Worker Leadership Programme: Ngā Puna Whai Oranga

Ngā Puna Whai Oranga aims to promote worker leadership for better health and safety outcomes, with a specific focus on facilitating leadership development for Māori, Pasefika, and migrant workplace leaders.

We aim to do this by:

  • facilitating a series of hui for workers to create the environments that allow worker leadership to emerge
  • running follow-up workshops to workers’ skills in health and safety leadership
  • exploring indigenous models of leadership to be implemented in individual workplaces, along with more dominant models
  • identifying barriers to leadership participation by Māori, Pasefika, and migrant workers and strategies to overcome them.

The programme begins in May 2021, which an initial focus on workers in the manufacturing sector.

Ngā Puna Whai Oranga is made possible with the help of a generous grant from ACC.

E tū Te Runanga’s National Convenor, Sharryn Barton, welcomes you to Ngā Puna Whai Oranga

E tū’s health and safety

E tū is the largest private sector union in New Zealand with many members from Māori, Pasefika, and migrant communities.

E tū and its predecessor unions have a long track record in advocating for better workplace health and safety outcomes and providing a voice for workers with Government, regulators, and in workplaces.

We participate in tripartite processes at each level, and support and provide
training for leaders in health and safety.