“.... I see it as an award for my whole team and the work we do together,” Maeva says.
Waitematā District Health Board Māori Nurse of the Year Chloe Maeva didn't let a worldwide pandemic, motherhood, study or being pregnant get in the way of her work and commitment to Māori mental health.
Maeva was presented with a korowai for the award by the board today during a special ceremony where she was named the latest winner of the Te Kauae Raro Māori nursing and midwifery award.
The korowai is passed from winner to winner each year and is highly symbolic of the board's organisational values.
“It was very surreal to receive this award. I see it as an award for my whole team and the work we do together,” Maeva says.
Of Te Rarawa, Ngai Takato and Ngāti Kurī descent, Maeva says she knew she belonged in community-based healthcare from a young age. After initially pursuing physiotherapy, she was given the opportunity to study Māori mental health and has never looked back.
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