Our workforce partners
Whanganui Regional Health Network (WRHN)

Primary Health Organisations (PHO) provide essential primary health care services to those people who are enrolled with the PHO. PHOs bring together doctors, nurses and other health professionals in the community to support the health needs of their enrolled populations. When your doctor decided to join a PHO you would have signed a consent form and become an ‘enrolled PHO patient’. PHOs can now do more things to keep people healthy, by improving access to health services and connecting with people in the community who are missing out or have poor health.

Whanganui Regional Health Network (WRHN) is responsible for a range of clinical and administrative activities and contracts. There are 17 general practices with WRHN, serving a population of approximately 62,000 across the Whanganui district. The benefits of belonging to WRHN are cheaper fees when you see your GP and access to a range of free health services (requiring referral by your GP or Practice Nurse), e.g. counsellors, immunisation service, social workers, community health workers, long-term conditions support, dietician, diabetes service, pregnancy and parenting service, pharmacist facilitators, chronic care nurses.

Improving access to services has seen WRHN develop the Whanganui Accident and Medical clinic, which is located in the Wanganui Hospital next to the Emergency Department, as well as establish and maintain two subsidiary companies – Gonville Health Ltd and Taihape Health Ltd.

Vacancies within WRHN and its subsidiaries are advertised in the local media and online.  They can also be found on the website vacancies page: www.wrpho.org.nz

Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority

Te Oranganui is an Iwi-led health and social service specialising in delivering services too but not exclusively Māori.  Te Oranganui operates a range of services including Primary and Community Medical, Mental Health and Addictions, Disability support and Whānau and Community.  The Te Oranganui case management approach is whānau centered ensuring that whānau supported to meet their health and wellbeing aspirations.  The organisation also delivers a range of population health initiatives across the region.
Te Oranganui is a large independent organisation with a workforce of approximately 150 people.  Employment opportunities exist across service delivery and in the back office support such as HR, Quality and Improvements, Administration and Finance.  If you are interested in exploring opportunities within Te Oranganui please look us up on Facebook or view our website www.teoranganui.co.nz


Workbridge is a professional employment agency that matches jobseekers to the right job. Workbridge assists jobseekers with a range of skills, qualifications and experiences, who also have a disability, injury or illness. Disability, injury and illness covers a wide range of conditions that may act as a barrier to employment and is likely to last 6 months or more. It includes learning or literacy barriers, medical conditions such as diabetes or severe asthma, people recovering from cancer, experience of mental illness, anxiety, depression, physical disability or injury, Deaf, loss of hearing or vision etc.   

Workbridge can assist jobseekers to:

  • Identify their current jobs skills, experience, training needs and career goals.
  • Search for a job.
  • Develop their employment skills – interviews, writing a CV etc.
  • Determine what workplace support they may require.
There is no formal referral process; jobseekers or service providers can contact us directly.
We provide a friendly and individualised service depending on the jobseeker’s needs.
Workbridge also administers Support Funds on behalf of the Ministry of Social Development (MSD). Support Funds are used to cover the 'cost of disability' – the additional costs that a jobseeker or student has because of their disability, when doing the same job or training as a person without a disability. People can pick up a Support Fund application from their local Workbridge Centre or they can download a form from our website www.workbridge.co.nz
Please feel free to contact us if you would like further information on our services on 06 348 0357, Free Phone 0508 858 858, email Whanganui@workbridge.co.nz  or via our website: www.workbridge.co.nz

Iwi health providers

Bonnie Sue – Ngati Rangi Health Centre
36 Burns Street, Ohakune, 4625, PO Box 123, Ohakune, 4660
Ph 06 385 9580    |    Fax 06 305 9380    |    Mobile 027 245 5434
Pet McDonnell – Te Puke Karanga
22 Seddon Street, Raetihi, 4632
Phone: 06 385 5019    |    Fax: 06 385 5021    |    Mobile:  027 741 9177
Grace Taiaroa – Te Kotuku Hauora Ltd – Ngati Apa
Operations Manager, Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Apa, Te Kotuku Hauora Ltd
Ph 06 327 5594    |    Fax 06 327 4345    |    Mobile 027 4859 447
Frana Chase – TOIHA
CEO, Te Oranganui Iwi Health Service, 57 Campbell Street, PO BOX 611, Whanganui
Ph 06 349 0007    |    www.teoranganui.co.nz
Tracey Hiroa – Mokai Patea
General Manager, Mokai Patea Services, 130 Hautapu Street, PO BOX 54, TAIHAPE
Ph 06 388 1156  or  021 0275 9983