Ā Mātou Mahi Our Work & Support

Our rōpū works across government, public and private sectors, with iwi, hapū, marae and community groups to increase Māori health outcomes. Outlined is information, services and opportunities available with Ngā Kaitiaki o Te Puna Rongoā o Aotearoa.


Cultural Competency Training

We have been endorsed by Pharmacy Council of New Zealand to provide education programmes to assist pharmacists in response to the changes to Competence Standard 1 – specifically Cultural Competency, incorporating Hauora Māori.  We are the only endorsed provider to have competency in Hauora Māori and Pharmacy. The developed programme therefore aims to provide relevancy to how you as pharmacists must practise in New Zealand’s culturally diverse environment.  Cultural competency will require pharmacists to have accessed knowledge and maintain ongoing competence as defined in the Pharmacy Council’s recertification process.

Workshops will be facilitated with experienced facilitators in a 1 day participatory session, with learning objectives directly relating to Competency Standard 1 and pharmacy specific learning.  For more information contact us on admin@mpa.maori.nz or contact us on fb.



The Hiwinui Heke Scholarships are jointly sponsored by PHARMAC and MPA, and the awards are the first scholarships ever available to Māori Pharmacy Students.  3 annual scholarships are awarded to students of New Zealand Māori descent who are studying toward the undergraduate degree of the Bachelor of Pharmacy in Otago or Auckland Universities.  For more information contact admin@mpa.maori.nz or contact us on fb.


Tertiary Tauira Mentoring

Our members and networks want to see more Māori in the pharmacy sector.  Our rōpū is tasked with supporting and mentoring tauira (students) study and tertiary journey in to pharmacy at the Otago and Auckland Universities.


Consultancy Services

The MPA membership draws together Māori health, education and broader Māori development perspectives hence there is a considerable depth of skills and a wealth of experience that we are able to utilise for Māori health consultancy services, experienced consultants / professionals who can advice on the complexity of the health and Māori sectors giving innovative informed articulate Māori health advice and leadership.


Health Resource Development Services

Having such strong connections with whānau and have listened / understood what they require for resources with a Māori lens, MPA is a unique organisation that can assist in Māori health resource development and content design.  We collaborate with many other health organisation also allowing us to source the right information and create literature that is whānau appropriate.


For more information contact admin@mpa.maori.nz or contact us on fb.