Matāriki Awards

Ehara tāku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini, takimano e !
My strength is not the result of my own efforts, but of the many people who have joined along the way. 

IntroductionWho can enter | CategoriesCriteriaHow to enter | Entry rulesTimeline | Contact

Introduction │ Kupu arataki

Applications for the inaugural Matāriki Awards are now open to anyone who works within the DHB or provides a service on behalf of Auckland DHB to improve Māori health outcomes through values-based actions.

We are looking to celebrate everything our people do to improve whānau experience, eliminate health inequities for Māori or develop the Māori workforce.

If you know an individual or team who lives our values every day to improve Māori health outcomes please put forward a nomination today. 

Individuals or teams are invited to apply or to nominate individuals and teams they work with.

The Matāriki Awards are one of the ways we recognise and celebrate the dedication of our people and inspiring others by sharing their work.

The Awards are held during Matāriki the Māori New Year that begins with the rising of the Matāriki star cluster (the Pleiades or Seven Sisters).

Who can enter | Ko wai ka whakatapoko

Applications are invited from Auckland DHB employees and contractors, primary care organisations, GP practices, NGOs and Kaupapa Māori providers all of whom provide services to the Auckland DHB population that keep our community fit, well and healthy.

Whether you are in a clinical or non-clinical position, you are encouraged to apply for an award in one or more of the four categories.

You can either put your own project forward or nominate a project or initiative that you think is a shining example of our values in action advancing Māori health gain.

The categories  | Ngā Rōpū

There are four awards in total one for each of our values:

Welcome | Haere Mai

For teams or individuals who truly show the value of  Welcome by putting people at ease, seeing the person as a whole person, enabling meaningful engagement and using language that people can understand with a view  to achieving  better Māori health outcomes. This could include whānau experience, eliminating inequities or developing the workforce.

Respect | Manaaki

For teams or individuals who truly show the value of  Respect – by listening to different points of view, showing compassion, using language people can understand, show integrity and protect dignity and privacy with a view to achieving better Māori health outcomes. This could include whānau experience, eliminating inequities or developing the workforce.

Together | Tūhono

For teams or individuals who truly show the value of  Together – by sharing learning, supporting each other,  achieving as a team with colleagues, patients and whānau with a view to achieving better Māori health outcomes. This could include whānau experience, eliminating inequities or developing the workforce.

Aim High | Angamua

For teams or individuals who truly show the value of Aim High by aspiring to excellence in their practice or service on a dailiy basis, and by providing safe and effective care with a view to achieving better Māori health outcomes. This could include whānau experience, eliminating inequities or developing the workforce.

Apply now. [DOCX, 24 KB]

Criteria to address in your application | Ngā paearu

The judges will assess your application against the criteria below.  When completing your application please make sure you address the following areas specific to the value:

  1. What was the Māori health outcome you set out to improve and why did you choose this outcome? (10% weighting)
  2. Describe the five things (e.g. actions, changes, behaviours) you did and detail why they were key to achieving the identified outcome? (30% weighting)
  3. What did you achieve and what was the impact of the changes you made? (30%)
  4. Next steps (30% weighting)
    1. Any lessons you learned along the way or things you would do differently next time.
    2. How the improvements will be sustained.
    3. Any potential to inform best practice and roll out in other places.

 Your application should not exceed 750 words (excluding tables and images).

How to enter | Ngā aratohu whakatapoko

Please read the Matāriki Award entry rules and the category criteria before submitting an application. You can find a copy of the criteria and the application form here [DOCX, 24 KB]. Once you have completed the application form, you will need to upload a saved copy of the application form to the Judgify site (external link) .  You may apply in English or Te Reo. 

The closing date for the Matariki Awards is 21 May 2018. Applications received after this date will not be considered by the judges. 

Matāriki Awards entry rules | Ngā tikanga whakatapoko

  1. The Auckland District Health Board Matāriki Awards are open to all employees of Auckland DHB and those who work with Auckland DHB in the community to support our population to be healthy.
  2. Entrants may self-nominate or be nominated by another.
  3. Individuals or teams may enter the Auckland DHB Matāriki Awards.
  4. An individual or team may enter more than one category, providing a separate application is prepared for each project, publication or programme.
  5. All applications for the awards must be submitted electronically by 21 May 2018. Applications received after this date will not be considered by the judges.
  6. The total word count of your application should not exceed 750 words. This excludes any tables and images.
  7. If you are a finalist, the judging panel may ask you to provide further information about your entry. This could take the form of a short presentation, a poster or a video about your entry or just some additional questions.
  8. Information provided in any application will be held by Auckland DHB for the purpose of assessing the applications and promoting the Awards. In submitting an application, applicants consent to the publication of some or all of the information contained within their application.
  9. All finalists and winners may be photographed for publicity purposes before and during the awards
  10. Finalists and winners may be asked to take part in a short video that will be used at the awards and for any post publicity about the Awards.

Timeline | Rārangi wa

  • Applications open 16 April 2018
  • Applications close 21 May 2018
  • Finalists will be announced 11 June 2018
  • The winners are revealed at the Matāriki Awards on 5 July 2018

Contact | Ngā pātaitai

For further information or advice about the Matāriki Awards please email MataarikiADHB@adhb.govt.nz

Remember applications close at midnight on 21 May 2018

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