The 10 Whānau Ora Regional Leadership Groups were established to assess the EOI proposals.
The groups are located in regional locations based on current Te Puni Kōkiri regional boundaries.
Members of the Regional Leadership Groups include between four and seven community people; and three officials – one each from Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Social Development and District Health Boards.
Their role is to provide regional direction to ensure whānau-centred initiatives contribute in positive and realistic ways to local communities.
They will foster regional communications and relationships, ensure coordination with other local and regional initiatives and services.
Members come from diverse backgrounds and have expertise and skills in areas such as health and social services, whānau development and community development.
The Regional Leadership Groups made recommendations to the Whānau Ora Governance Group who made the final selection.