Meri Kirihimete me Ngā Mihi o te Tau Hou!

Meri Kirihimete

Kia ora e te whānau,

What a year 2021 has been for us all.  In the midst of a global pandemic most of you all within the PMGH Sector still managed to complete and participate in our National Training Forums, Regional Gamble Jam networking/training sessions.  

Through the NCS Evaluation sector survey we received some really great feedback, including suggestions and comments on how NCS can further improve on processes in delivering future training and networking sessions throughout the year.  We have seen the departure of a few within the PMGH sector move onto different career paths and others being promoted to other roles within the sector. We have also welcomed in numerous kaimahi and new Service Providers within the Public Health and Clinical workstream.

We have appreciated all your efforts in getting involved within our Workforce Development trainings and your services to our communities throughout Aotearoa.  Despite 2021 being dominated by the Vaccination roll out, Covid-19 Delta variant, 100 + days of lockdown for our fellow colleagues in Auckland.  I understand many of you have had to adjust your PMGH mahi to accommodate the challenges that Covid-19 has brought to our doorsteps. NCS would like acknowledge all your hard mahi and your kaupapa within the PMGH space. I'm sure many like myself many of you within the sector will be glad to see the back of 2021 and welcome in 2022 with more optimism. 

Important dates and events to look forward to 2022

  • Regional Gamble JAM Trainings 
    • (1st March) Sothern Region
    • (15th March) Midlands Region
    • (5th April) Northern Region
    • (12th April) Central Region
  • International Gambling Conference (29 Jun - 1st July, 2022) Auckland

Wishing you all a Meri Kirihimete.  Enjoy your time with whānau and we look forward to see you all back here in 2022.

Nga mihi,
Tiana Matiu