Do you know someone who should be our next Local Hero?

Local Heroes is an initiative designed to recognise and reward staff members who others feel have gone above and beyond in their service to other staff members, our patients, and their whaanau. Click onto the yellow star above to find out more, including our Local Heroes nomination form.

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April Winners

Local heroes Ana

Ana Smith

Play Specialist

"Ana goes above and beyond not only in the Kidz first ED department, but she also assists in ICU with families and patients there."

Local heroes Eti

Eti Televave

Physiotherapy Student and Allied Health Entry to Practice Coordinator

"Eti embodies the Counties Manukau Health values in all that he does. He continues to promote the growth and diversity of our Allied Health workforce through actively supporting initiatives such as the Tangata O Le Moana programme"


Local heroes Kara

Kara Sepuloni


"Kara is outstanding she has stood out to me as a hard working cleaner whose presence on the ward is noticed immediately for the excellent job she does."


Local heroes Maureen

Maureen McGregor

Healthcare Assistant

​"Maureen has been working with Counties Manukau for more than 20 years. She is one of our most exceptional Health Care assistants, and is dedicated to the ward and her patients in everything she does."

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Melissa Girvan Grant

Registered Nurse

"Melissa has a natural ability and strength to connect well with others and this skill makes her successful in the work she does."

Local heroes Patricia

Patrician Lui

Surgical Booking Coordinator

"Pat is an amazing member of our surgical bookings team - without her patients' operations wouldn't happen."

Local heroes Samantha

Samantha Anderson

Public Health Nurse

"Sam is like a ray of sunshine wherever she goes. Everyone in our service knows if ever you are feeling down, Sam will always have a hug for you."


Radiology Team

Jennifer Donald, Graeme Anderson, Budresk Joshi

"Jenny, Graeme and Budresh have provided amazing and unsolicited radiology support to the respiratory team on the COVID-18 ward."

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