Developing the health and disability
Kaiāwhina workforce

December 2014 – Kaiāwhina Programme Workstreams are actively being established

December 15th, 2014

Chairs of the Workstreams are currently in the process of setting up the workstreams.  The key function of the workstreams is to draft the Actions for each of the Kaiāwhina Programme Domains.  For a complete list of the Domains, please  refer to this page on the website:  The Chairs are planning to meet with workstreams…

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Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan subject of keynote speech at Gerontology Conference

November 10th, 2014

Gerontology nurses and specialists gathered at the Waipuna Conference Centre in Auckland on 3-4 November to attend the New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s 9th Gerontology Section Conference.  The theme for this year’s conference was entitled “From Vision to Action – Building Our Future”. Cathy Cooney – Director of Kowhai Health Associates was one of the keynote…

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Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan now underway

October 23rd, 2014

Key stakeholder groups and sector organisations came together in October 2014 for the first meeting of the Kaiāwhina Workforce Taskforce to set the foundations. The focus of the Taskforce is to champion the action plan and bring their considerable expertise and networks to the table. The aim is for these networks and relationships to be…

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Introducing a new report – “Background to the Development of the Health and Disability Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan”

September 10th, 2014

We are pleased to introduce a report summarising activity to date on the Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan. “Background to the Development of the Health and Disability Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan”. The document brings together the stages of phase one: i.e.  the purpose and vision, how the action plan came about, framework, domains and outcomes.  It…

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Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan moves into next phase

August 6th, 2014

Following the successful introduction of the Kaiāwhina Action Plan at the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference in May 2014, the domains and outcomes from the Kaiāwhina Action Plan framework have now been endorsed by the Boards of Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) and Careerforce. HWNZ and Careerforce are working together to develop the Kaiāwhina Workforce Taskforce…

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Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan gets thumbs up at the Careerforce Conference

May 25th, 2014

The Health and Disability Kaiāwhina Workforce Action Plan was introduced at the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference, held at Te Papa, Wellington 20-21 May 2014. Presented early in the conference programme, the plan was well received with other conference presenters often making reference to the plan and confirming their support. The Action Plan was introduced by…

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Profile of the kaiāwhina workforce

May 7th, 2014

Careerforce commissioned BERL (Business and Economic Research Ltd) to profile the non-regulated health and disability workforce. The resulting report gives insight into the numbers and demographics of the workforce as reported in the 2013 New Zealand census. The information contained in this report has been prepared to inform the development of the Health and Disability…

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