Te Rau Ora Awards

Ana Sokratov Award (Māori with lived experience)

In memory of Ana Sokratov, this award provides a scholarship opportunity to Māori  with lived experience who are interested in pursuing study in a field of their choice including but not limited to health, academia, cultural or creative subjects.

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Rangatahi  Awards

Bob Henare Award (Māori under 25 years showing leadership in mental health)

The Bob Henare Award aims to support rangatahi Māori and to foster their potential leadership for the future in the mental health sector.   The Bob Henare Award recognises the dynamism of our culture and the variation within our people; Māori are innovative in the ways that we promote and demonstrate leadership within the health sector.  This award requires a person to nominate Rangatahi Māori  (under 25 years of age) for the award who has demonstrated:

  • Emerging leadership in Māori mental health;
  • Active involvement in Māori community activity, and
  • Support from whānau/hapū/iwi and/or Māori community.

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Ngā Puhi me Ngāti Hine Ngā iwi Motatau te Marae
Deputy Chair Te Rau Matatini Ltd and Trust 2002–2008
Herea tō waka ki te whetu, kaua e herea ki te tokerama.
Tie your canoe to a star and not to a glow worm.

Bob Henare (CNZM), chairman of the Capital and Coast District Health Board for many years, was renowned for his services across the public health sector.  He became a member of the Wellington Area Health Board in 1989 and later deputy chair.  During his time within the organisation, he was involved in the Regional Hospital Project, the establishment of Primary Health Organisations, the joint hydrotherapy project with Wellington City Council, and the forging of a partnership between hospitals and the community.  Bob was a commissioner of the Mental Health Commission for nearly 10 years, as well as being involved in a wide range of both public and private sector organisations.  Deputy Chair for Te Rau Matatini from 2002-2008, Bob Henare sadly passed away in 2008.

Tā Tātou Mahere Korowai Award (Rangatahi Leadership Group)

Developing a Rangatahi Māori  group is important to ensure Rangatahi perspectives are heard across the whole of health system, especially so in the mental health and addiction system.   This Award provides an opportunity to establish a Rangatahi Māori  group or to provide support for an emerging Rangatahi Māori  group who are passionate about making a difference to Rangatahi mental, emotional, social wellbeing and to build Rangatahi resilience.  The Rangatahi Māori  group must be led by Rangatahi Māori   and hold a vision for Rangatahi Māori  wellbeing .

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