Ngā Pou Mana
is the only membership-based national Tangata Whenua allied health workforce association in Aotearoa
Providing support, supervision, training and mentoring to the Māori allied health workforce
Who We Are
We are a national organisation with a membership representing the tangata whenua allied health workforce
Events & Training
We welcome you to register your interest for Ngā Pou Mana events and training here
Ngā Pou Mana are proud to be able to provide the Ngā Taonga Mātauranga o Ngā Pou Mana scholarships and awards to tauira and kaimahi Māori.
Ngā Pou Mana have established yearly scholarships in collaboration with PHARMAC that are provided to kaimahi and/or tauira Māori who are in study, and/or those who have had a positive impact on their whānau, hapū, iwi or communities.
The awards are to support Māori allied health workforce development, so that people can continue their study, to grow professional and cultural practice. The awards will provide much needed tautoko and manaaki for kaimahi Māori and students.
Te Whatu Ora or DHB staff who are tangata whenua, employed under allied health, scientific, technical, public or Māori health worker roles are able to access full funding for their membership fees under their MECA agreement. If you think you are eligible, click on the link above and fill out the information. We will send you an email and coupon code for the funded membership which you then use to sign up below.
Ngā Pou Mana invites all Māori allied health kaimahi and Māori health allies to join today!
Defined as Maori Allied Health by NPM
Tangata Whenua Allied Health Member means any individual who is a tangata whenua allied health kaimahi, researcher, student, technician or assistant, and who applies to be a member of the Association as an individual as determined by the Committee – see our list of eligible roles/professions here.
Not Māori Allied Health but love the kaupapa
Tangata Whenua Associate Member means any individual who is tangata whenua, who has an interest in Ngā Pou Mana, and advancing the health and wellbeing of te iwi Māori, who applies to be a member of the Association as an individual, and their current mahi or study is not categorised as allied health
Wanting to join as a group, organisation, institution
Ngā Taura Here Affiliate Member means any organisation, association, or institution who wish to register their tangata whenua kaimahi as a group/roopū on the behalf of their organisation, association, or institution.