Current Public Health Vacancies

Job Opportunities for Kaimahi Māori

We urgently need kaimahi Māori, especially with Christmas coming up soon.  The roles are based at Greenlane Clinical Centre, in the Covid Response Unit at Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS).  Donna and Rhonda are here to awhi anyone along the recruitment process.  Here are the contact details:

-    Donna Campbell: 021 851 690

-    Rhonda Cornes: 021 586 113

1. Māori Allied Health Professional – kaimahi who are former nurses, or have health or allied health backgrounds/qualifications (with or without an annual practising certificate) are welcome to apply.

Fixed term, 1.0FTE, Greenlane Clinical Centre

2. Māori Registered Nurse

Fixed term, 1.0FTE, Greenlane Clinical Centre

3. Kaimanaaki

Fixed term, 1.0FTE, Greenlane Clinical Centre

Rhonda Cornes

Pae Ora Workforce Lead | Pae Ora Team | COVID-19 Response Unit

Health Promoter | Workplace Team | Health Improvement

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS)

Building 15, Level 4, Cornwall Complex, Greenlane Clinical Centre

Private Bag 92605, Symonds Street, Auckland, 1150

Mob: +64 21 586 113  

Visit:|   Auckland Regional Public Health Service |   @aklpublichealth

Medical Officer Special Scale (MO) - Public Health - COVID-19 Response.pdf

Current NZMC registered PGY2+ • Dunedin 1.0 FTE • Fixed-term (15-11-2021 - 31/12/2022) Do you have an interest in Public Health? We have a role that offers you the opportunity to make your mark in enhancing the capabilities of our public health service within the Southern region. With ongoing requirements around the Public Health Covid-19 response, there will be many opportunities to extend your skillset! In this role, you will primarily provide support to our Public Health team at Southern DHB and our response to Covid-19.

Duties include supporting the Public Health response to Covid-19 notifications with the aim of ensuring that people affected by Covid-19 are well supported, and transmission and the impact of the virus is minimised. This includes supporting our Covid 19 Case and Contact Teams by providing clinical leadership and coaching for scoping, gathering of Case and Contact details from new Cases, undertaking risk assessment activities, developing Case Management Plans, leading case reviews, leading outbreaks, upskilling and coaching of team members. Other duties include providing clinical advice to clinicians, support nurses and health protection officers with assigned areas in support of PHS activities in the control of communicable diseases.

Due to the evolving support needed to manage Covid-19 responses, there is a requirement to participate in a seven-day roster to ensure that our Public Health SMOs are able to delegate clinical work and provide oversight of Covid teams and communicable disease.

Working at SDHB means active participation in a value based and inclusive organisation; therefore your leadership and coaching capabilities will play a part in scoping, gathering of new Case and Contact details, developing a Case Management Plan, lead case reviews, lead outbreaks, and upskilling and coaching of team members. You will be liaising with our local PHO regarding Covid-19 testing implementation and supporting Public Health staff in overseeing testing for border workers. Due to the evolving nature of Public Health Covid-19 response, the ability to cope with rapid change and remain calm and level-headed is key to this role!

About us

We are growing and we have three offices across the district - Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown with 69 staff! It's the best time to join us as we are working through an exciting time. Our staff work collaboratively with our partners as we move toward using health in all policies approaches to address the determinants of health, reducing inequities and improving the health and wellbeing of our southern communities where they live, learn, work and play.

About Dunedin

Dunedin is a great little city with a big town feel and well-known for its Southern Hospitality. Outside of work, you will find life in Dunedin to be very easy with its great schools, laid back lifestyle and world famous wildlife on the Otago Peninsula. This compact yet vibrant regional city has plenty of energy, which is to be expected with it being a University town. This sustains great activities such as theatre, stunning gardens, art galleries, live-music and a diverse selection of restaurants and cafés. Central Otago is a notable holiday destination and many outdoor recreation opportunities are easily accessible from Dunedin.

About you

You will already hold registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand under a general or vocational scope. A full driver's licence is essential and travel will be required.

Closing date:

Friday, 10 December 2021. We will be screening applications before the closing date to ensure we can start interviewing once the role closes on Friday, 10 December 2021 but this may be closed earlier. For further information please contact Agatha Chen, Recruitment Advisor - Senior Medical Officers. Phone (03) 470 9604 or email:

Covid vaccination requirements

Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination no later than the 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.

Pre-employment checks

In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to the following:

  • Occupational health assessment
  • Police vetting / Ministry of Justice safety checks
  • Serious misconduct checks (previous Public Service departments and statutory Crown entities only Covid vaccination requirements Following the update to COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, to be employed with Southern DHB you will be required to be fully vaccinated as a health care worker. If you have already been fully vaccinated you will need to provide proof of this to Occupational Health staff. If you are not yet fully vaccinated you must make arrangements to undertake your first vaccination no later than the 30 October 2021 and be fully vaccinated, as required by the Order, by 1 January 2022.

To apply

We only accept online applications. Please apply via our website:

PHANZ Policy Advisor-Māori

Summary of your role

This year the Public Health Association of NZ will have 50% Māori representation on our executive council, which includes a Māori Co-President position. This reflects our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi that we recognise as the founding document of Aotearoa, and the beginning of our journey to strengthening our commitment to becoming a Te Tiriti based organisation.

As the Policy Advisor-Māori, you will be responsible for leading all aspects of PHA Maori policy and submissions development. You will be a strong and influential leader with excellent communication skills, providing a Te Tiriti “lens” over all PHA’s policy development and analysis. Your primary working relationships will be with national office staff, the Policy Working Group and stakeholders, and PHA members. As part of a policy and communications team, you will support the PHA’s policy statement development process & support coordination of the Policy Working Group.

As a vital part of our team, you’ll work with us to develop collaborative efforts toward evidence-informed submissions that will support our members and stakeholders in advocating for better health outcomes and health equity in Aotearoa New Zealand.

You will assist the co-ordination of a group of Māori Public Health professionals within the Public Health units while advocating for systemic and institutional change to achieve equity.

You will be encouraged to support the office with your knowledge of Te Reo me ōna tikanga and will bring with you strong networks that span Māori health professionals, promoters and Māori community leaders.

You will be accountable for the work you do and contribute positively to future outcomes for the association and public health in New Zealand.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a passion for policy analysis and development, ideally in public health
  • Shows respect for, and has an interest in, Māori history and traditions, including use and pronunciation of Te Reo Māori
  • Is comfortable in situations where tikanga is observed and shows leadership in asserting its importance
  • Understands the importance of Te Tiriti principles for policy analysis and development
  • Can work in a small team and on your own
  • Has experience with content-development, design, editing and publishing information resources, for health promotion and advocacy campaigns

Terms and conditions:

This is a full time 12 month Fixed Term position.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

For further information, job description and applications email PHA Office Manager Nikita Kataria

Closing date: Please send your application, including a full CV, by no later than 29th September 2021

Māori Cancer Researcher (Early Career) Awards 2021

Ka whati te tai, ka pao te tōrea

Seize the opportunity that this could bring

Hei Āhuru Mōwai Māori Cancer Leadership and Te Kāhui Matepukupuku o Aotearoa Cancer Society NZ are excited to be sharing with you today the details of our first joint scholarship round together.

The Māori Cancer Researcher (Early Career) Awards are for Māori pursuing PHDs in the cancer space, with a focus on Hauora Māori, reducing cancer inequities and maximising Māori cancer health gains.

The award comprises a $40,000 per year stipend, $10,000 per year toward tuition, and a $10,000 tikanga allowance across the length of the award.

Applications open next Friday, but all eligibility criteria and award information is already available on our websites:

We look forward to reviewing applications from across the motu, and welcome any pātai in advance of applications being submitted at any of the following contact points:

Cancer Society Research: or 04 494 7270 or 

Moahuia, CEO of Hei Āhuru Mōwai:

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  • 04 May 2021 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    Webinar "What are the implications of the health review for public health?”

    Professor Paparangi Reid
    Emeritus Professor Robert Beaglehole
    Associate Professor Collin Tukuitonga

    Grant Berghan

  • 22 Apr 2021 1:50 PM | Anonymous

    Public Health Association supports Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 announcements by Associate Minister of Health, Dr Ayesha Verrall

    MEDIA RELEASE 19 April 2021

    The Public Health Association of New Zealand applauds the proposed raft of changes to tobacco smoking controls by Associate Minister of Health, Dr. Ayesha Verrall. The Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan proposals, were released as part of a discussion document last Thursday 15th April, 2021. The proposals include sweeping cuts to tobacco retailers, the banning of tobacco sales to new smokers, limiting tobacco sales to specific R18 stores or pharmacies, the reduction of nicotine in products and a prohibition on filters in cigarettes. These are excellent proposals and are strongly supported by the PHANZ. “Around 4,500 people a year die because of tobaccoin New Zealand. This is carnage on an industrial scale, and affects Maori and Pasifika peoples disproportionately. We need to do everything that we can to protect our whanau and our whakapapa,” said Grant Berghan, Chief Executive Officer of the PHANZ.

    Read our full media release here

  • 28 Jan 2021 2:50 PM | Anonymous

    PHANZ nationwide roadtrip for Public Health

    See full details here: PHANZ Announcement and Itinerary 2021

  • 10 Dec 2020 10:33 AM | Anonymous

    The Public Health Association of New Zealand is pleased to announce the recipients of the PHANZ Public Health Awards 2020 as follows:

    Public Health Award 2020: Professor Michael Baker

    Tū Rangatira mō te Ora Award 2020: Professor Helen Moewaka Barnes

    New Pasifika award 2020: Dr El-Shadan (Dan)Taulolo

  • 16 Nov 2020 12:23 PM | Anonymous

    2020 Public Health Champion Awards

    The Public Health Association is pleased to invite nominations for this year's Public Health Champion Awards.

    Public Health Champion Award

    The purpose of the PHA's Public Health Champion Award is to recognise and profile the outstanding contribution by an individual to public health.

    Tū Rangatira mō te Ora award

    The Award is presented annually to a person or roōpu who demonstrate leadership in hauora Māori.

    Pacific Public Health Champion award

    The purpose of the PHA's Pasifika Public Health Champion Award is to recognise and profile the outstanding contribution by an individual or group to improve the health of Pasifika peoples.

    Important dates for the three awards:

    Nominations open Tuesday 10th November, 2020.

    Nominations close Friday 20th November, 2020 at 5pm.

    Recipients notified by Friday 27th November, 2020.

    Awards announced at the PHANZ AGM 2nd December, 2020

    For more information on the criteria and nomimation form please click here

  • 16 Nov 2020 11:55 AM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to announce that the following nominations received for the vacancies on the PHANZ board are now declared elected as per 11.1 of the PHANZ Election bylaw, and will commence their tenure at the PHANZ AGM Dec 2nd 2020. 

    11.1 If the number of candidates nominated does not exceed the number of vacancies to be filled, the Returning Officer shall declare the candidate or candidates nominated elected.

    Maxine Shortland (President)**Should  proposed remit 1  be ratified at the PHANZ AGM Dec 2nd 2020 then this position will become entrenched in our constitution as a Co-President in Te Tiriti based partnership with the Co-President Māori.  The change would occur at the 2021 AGM with interim arrangements made toward that end by the incoming council.
    Toni Paterson (General Executive)  
    Jalal Mohammed (General Executive) 
    Gail Duncan (General Executive) 

    We welcome our new executives to the team, for bios click here

  • 06 Nov 2020 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    PHANZ nominations for the executive elections are now open. For more information about how you can nominate for the current vacant positions and elections deadlines click here. Please note nominations must come from branches and not individuals

  • 05 Nov 2020 2:47 PM | Anonymous
    PHANZ AGM 2020 will take place on Wednesday 2nd 2020. Find out more details here
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