Kōkiri 24 – Te Tairāwhiti: Regional Leadership group takes Whānau Ora to the East Coast

Published in Kōkiri 24, Mahuru - Whiringa ā nuku 2011

The Tairāwhiti Whānau Ora Regional Leadership Group (RLG) has presented to over 400 people since taking information about the Whānau Ora kaupapa out to their community.

The communities of Ruatōrea, Gisborne, and Wairoa heard from Chair Lois McCarthy-Robinson, and RLG members Dr Api Mahuika, Manu Caddie, Owen Lloyd and Te Pare Meihana.

“We are going out to our communities to share information about Whānau Ora,” says Lois. “There is already a lot of knowledge held in the community. This knowledge together with a Whānau Ora approach will be a powerful way of achieving things.”

The RLG presented on Whānau Ora, outlining what it is, describing the funding model available to help build whānau capability, design whānau plans and activities that strengthen whānau connections.

Also in attendance were other RLG inter-departmental members Maaka Tibble of Tairāwhiti District Health Board, Jane Hopkinson from the Ministry of Social Development, and Mere Pohatu from Te Puni Kōkiri.

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