Developing a Māori Workforce: Activities
The WDHB is working in a number of different ways to 'get our message out to rangatahi' in a way that encourages them to engage with us about their career choices.

The Haumoana Workforce Development Coordinator is also partnering with local school career advisors as a member of the Whanganui Careers Advisor Network. This network provides health career information to support rangatahi to choose and plan their career pathway into a career within health and most importantly, coordinate and develop career events and programmes in the region.

Visit the links below to find out about a number of the events Whanganui DHB actively participates in.
Tu Kaha Conference
The Tu Kaha conference is a bi-annual event with the last being held in Hawkes Bay in October 2014. Approximately 250 health professionals and 60 Year 12 and 13 rangatahi attended.
WDHB Health Summership Programme
As part of our wider Māori workforce strategy to build Māori capacity in the health sector, our Health Summership Programme is run in partnership with the Whanganui Regional Health Network (local PHO) and Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority.
Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Group Careers Expo

This is a community event for all ages, which the WDHB views as an ideal opportunity to encourage and recruit more people into the health workforce.

Whanganui Hospital Health Career Day
Each year, Whanganui Hospital hosts the annual WDHB Health Careers Day for Whanganui's Year 11 and 12 secondary school students. The day is about sharing information and supporting rangatahi to plan their career pathway into health and invest in the future of the Whanganui community.
Kia Ora Hauora - WDHB Partnership Programme
Kia Ora Hauora is a Māori health workforce development programme aimed at promoting the health industry as a great career choice!
KOH Junior Careers Roadshow
The programme is provided 'free' to secondary schools. It targets Māori students in Year 9 & 10 and emphasis' the importance of studying sciences.