Manawhenua Ki Waitaha

Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) has the mandate of Papatipu Rūnanga and is supported by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (TRoNT) as the Ngāi Tahu representative body in Canterbury for health issues. Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) provide access to CDHB Scholarships, and are responsible for the appointment of Māori representatives who ensure manawhenua have oversight and influence on the decision making of the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB).

About Māori and Pacific health scholarships

Māori and Pasifika scholarships are for Christchurch-based tertiary institution students who are studying a health-related NZQA accredited course and have whakapapa with Māori communities and culture links with Pasifika communities, and are also planning to work in the Canterbury district.

Scholarship application process

  1. Download, print, complete, and scan the Māori and Pacific health Scholarships 2019 Application Form
  2. Email the completed and scanned application form file to

Closing date: Scholarship applications close on Friday 29 March 2019.

Got a question about the scholarships?

If you have any questions about the scholarships please contact Ruth Chisholm, Kaiawhina, Manawhenua Ki Waitaha.

Phone: 027 443 4532

More information about the role of Manawhenua Ki Waitaha (MKW) can be found in the health system alliances section of this website.

Page last updated: 17 January 2019

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