Nikora, L.W., Levy, M., Henry, J. & Whangapirita, L. (2002). An evaluation of Te Rau Puawai workforce 100: Evaluation overview (prepared for the Ministry of Health, Technical report no. 1). Hamilton, New Zealand: Maori and Psychology Research Unit, Univeristy of Waikato.
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In July 2001, the Maori & Psychology Research Unit of the University of Waikato was asked to conduct an evaluation of the Te Rau Puawai programme, a joint venture between the former Health Funding Authority and Massey University. The overall goal of the programme is to contribute at least 100 Maori graduates to the Maori mental health workforce within a five year period. The overall aim of the evaluation was to provide the Ministry of Health with a clearer understanding of the programme including: the perceived critical success factors, the barriers if any regarding Te Rau Puawai, the impact of the programme, the extent to which the programme may be transferable, gaps in the programme, and suggested improvements. Through archival search, questionnaire surveys and interviews, evaluative data was collected from major stakeholders in the Te Rau Puawai programme.