News and Updates

  • Empowering taitamariki to make informed decisions about vaccine

    • Date: 03 September 2021

    Māori-led youth organisation, Mā Te Huruhuru Charitable Trust has been empowering and educating rangatahi in Tāmaki Makaurau to make informed decisions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

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  • Ngā Tini Whetū: Lessons Learnt

    • Date: 20 August 2021

    Ngā Tini Whetū is an innovative prototype using the Whānau Ora commissioning model to decentralise early support. AIKO, the evaluation provider, has worked with the four partners to develop an evaluation plan. The first step is the Lessons Learnt report.

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  • Embedding Whānau Ora

    • Date: 09 August 2021

    Whānau ora continues to grow, as Te Puni Kōkiri works alongside other government agencies to invest in the kaupapa.

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  • Paiheretia Launched in Te Tai Tokerau

    • Date: 23 July 2021

    Tāne from Northland Regional Corrections Facility (NRCF) welcomed manuhiri and challenged officials in Te Tai Tokerau at the Māori Pathways programme announcement.

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  • Government supports Bros for Change

    • Date: 04 March 2021

    Dozens of rangatahi will build positive futures thanks to a major government contract awarded to the Bros for Change charitable trust, which is supported by Whānau Ora commissioning agency Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.

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  • The Safer Credit and Financial Inclusion Strategy launched to address problem debt

    • Date: 02 October 2019

    Whānau on low-incomes often have no choice but to take out high-interest loans that are unaffordable and unsustainable, just to meet their everyday needs – which often creates debt and hardship.

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  • Stitching whakapapa together through quilt-making in Otautahi

    • Date: 15 August 2019

    Whakapapa and quilt making is being combined to help transform and heal whānau.

    Recently Te Puni Kōkiri supported Ngāti Porou artist Ron Te Kawa to run a whakapapa quilt workshop in Ōtautahi over two long and and very creative weekends at the Stitch-o-Mat Centre in New Brighton.

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  • Housing improvements keep whānau warm and provide independence in Invercargill

    • Date: 14 August 2019

    Myra Clarke is warm, dry and safe living in her small two bedroom Invercargill home thanks to improvements from the Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Network and local provider, Awarua Synergy.

     

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  • $80 million to expand the Whānau Ora approach

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    This initiative aims to increase support for whānau to achieve their aspirations and lift overall wellbeing. This will be done through funding the expansion of the Whānau Ora commissioning for outcomes approach to reach more whānau. It will include an increase in the navigator workforce, targeted tamariki support, and support to build financial capability.

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  • Exploring how a whānau-centred approach can improve Māori and Pasifika wellbeing

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    This initiative will enable exploration into how a whānau-centred approach can be used to raise health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori and Pasifika, including how to reduce avoidable hospitalisation rates, and to develop an investment proposal to test such an approach.

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  • Whānau Development Summit 2019

    • Date: 22 March 2019

    Te Puni Kōkiri will be hosting the Whānau Development Summit at Te Papa in Wellington on the 25th of March 2019.

    The Whānau Development Summit is a forum that Te Puni Kōkiri has created to promote whānau development investment and whānau centred policy across the public and philanthropic sectors.  In this respect it is sponsored jointly by the Minister of Māori Development and the Minister of Whānau Ora.

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  • Groundbreaking research on Māori urbanisation

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    A leading Māori health specialist Sir Mason Durie is praising what he is calling groundbreaking research into the impacts of urbanisation on Māori.

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  • $28m boost for whānau-centred initiatives

    • Date: 25 May 2017

    More whānau will get access to Whānau Ora support across the country with the injection of $10 million of new operating funding over four years in this year’s Budget, says Whānau Ora Minister Te Ururoa Flavell.

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  • Waihiko - Digitising Māori Stories

    • Date: 16 May 2017

    Waihiko, an opportunity for rangatahi to be immersed in a kaupapa Māori creative digital space.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.

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  • Video - Rangatahi Tumeke

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Rangatahi Tumeke is a camp hosted in the Catlins for educating youth on discovering mahinga kai, traditional maori experiences and surviving outdoors. Some of the kaupapa for Rangatahi Tumeke involves, Fishing / Eeling, Kayaking, Te Reo Language, Maurakau, Hiking / Tramping, Raranga, Weaving, Māori Carving and more.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

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  • Video - Te Kākano o te Totara

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Te Kākano o te Totara is a development programme created by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island. Te Putahitanga seeks to nurture emerging leaders that are recognised by their whānau or community as future champions of Whānau Ora. The initiative is aimed at emerging leaders who are actively involved in the advancement of their whānau. Te Kākano o te Totara supports the growth of these emerging leaders through wānanga, networking, coaching, and mentors to pursue whānau transformation.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Te Huarahi Oranga

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Hale Compound and Conditioning is all about Hauora and improving Whānau Ora through changing mindsets and mobilising whānau to be proactive with their physical and mental wellbeing.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Pā Ora, Pā Wānanga

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Omaka Marae's latest kaupapa - transforming the marae into a learning living village through a range of initiatives that engage whanau, rangatahi and tamariki in a number of ways.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

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  • Video - 1000 Days Trust

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Invercargill based initiative to invest in the role of mothers, fathers and whānau to help babies thrive.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Tiramarama Mai - Mataa Waka

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Keeping rangatahi at school (Blenheim) (Maata Waka Trust ki te Tauihu).

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

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  • Video - Maara oranga - Ngāti rārua

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Moving towards healthier eating habits and physical activity, through a Whānau Ora approach.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Kākano Cafe and Cookery School

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Māori inspired food traditions, leading to long healthy lives, broader dietary options, a garden at home.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

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  • Video - Reo Pēpi

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Two mothers taking initiative and producing beautiful children's books in te reo Māori for their babies, tamariki and for all whānau interested in contemporary learning resources. "The future development of te reo is with young parents who are willing to put in the time and commitment."

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

     

     

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  • Whānau Ora Growth

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    We are actively improving the lives of whānau throughout Te Waipounamu. Watch our growth video to learn more.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Te Aho Mutunga Kore: Whānau Ora Symposium

    • Date: 02 May 2017

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