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MIQ places for the health workforce

The government announced dedicated MIQ spaces for the health workforce on 20 October 2021. 

More information can be found on the Ministry of Health website.

Dedicated MIQ places for critical health and disability workers


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Kiwi Health Jobs

Kiwi Health Jobs provides exclusive access to employment opportunities that are advertised by critical health and disability employers across the country. Kiwi Health Jobs is 100% owned by the 20 DHBs and the New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) and offers a centralised website with a full spectrum of clinical and non-clinical vacancies to make job-seeking much easier.

New opportunities are added every day from health providers and subsidiaries across New Zealand.

As well as access to a wide range of jobs, Kiwi Health Jobs provides:

  • Information highlighting particular occupations that are in demand nationally

  • Useful links to information for people considering a new career within the health sector

  • Information and links to the ACE scheme which provides entry level employment within the DHBs for recent Medical and Nursing Graduates

  • Access to useful information about living in New Zealand, immigration and professional registration requirements.   

For more information, please visit:

Kiwi Health Jobs website

If you have any questions about Kiwi Health Jobs, please contact us at

To enquire about advertising your vacancy on Kiwi Health Jobs, please email  

Kāhui Oranga Wellbeing for health

The Kāhui Oranga Programme supports and promotes wellbeing in the workplace for our health workforce. It is a collaborative partnership between the 20 District Health Boards (DHBs), unions and health sector groups. We work collectively to encourage and support wellbeing in our workplaces where our people can thrive.

The purpose of the programme is to develop, support and action wellbeing initiatives that extend maanakitanga to our workforce. This work is supported by the website and is a central source of key information and resources to support wellbeing for the health workforce.  The website also supports the Fatigue Management and Health and Safety national initiatives.

Kāhui Oranga Wellbeing for health

December 2021


Key areas for wellbeing

Promoting and raising awareness of workplace wellbeing for the health workforce is a key priority for DHBs, union and health sector groups. There is a collective commitment to create environments which support people to thrive and be their best.  

Kāhui Oranga is guided by the core principle that the health system starts with the wellbeing of its people and the health workforce. This extends to the wellbeing of workers as whole people and not just at work.

The mahi of Kāhui Oranga  is underpinned by the World Health Organisation healthy workplaces  framework and  Te Whare Tapa Whā  model made up of the four pou (pillars) - Taha Wairua (Spiritual dimension), Taha Hinengaro (Mental dimension), Taha Whanau (Social/Family dimension) and Taha Tinana (Physical dimension).

The programme is delivered via these key workstreams:

  • Mentally Healthy Work
  • Thriving in Uncertainty
  • Culture and Communication
  • Measuring and Monitoring

 These workstreams are the foundation of the programme which will be further developed to support wellbeing for the health workforce.



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Last updated: 26/1/22