As part of the leadership training programme, participants are required to undertake a quality improvement project in their workplace. These projects and some of the 'leadership in action' of Ngā Manukura graduates are profiled here. In 2017, awards for Quality Improvement and Leadership will be announced. If you would like to nominate a group or individuals for this award please complete the attached form.

Te Ōhanga Mataora Paetahi

Ngaira Harker and Jean Batt both completed the Ngā Manukura leadership training in 2013.

Increasing Māori new graduate nurses in primary care

Counties Manukau DHB and Procare pilot: increasing Māori new graduate nurses in primary care

Karangahia te Ata

Karangahia te Ata is a video calling for more Māori new graduate nurses to work in primary health care.


This toolkit has been designed by nurses for nurses working with tamariki, however is transferable to all areas of healthcare a

TORU: A cultural model for dementia care in residential aged facilities

The Toru Project involved the Waitemata DHB, Maori secondary students and an aged care provider working together to meet the needs of kaumatua residents.

Te Manawa o Hine - Māori Midwifery Team

A team of four midwives formed the Māori Midwifery team in 2015 at Auckland DHB

Ngā Pito Hono

During the leadership training, we were tasked with a project. Ngā Pito Hono was the name of the project which I developed collaboratively with a colleague.

Te Maunga Taphui

Te Maungā Tapuhi - “Ma te huruhuru, ka rere te manu” was the project of Ngā Manukura midwifery graduates, Heather Muriwai and Katarina Komene.

Whānau first for Kia Puawai

The Kia Puawai Team from Tipu Ora win award for Best Nursing/Midwifery Innovation in Lakes District Health Board's annual Nursing and Midwifery Awards 2016.