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Ngā Manukura

Training Programme - Clinical Leadership Training

Enrolments for 2024 open

Ngā Manukura Training 

Ngā Manukura is a Clinical Leadership programme for Māori Nurses and Midwives.

To date, thirty-two cohorts are either in progress or have completed the Clinical Leadership Programme.

The programme aims to:

  • Increase participants' understanding of a broad number of 'cutting edge' leadership issues;

  • Provide a safe, but challenging, environment for participants to explore issues related to leadership in Māori nursing and midwifery; and,

  • Build and strengthen participants' networks across the country by fostering support and strategy sharing.

The 8-day Clinical Leadership Training Programme consists of four 2-day wānanga spread over a 4-month period. 

The programme sessions are designed to stimulate learning, discussion, debate and action.

Key themes to be explored in the programme include:

  • Governance and clinical governance;

  • Leading a change management project to completion;

  • Tools and strategies for Māori leaders;

  • Leading to make a difference;

  • Living by design; and,

  • Current issues for Māori leaders.

Participant Eligibility​

For participants to be eligible  to be considered for the programme, they must be:

  • Māori (whakapapa); and

  • have a current Annual Practicing Certificate for nursing or midwifery; and

  • have the support of your employer (if applicable); and

  • committed to positive health outcomes for Māori; and

  • be open to learning; and

  • committed to attending all four wānanga; and

  • committed to completing the programme.

Most of the programme costs are covered, including:

  • accommodation at the marae;

  • meals during the wānanga; and,

  • training resources.

The costs that you and your organisation need to cover include:

  • your release time;

  • your travel to attend the programme; and,

  • a small koha (between $10 - $20 max) on Day One for the marae as part of the pōwhiri process.

Those intending to travel the day before need to organise own accommodation and food

The Ngā Manukura Final Report is available to read here.

The Ngā Manukura Final Report 2017 is available to read here.

The Ngā Manukura Summary Report is available to read here.

Ngā Manukura Success Stories are available to read here.


Please enrol ONLY if you are willing to challenge yourself, are open to new learnings, and are determined to be the best version of yourself.


Enrolments are open for the next Ngā Manukura: Clinical Leadership Programme for 2024. There are 25 places available for each cohort!


The Ngā Manukura: Clinical Leadership Programme has a strong reputation for contributing to building the clinical leadership capacity and capability. 

If you have enrolled before - you need to re-enrol now the dates have been confirmed.


Enrolments are open for both cohorts in 2024. 

Ngā Manukura (Cohort 30) will be held at Ngā Hau e Wha Marae, Pope Tce, Cambridge, Waikato (FULL)

  • Thursday 22 & Friday 23 February 2024

  • Thursday 21 & Friday 22 March 2024

  • Thursday 18 & Friday 19 April 2024

  • Thursday 23 & Friday 24 May 2024

Ngā Manukura (Cohort 31) will be held at Wai Ora Training Trust, 48 Watsons Road, Harewood, in Christchurch. (FULL)

  • Thursday 29 February & Friday 1 March 2024

  • Thursday 4 & Friday 5 April 2024

  • Tuesday 30 April & Wednesday 1 May 2024

  • Tuesday 28 May & Wednesday 29 May 2024


Ngā Manukura (Cohort 32) will be held at Te Hokowhitu a Tū ki te Rāhui Marae, 25B Keepa Road, Whakatāne. (FULL)

  • Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 February 2024

  • Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 March 2024

  • Monday 22 & Tuesday 23 April 2024

  • Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 May 2024


Please note:

Participants must be able to attend all of the 4 wānanga for the cohort you enrol in.


Start times are 9am on Day One of each wānanga and work till late in the evening. Start again at 8am and finish at 3pm on Day Two of the wānanga. 


If you are interested, please send your enrolment ASAP, as the programme is in demand despite commencing in February 2024. 


Subject to funding, we will open up enrolments in March 2024 for programmes in the second half of the calendar year.

Any queries please contact Tania directly  -

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