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Aniva Future Pacific Nurse Leaders

Aniva Future Pacific Nurse Leaders is a support programme for undergraduate and pre-registration nursing students of indigenous Pacific Island ancestry. All Aniva Future Leaders students receive a grant each semester to assist with the nursing specific costs of study such as, health screening, vaccinations, equipment, uniform and clinical placement travel.  Aniva Future Leaders also provides networking events with senior Pacific Nurses to explore a wide range of nursing roles. Examination bootcamps and state nursing registration examination support is also supported.

Join Aniva Future Leaders


To join Aniva Future Leaders please click on the Join Now button below and complete the online application form:

applications for 2023 are now closed. 

Applications for 2024 will open on Monday 27 November 2023.

New Nursing Grant

Clinical  Placement Grant

State exam grant


Students who have previously received Aniva Future Leaders support and wish to continue, should complete a short ‘Renew Now’ form each semester.

If your details need to be refreshed, or you have any questions, please contact us via email at

Applications for 2023 are now closed. 

New applicants will be able to apply for 2024 from Monday 27 November 2023.

Application renewals for 2024 will open on Monday 15 January 2024.


To join the Aniva Future Leaders programme, nursing students must be:

*Indigenous Pacific island descent includes any of the following islands: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rapanui (Easter Island), Rotuma, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.


a New Zealand citizen, resident or permanent resident at the time of application


of indigenous Pacific Island descent* and able to provide evidence of indigenous Pacific Island ancestry


pre-registration and currently enrolled in an approved nursing programme at a participating Tertiary institution

Participating Institutions

The Aniva Future Nurse Leaders programme is open to indigenous Pacific nursing students enrolled in the following programmes:

Eligible Programme







Bachelor of Nursing Maori

Bachelor of Health Science: Nursing

Diploma of Enrolled Nursing

Master of Nursing Practice

Master of Nursing Science

Bachelor of Nursing Pacific

Bachelor of Nursing

​Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Te Pūkenga Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), Te Pūkenga Unitec Institute of Technology (Unitec), University of Waikato (UoW), Te Pūkenga Wintec Institute of Technology (Wintec) & Te Pūkenga Whitireia & Weltec Polytechnic (Whitireia)

Application Process

To join Aniva Future Leaders, nursing students should submit the following supporting documentation with their completed online application form:

1. Copy of current Student ID card

The student ID card must be for one of the participating Institutions listed in the above table. New students may provide an enrolment confirmation letter showing their student ID number in order to progress their Aniva Future Leaders application, must provide a copy of their student ID card as soon as it is available.

2. Proof of bank account

Acceptable documents include a bank statement or a screenshot of bank account details.

Students will also need to agree to the Terms and Conditions of the programme.

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Contact Us

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If you have any queries, please contact Aniva Future Leaders Programme Manager Harriette Kimiora:

021 537 133

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