WBOP PHO Named Finalist in the 2024 Diversity Awards NZ™

We are proud to announce that WBOP PHO has been named a finalist in the prestigious 2024 Diversity Awards NZ™ in the category Ngā Āhuatanga o Te Tiriti Tohu. This recognition, announced on Thursday, 30th May, places us among 28 esteemed organisations celebrated for their dedication to fostering a culture of inclusion in workplaces across Aotearoa New Zealand.

The judging panel has acknowledged that our initiatives exemplify best practices in workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion, positively impacting our employees and enhancing our business performance. The Ngā Āhuatanga o Te Tiriti Tohu category honours organisations that show a genuine commitment to being responsive to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. This includes demonstrating initiatives that improve outcomes for Māori and foster stronger, more robust partnerships with whānau, hapū, and iwi.

“The WBOP PHO is uniquely structured through its JV partnership with equal representation between Ngāi te Rangi and Ngāti Ranginui Iwi and General Practice, ensuring that our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi is central to our mission. This commitment influences every aspect of our mahi, guiding our resource allocation and investments to promote a culture of equity within our organisation and out in the community,” says Kiri Peita, Director of Māori Health and Well-Being.

In our category, we stand alongside three other remarkable finalists: Ratonga Ahi me ngā Ohotata i Aotearoa Fire and Emergency New Zealand, Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission, and Ventia. As finalists, we will now advance to the next phase, which involves visits and interviews. This stage will offer the judges deeper insights into our efforts and the positive outcomes we are achieving.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, 28th August, at the Grand Millennium Auckland.