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

There are two ways to complete your scholarship application form, type into an electronic word document or print, write and scan the PDF document.

  1. Download and type into the Word document scholarship form Māori and Pacific health Scholarships 2020 Application Form (700KB, DOCX), OR 
  2. Download, print, complete, and scan the PDF scholarship form Māori and Pacific health Scholarships 2020 Application Form (650KB, PDF) 
  3. Email either version of the application form to us at

Closing date: Please note scholarship applications close on 27 March 2020.

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: 23 December 2019

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