PHARMAC and Ngā Pou Mana (NPM) are calling for scholarship award nominations
18 June 2019
PHARMAC and Ngā Pou Mana (NPM) are calling for scholarship award nominations for Māori kaimahi, students and community members who have had a positive impact on whānau, hapū and iwi.
Dr Teah Carlson, Chairperson of NPM, says “the awards are to support Māori allied health workforce development, so that people can continue study, to grow professional and cultural practice. The awards will provide much needed tautoko and manaaki for Māori kaimahi to continue their ongoing development.”
Applications are open to members of Ngā Pou Mana who come from within the broad body of allied health – and are also open to those who may not be traditionally defined as allied health but make a great contribution to hauora Māori.
Allied health professionals make up about a third of the health workforce. They include, amongst others - physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, speech and language therapists, dietitians, podiatrists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, psychologists, counsellors, osteopaths, nutritionists, massage therapists and many more.
Dr Teah Carlson says “we recognise that the health workforce is changing with new professional roles such as Whānau Ora, the revitalisation of rongoā Māori practices, and Iwi and kaupapa Māori services. We have opened applications this year to whānau and community members, allowing grassroots mahi to be recognised and honoured that exists and remains outside of institutions and organisations.”
“We support kaupapa Māori ‘ways of being’ and believe they can transform the health system. We envision a system that is grounded in whanaungatanga – reciprocal, responsive relationships – that entail active collaboration, shared power, partnership, and deliberative engagement. This is the basis to the awards - supporting whānau to have choices where they determine their own health and wellbeing”.
PHARMAC’s Director Engagement and Implementation Alison Hill says, “having access to Māori health practitioners right across the health spectrum can help break down some of the barriers for whānau in accessing and using the medicines they need. We’re delighted to support the development of the Māori health workforce through this initiative.”
The awards will be presented at the Ngā Pou Mana Hui-ā-Tau.
About the awards
Ngā Taonga Mātauranga o Ngā Pou Mana Awards
Ngā Pou Mana (NPM) in association with Te Pātaka Whaioranga (PHARMAC) established the “Ngā Taonga Mātauranga o Ngā Pou Mana Awards” in recognition of the positive impact kaimahi Māori have on whānau, hapū and Iwi.
The awards are to support Māori allied health workforce development, to continue studies and to grow professional and cultural practice. The awards will provide tautoko and manaaki for kaimahi to continue their ongoing development. The awards will be run annually and will be presented at the Ngā Pou Mana Hui-ā-Tau each year.
“Ngā Taonga Mātauranga o Ngā Pou Mana” awards will be offered in THREE categories.
Category One – Ngā Pou Mana Kete Tuauri mō te whānau - for community kaimahi $1,000
The Pou Mana kete that holds the knowledge of ritual, memory and prayer. This award is open to those working in the community (voluntary or paid) making a positive change in the area of hauora.
Category Two – Ngā Pou Mana Kete Aronui mō te tauira - for students $1,500
The Pou Mana kete that holds the knowledge that helps mankind.
This award is open to those studying at any level (certificate, diploma, degree, postgraduate, masters, PhD or doctorate) in an allied health pathway.
Category Three – Ngā Pou Mana Mātauranga Māori $2,000
The Pou Mana award helps learning the knowledge of all things Māori.
This award is open to any Māori Ngā Pou Mana members, who are entering into study or are in study to build their understanding of Te Ao Māori. Students do not have to be studying in an allied health pathway.
- You must be a registered member of Ngā Pou Mana (apply online on our website).
- You must be of Māori descent and be able to provide some details of your whakapapa.
- Category One: Community kaimahi and/or volunteers. This award is open to those working in the community (voluntary or paid) making a positive change in the area of hauora.
- Category Two: Student Award. This award is open to those studying at any level (certificate, diploma, degree, postgraduate, masters, PhD or doctorate) in an allied health pathway.
- Category Three: Mātauranga Māori. This award is open to any Māori Ngā Pou Mana members, who are entering into study or are in study to build their understanding of Te Ao Māori. Students do not have to be studying in an allied health pathway.
- It is at the discretion of the Ngā Pou Mana award panel to determine what kaimahi or roles can be considered for the Category Three: Mātauranga Māori award, which can include, but are not limited to: cultural advisors, therapy assistants, whānau ora navigators, rongoā Māori practitioners and technician assistants.
- Medical, Pharmacy, Nursing students and professionals cannot apply for the Ngā Pou Mana awards (please check other scholarships including the Te Ora Medical Student Awards, Māori Pharmacy Awards, and the Māori Nurses Awards).
- People living outside of Aotearoa/New Zealand cannot apply for these awards.
- If you already receive full scholarships for your study, you may not be eligible for these awards.
- Incomplete form (please refer to checklist that ALL applicable sections have been completed).
If you have any questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on the 1st September 2019
1 September, 2019:
Forward completed application forms via post or email to:
Ngā Pou Mana
41 Blueberry Grove