The New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora 2021


The inaugural New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora were a great success for 2019/2020, and as an extension and replacement of the successful 28-year-old Pharmacy Awards. We want to build on this legacy and create a space that champions the primary healthcare sector and your collective achievements. 

Thank you for your hard work and the time you spent submitting such outstanding entries!

The judges have been hard at work and are now thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2021 NZ Primary Healthcare Awards. To see who wins you’ll need to get tickets to the main event, which is on 15 May in Auckland! 


He Tohu Mauri Ora 

Mauri Mahi, Mauri Ora 

He tāngata/wahine Pūkenga 

He tāngata/wahine Mākohakoha  
He tāngata/wahine tino māia 

Through the work you are all doing, our whānau, our community and our nation prosper. 

Supporting the primary care sector 

A strong primary care sector is crucial to a successful New Zealand health system, providing great care for patients and a great work environment.   

The Health Media and the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand believe the awards will encourage collaboration and innovation in primary care, and allow the healthcare sector and the public to see how hard primary care practitioners work to improve the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders and keep them out of the secondary care (hospital) system.  

The collective aim is to improve access, health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori and non-Māori alike, and the awards celebrate the work that is already happening to encourage further collaboration.   

Awards gala dinner 

Winners will be honoured at a glittering black-tie gala at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on 15 May 2021. The night will celebrate and showcase the best of the best across primary healthcare in Aotearoa. It’s the perfect opportunity to socialise and network with your colleagues across the primary healthcare sector, so buy your tickets today by emailing Emma Houltham:  

Awards sponsors 

Sponsorships are still available. Email Grayson Cobb: 

Stay up to date 

Be sure to register for our special awards e-newsletter Primary Stars to receive the latest awards news and updates. You can also follow the awards on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Please use #PrimaryStarsNZ to share any of our posts with your friends and colleagues. 

Remember to subscribe to New Zealand Doctor or Pharmacy Today to keep up to date on the primary healthcare sector year-round.

The awards are proudly hosted by The Health Media Ltd, publishers of Pharmacy Today|Kaitiaki Rongoā O Te Wā and New Zealand Doctor|Rata Aotearoa, and the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand.  



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