey through the health system after an accident. It provides an action packed view of the different roles and departments that interact with the patient. Scenes were shot with St. Johns, Taupo Emergency Department, Radiology, Theatre and on the ward.

Manager for Te Rau Matatini. Mr Stirling and Cherie Tuaupiki are members of the Central Region Project Reference Group and were representing Leigh Andrews the Regional Co-ordinator of Kia Ora Hauora. The Gala Day event held at Hato Paora Māori Boys College outside Fielding, attracts a lot of local people and whānau who were participating in the many activities like the weightlifting competition and spin the wheel. Among the stalls that were on offer, education and health proved very popular, including Kia Ora Hauora’s display table of merchandise. “Rangatahi and their parents played on the floor mat board game and enjoyed themselves” said Tahu. “Whānau also approached Kia Ora Hauora in looking for opportunities for their rangatahi to register and seek options towards a health career pathway. One mother had a particular interest in mental health for her year 13 student of which I was able to help and that is a great part of our work at these types of events” said Cherie Tuaupiki the Cultural Clinical Educator for the Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua mental health directorate. Both Tahu and Cherie agreed that these types of events are crucial in getting the information out there for students and whanau to make informed decisions about making health a career pathway for life.

“The DVD will help rangatahi put health careers in context and it will be a great introduction to the sector” says Chae Simpson, Kia Ora Hauora Midland coordinator. The DVD is expected to be completed in May and will be used as part of a Maori health careers roadshow in Midland schools for students in Year 9 & 10.

Northern Region: Te Umanga Oranga o Hato Petera launch The Waitemata DHB Kia Ora Hauora team has been busy hitting kura all over Tāmaki Makaurau to promote tauira Māori getting into health careers. Our team has met over 150 awesome rangatahi who are now connected with Kia Ora Hauora - kei runga noa atu! A recent highlight of our mahi was visiting the newly opened Te Umanga Oranga Health Sciences Academy at Hato Petera College in Northcote, Auckland. Te Umanga Oranga O Hato Petera is a workforce development programme that will work within the NCEA curriculum, teaching Year 11 to 13 students English, te reo Māori, Maths, and health-related subjects. It is supported by the Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland University of Technology, and Te Waipareira Trust Board, with scholarships provided by far north iwi, Ngai Takoto - tau ke! Māori Party health spokesperson, Tariana Turia, is excited about the launch of this Academy, assuring Hato Petera that this kaupapa has the full support of the Māori Party. In her speech at the launch of the Academy, Turia expressed her excitement about the fantastic opportunity the Academy provides: “I think this Academy is a really exciting concept, which brings with it many great possibilities for capturing the momentum our future demands. Te Umanga Oranga provides all of the young leaders here at this kura with a fantastic opportunity to become aware of the vast range of vocations that exist across the total health sector.” Katahi te kaupapa miharo, Hato Petera! Kia Ora Hauora is excited to be involved in such a great initiative.

Te Waipounamu: Noho Taiao at Wairewa Marae Ka wani kē - 15 rangatahi from Christchurch secondary schools recently attended a Noho Taiao held at Wairewa Marae, Little River. The two day Marae based wānanga delivered science curricular through a kaupapa Māori lens where participants got the chance to learn about conservation, environmental issues and traditional food gathering practices from local Ngāi Tahu environmentalists, Laean Cranwell and Craig Pauling. The wānanga encouraged rangatahi to consider opting to take sciences when making their subject choices at school and featured haerere to the local reserve at Ōkuti, where they identified native plants and learnt about traditional uses, before they headed over the hill to the moana at Te Kaio. There they were shown how to make pōha, a traditional preserving vessel, and gathered kutai for kai. They set a hinaki to catch tuna as part of Wairewa’s tracking and monitoring programme and conducted a State of Takiwa survey on the area surrounding the awa, Okana. The rangatahi were also fortunate to have Dr Jamie Ataria MSc (Hons) Canterbury, PhD (Lincoln) from Lincoln University, attend and impart his wisdom and matauranga relating to Ngāi Tuhoe Kiwi project and the impact 1080 has on our native flora and fauna. Matthew Sollis (17) Christchurch Boys High School said

“ I enjoyed the trip to the forest where we learned about all the kai in the native plants also I liked learning about rongoa and how to make a poha at the beach. ” It was an action packed wānanga and was Mean Pūtaiao Mean!

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on’t forget whānau, there are scholarships up for grabs. Here are a couple that are closing soon or check out our website or Facebook page to find more.

These grants are open to Student Nurses or Midwives from Year 1, 2nd Semester onwards undertaking Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Midwifery or Enrolled Nurse study. Scholarships close on 30th June 2012 For more information or to apply visit scholarships#H251.02

To apply for this grant you must whakapapa to one or more of the Hauraki iwi and be a registered iwi member. Education grants will be awarded to both full time and part time students studying towards a diploma or higher level qualification who are enrolled at a University, Whare Wānanga, Polytechnic, Institute of Technology, Teachers Training College or a comparable overseas institution.



e have 3 KOH hoodies to give away. All you need to do tell us your health career plan. Either email us or post on our Facebook page, what career you’re interested in, why and where you want to study and you will go into the draw to win a hoody like this one. Chur.

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Hauraki Māori Trust Board Education Grants


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The NZ Nursing Education and Research Foundation Undergraduate Study Grant

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Scholarships close on 31st May 2012

For more information or to apply visit php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111& Itemid=120


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