Māori Caucus

Nga Whetu Kanapa

Te Ao Māramatanga – New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses Whetū Kanapa Award

The Biennial Whetū Kanapa Award honours career long contribution in the field of Māori mental health nursing as acknowledged by their peers. Held in conjunction with the College’s Biennial Wananga the Award was first held at Tangatarua Marae in Rotorua in 2012 with an investiture of five inaugural recipients. In 2014 a further four nurses were honoured at a special ceremony evening held Makaurau Marae, Mangere, South Auckland.

Whetū Kanapa, brilliant and gleaming stars, personify Māreikura and Whatukura. They are living aspirations for all.

 

2012 – Rotorua (Inaugural) Iwi Place of Training
Timoti George Te Arawa Oakley Hospital
Mere Hammond Ngāti Kahungungu Porirua Hospital
Robert Elliot Ngāti Maniapoto, Hauraki  Tokanui Hospital
Ronald Baker Ngāti Porou Carrington Hospital
Jamesina Kett  Ngāti Koata Tokanui Hospital

 

2014 – Tamaki Makaura Iwi Place of Training
Ora Guptil  Ngāti Pukenga ki Waiau Oakley/Carrington Hospital
Moe Milne  Ngāti Hine, Ngā Puhi Nui Tonu  Ngawhatu Hospital
Winston Maniapoto Ngāti Pare Te Kawa, Ngāti Maniapoto Porirua Hospital 
Charles McCarthy Ngāti Tuwharetoa, Te Atihaunui a Paparangi Porirua Hospital 

 

2016 – Nelson Iwi Place of Training
Huia Elkington   Porirua Hospital
Mere Balzer Ngāti Raukawa, Ngati Ranginui Tokanui Hospital
Kathleen Mohi Ngāti Porou Tokanui Hospital
Ray Watson Te Atiawa, Ngāti Rarua, Kaitahu, Kati Mamoe, Waitaha Dunedin School of Nursing

 

2018 – Porirua Iwi Place of Training
Nora Kofler Ngāti Tūwharetoa Porirua Hospital
Areta Koopu Ngāti Kahungungu Porirua Hospital
Simon Phillips Ngāti Ruanui, Te Atiawa, Ngapuhi, Ngati Whatua  Porirua Hospital
Nicola Ehau Ngāti Porou Carrington Hospital
Wikepa Keelan  Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungungu Porirua Hospital
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