Counties Manukau Health Board provides services to one of New Zealand’s fastest growing multicultural areas, in their hospitals and clinics such as Middlemore, Kidz First, or in a community setting.

The region is the most multicultural, youthful and fast-growing community in New Zealand.  One of the largest of New Zealand’s District Health Boards and they are a large employer in the Counties Manukau district, providing jobs for nearly 5000 people across the region.

Middlemore Hospital provides the most extensive services and facilities to the Counties Manukau Health communities. Other Inpatient services are also provided at their other facilities, which include Kidz First Children’s Hospital, the Manukau Surgery Centre, Pukekohe Hospital, Franklin Memorial Hospital, Botany Downs Maternity Unit and Papakura Maternity Unit as well as dedicated mental health and rehabilitation units

Middlemore Hospital – is the largest hospital operated by Counties Manukau Health They offer secondary-level (hospital and specialist) care and a selected range of community and domiciliary services for the population of Counties Manukau – the area that stretches from Otahuhu to Port Waikato.

They also provide niche specialist tertiary services for regional and national consumers in orthopaedic and plastic surgery, burns, spinal injury rehabilitation, renal dialysis, and neonatal intensive care.

Middlemore Hospital is one of the largest tertiary teaching hospitals in New Zealand.  Annually, they admit more than 91,000 in-patients, and handle in excess of 354,000 day-patients and outpatient attendances.  They employ around 4,100 full time staff.

Kidz First Children’s Hospital – is purpose built to deliver family centred health care.   The 82-bed hospital’s design meets not only the medical care needs but also the developmental, emotional and social needs of children, young people and their families.

Services provided at Kidz First Children’s Hospital include:

Paediatric inpatient medical care – acute paediatric medical service that practises family/whanau centred care with a parent or caregiver encouraged to stay with their children

Paediatric inpatient surgical care – acute (urgent) and elective (non-urgent) orthopaedic, plastic surgical (including specialist Paediatric Burns Unit) and otorhinolaryngeal (Ear, Nose & Throat) patients also practising family/whanau centred care

Child protection service – medical assessment, consultation, support, education and liaison with all agencies with regards to child abuse/protection issues.


Manukau is a hub of vibrant Pacific communities and cultures from around the world. This region in Auckland’s south is framed by magnificent coastline and dotted with beautiful parks and heritage sites.

Manukau City is part of the Auckland metropolitan area, which is in the Auckland Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Sometimes known as South Auckland, it lies immediately to the south and east of the adjacent Auckland City. It is New Zealand’s third most populous “city”, after Auckland City and Christchurch.

It is one of the truly multi-cultural cities of the world, with Pacific Island nationalities being particularly strongly represented among its residents. There are over 55 different ethnic groups that make up the population of this unique city, with people from Europe, Asia, and the Americas also here.

Otara Market, New Zealand’s largest street market bursting with life and flavour. Every Saturday, the Pacific Island, Māori and Asian stalls sell everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to clothing, arts and crafts.

Take a stroll through the stunning Auckland Botanic Gardens, home to more than 10,000 plants. Picnic on the grass, enjoy a bite in the café and admire the fantastic sculptures spread through the gardens.

Take a drive and discover the stunning Awhitu Peninsula. The historical Manukau Heads Lighthouse at the end of the peninsula offers stunning views across the turbulent sea.