Tairawhiti Nurses and Midwives

There are a range of education and professional development activities available to nurses and midwives;

Health Workforce NZ Postgraduate Nurses Scholarships

Professional Development Recognition Programme (PDRP) for Nurses

e-Learning Opportunities

Support is available to encourage midwives and the nursing community to work together to support one another.

Education Coordinators based at Gisborne Hospital


Rebecca Searle as the Coordinator for Nurse Entry to Practice (NETP) and is available to support new graduate nurses, preceptors and the NETP programme. Rebecca can be contacted on (06) 8690500 Ext. 8300 or by email

Iidil Merlini as the Midwife educator is available to support all Hauora Tairāwhiti Core Midwives, local Lead Maternity Carer’s and students on clinical placement to the maternity unit. Iidil can be contacted on (06) 8690500 Ext 8532 or by email


Serita Karauria is the Coordinator of Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) Post Graduate Scholarships, offering support and funding to nurses and midwives. Serita can be contacted on (06) 8690500 Ext 8935 or by email

Serita can also be contacted to support nurses with information about PDRP.