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International Nurses Day: Career that keeps on giving

For Panu Te Whaiti, nursing is a career that just keeps on giving. "Sometimes I get asked if it’s stressful but I find the more you pour into your community; the more your soul is filled. It really fills your cup."

International Nurses Day: The diversity of district nursing

Marrying a Central Hawke’s Bay farmer and starting a family steered Cantabrian Megan Peacock from traditional hospital-based nursing into the world of district nursing - a role she wouldn’t change for the world.

International Nurses Day: Midwifery relationship a remarkable one

"I love getting to know people and their families and empowering women to welcome their new baby," the community-based lead maternity carer (LMC) says.

International Nurses Day: Professional Development never stops

"What I love about nursing is that even after all of these years, we continue to study to validate our clinical knowledge and we’re just always learning, it’s awesome," she said.

International Nurses Day: A career that takes you places

Paediatric and intensive care nursing is where she began her career "many moons ago" but community nursing is where she truly found her niche.

International Nurses Day: Growing our Maori health workforce

The Nurse Director of Māori Health at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) oversees and advises on Māori health workforce initiatives, Māori nursing scholarships and networks with the many nursing groups both within the DHB and within Māori health services.

International Nurses Day: Public Health nurses crucial in pandemic response

Improving the health and wellbeing of a whole community, reducing inequities and preventing disease outbreaks was not an area of nursing accomplished Public Health Nurse Manager Liz Read knew existed until a placement with Palmerston North’s public health unit during nursing training.

International Nurses Day: Specialist virtual consults continued - Hawke's Bay DHB

As the Clinical Midwife Specialist, Emma works with women diagnosed with gestational diabetes (GDM) during their pregnancy. Her goal is to effectively manage their glycaemic control and enable baby to be born in the most optimal condition.

Celebrating a diverse nursing and midwifery workforce - Hawke's Bay DHB

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and public health organisation, Health Hawke’s Bay are highlighting the varying roles nurses and midwives work in, from management and operational to frontline positions across hospital and community settings.

Health funding injection a big step in the right direction - ASMS

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says the government’s pre-Budget funding announcement delivers a welcome shot in the arm for a health system which has been teetering on the edge.