Public Health Champion
The Public Health Champion Award is to recognise and highlight the outstanding contribution of an individual to public health.
The recipient is someone working in public health who has focused on the PHA’s priorities in the past year; and/or has made a significant and ongoing contribution to public health over many years.
Nominees may be well known in a local community or be a well-known national public figure. Nominees can be non-members of the PHA, but priority will be given to nominations by members.
2018 Public Health Champions
The recipients of the 2018 Public Health Champion award were Mary-Ann McKibben and Keith Reid.
Tū Rangatira mō te Ora
The Māori Public Health Tū Rangatira mō te Ora Award is presented annually in recognition, of a person or rōpu who continually demonstrates commitment and leadership in hauora Māori and who has worked with Māori communities. This can also include those who have taken more prominent roles within whānau, hapū and/or iwi, including within marae.
In 2018 the award went to Te Mata Rangatira-Hauraki Rangatahi Roopu. This remarkable organisation with the subtitle of Tupuna infused modern Swag
is focused on empowering a new generation of rangatahi leaders in the
Hauraki area. This is a rangatahi led initiative with leaders aged 13 to
18 developing programmes to promote collective wellbeing &
development based on Haurakitanga.
'Te Mata Rangatira not only empower participants in their group to develop their cultural knowledge, physical well being and organisational capacities but they assist rangatahi across the Hauraki to participate in their model of rangatahi self determination on rangatahi priorities.'
They have led numerous inspiring projects such as Pink Shirt Day, anti-bullying events, Matariki events, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, youth summits based on themes such as My Life My Legacy, Be the Change (2017) and Creating a Sustainable Hauraki (2018). The list of all their impressive achievements goes on.
The Tū Rangatira mō te Ora Award has been awarded since 2010.