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  • Whānau Ora supports USO Bike Ride initiative

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    USO riders aim is to cycle the length of New Zealand as a challenge to the Māori and Pacific community to focus on Cancer awareness, regular health checks, and lifestyle management throughout all ages.

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  • How the “Ania’s” got their way

    • Published on: 27 January 2016

    In 2015 Minister Flavell announced an annual budget of $14.491 million set aside specifically to assist with Māori Housing.

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    • From Kōkiri 33 Raumati 2016
  • Strengthening connections for farming whānau

    • Published on: 27 January 2016

    The Whānau Ora commissioning agency in the South Island, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, invests in a wide variety of initiatives that build sustainable whānau capability. Through programmes like Whenua Kura, Te Pūtahitanga encourages investment in whānau development with a particular focus on the farming sector and bringing whānau back to the land.

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    • From Kōkiri 33 Raumati 2016
  • Whānau Ora is for all families

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    The heart of Whānau Ora are New Zealand families who have been empowered to transform their own futures by taking control of their lives. This video features Pacific whānau stories describing families’ journeys and successes of the Whānau Ora programme.

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  • Pacific Whānau Ora Inaugural Awards

    • Date: 18 December 2015

    The Whānau Ora Awards celebrates, recognises and rewards Pacific individuals and organisations who have contributed something new and of significant value to the Whānau Ora service delivery. The Awards recipients were characterised by innovative thinking and whānau focus.

     

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  • South Auckland whānau complete unique financial literacy course

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    Whānau members from South Auckland have completed a unique financial literacy course funded by the Commission for Financial Capability to enable whānau to better manage their finances.

     

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  • One Community, Two Schools, 300 Whānau - Kaiti School and Te Kura Reo Rua o Waikirikiri

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    When Kāiti School and Te Kura Reo Rua o Waikirikiri identified low whānau engagement as a barrier to education achievement for their tamariki, they evaluated their mahi and investigated various models for whānau engagement – resulting in a hugely successful collaborative approach.

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  • Māori Housing Network Fund giving hand up to motivated Māori

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    Māori lag far behind non-Māori in homeowner stats, but a new housing strategy known as the Māori Housing Network Fund could help Māori families find new homes, but it’s difficult to get in on the strategy. One of the criteria is having a legal entity.

     

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  • Living life to the fullest

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    “I was working at Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao when I got my Breast Cancer diagnosis. The whole process was traumatic and it took a huge toll on my body.  It was brutal and I was exhausted but it was during that time I realised what a taonga our health is and I wanted to fight for mine”, explains Barbie.

    Instead of being held captive by fear and pain, Barbie decided to take control of her health and wellbeing. This new focus meant Barbie began to think about the steps she would take to build the strength she needed to battle her disease.

     

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  • Health course ‘changed my life’ – A Te Arawa Whānau Ora Story

    • Date: 30 November 2015

    Rotorua man Victa Wilson feels like anything is possible after completing the Tane Takitu Ake programme run by Korowai Aroha.

     Mr Wilson, 47, recently graduated from the 10-week programme and was one of six participants who committed themselves to enhancing their health through exercise and nutritional advice.”I am just happy and it’s given me a springboard to help myself and help others”, Mr Wilson explained.

     

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  • TPK launches ‘Understanding whānau-centred approaches’ report

    • Date: 17 September 2015

    Te Puni Kōkiri launched the Understanding whānau-centred approach report earlier this month, a report focusing on the key findings and learnings of whānau-centred approaches used in the first three years of the Whānau Ora initiative.

     

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  • Champions of change

    • Published on: 16 February 2014

    Whānau Ora Champions Charmeyne Te Nana-Williams, Pati Umaga, Brendon Pongia and Piri Rurawhe are promoting the Government’s reforms as part of the transition to a NGO commissioning model.

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    • From Kōkiri 30 Hui-tanguru 2014
  • Whānau plan for the future

    • Published on: 14 February 2014

    A young south Auckland family credit Whānau Ora for a new outlook on life.

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    • From Kōkiri 30 Hui-tanguru 2014
  • House of Hope

    • Published on: 13 February 2014

    A Pacific aiga (family) unable to care for their severely disabled adult son now have a pathway to support his return home thanks to Whānau Ora.

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    • From Kōkiri 30 Hui-tanguru 2014
  • Stepping UP’, whānau!

    • Published on: 04 February 2014

    A Whānau Ora provider collective is transforming the livelihoods of Bay of Plenty families through a ground-breaking pilot.

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    • From Kōkiri 30 Hui-tanguru 2014
  • Free at Last...

    • Published on: 04 February 2014

    A Waikato woman in and out of prison every year for 20 years is breaking the cycle with the help of Whānau Ora.

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    • From Kōkiri 30 Hui-tanguru 2014

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