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We would love to have regular contact with you to keep you up to date with Kaiāwhina Workforce Plan developments.

We also welcome input to the newsletter, so please send us your stories and photos of things that are happening with you and your team, and in your organisation.  Your stories and ideas add to the richness of our understanding and knowledge of kaiāwhina and the many places and settings in which kaiāwhina work. The newsletter helps us raise the profile and visibility of the awesome contribution kaiāwhina make in the Health and Disability sector.

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Our Stories

Pact’s Greymouth Community Support worker, James Tainui helps support people to lead fulfilling lives in the community. “You see people change and grow and you see their mana enhance. That’s what inspires me, instilling that belief in people,” says James.

Once a successful Tongan rugby player with a career that took him to Japan and France, Isileli (Kai) Tupou is now following his other passion working with people with disabilities.

This amazing Tongan care worker is seizing opportunities to upskill and support her community. Uinita (Nita) Tapaatoutai is a hard worker and an inspiration to others.

Latest News

Congratulations to Cathy Cooney, Independent Facilitator of the Kaiāwhina Workforce Plan, who was made a member of the New Zealand order of merit in the recent Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Industry Training Organisation, Careerforce developed a campaign aimed at promoting career pathways in care and support, and attract greater workforce diversity.

The first and formative 5-year Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan 2015-2020 concluded in June 2020, having helped to build an enduring foundation for the future of the kaiāwhina workforce.