Lorraine Hetaraka
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Lorraine Hetaraka

Ministry of Health / Manatū Hauora

Chief nursing officer

  • Appointed March 2021.
  • Chief executive of Te Arawa Whānau Ora for the year prior.
  • Previously at the National Hauora Coalition and Procare Health and Homecare Medical.
  • Joint associate director of nursing Māori at Auckland District Health Board and the University of Auckland for four years.
  • Started as a registered nurse, moving to nursing leader and nursing director accountable for strategy, workforce planning, policy and primary healthcare delivery.
  • Affiliated to Tapuika, Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Kahu.


ProCare Health Limited
Nursing Director
Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
Homecare Medical New Zealand
Nursing Director
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
National Hauora Coalition
Nurse Leader
Dec 2016 - Dec 2019
Te Arawa Whanau Ora
Chief Executive Officer
Feb 2020 - Mar 2021
Ministry of Health / Manatū Hauora
Chief Nurse
Mar 2021 - Present

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