Partner agencies for Paiheretia te Muka Tāngata

Pānui tēnei i roto i te reo Māori

Paiheretia is a jointly led kaupapa between Te Puni Kōkiri, Ara Poutama Aotearoa and Te Manatū Whakahiato Ora – the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), in partnership with Māori. Paiheretia was co-designed with tāne and whānau Māori with experience of the system, hapū, iwi, Māori service providers and hapori Māori.

Last updated: Thursday, 13 October 2022 | Rāpare, 13 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2022

Paiheretia is about partnering with local Māori communities to:

  • create the conditions for whānau ora through kaupapa Māori and whānau-centred approaches.
  • establish a Kaiarataki Navigator service to support whānau to navigate the Corrections system, to access the services and support they may need, and to maintain positive relationships and cultural connections as a whānau.
  • support the cultural capacity and capability of Corrections frontline practitioners to better engage and support positive whānau outcomes.
  • establish effective integrated service case managers to better support whānau to engage in meaningful employment and other MSD social support services.

Paiheretia is being implemented in Hawke’s Bay and Northland.

Hawke’s Bay was chosen to build on the work already underway at the prison to work in a kaupapa Māori and whānau-centred way.

Te Puni Kōkiri and Ara Poutama Aotearoa have also partnered with Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi to establish a Kaiarataki Navigator service in Hawke’s Bay.

In Northland, the rohe provided different opportunities and recognised the Northland Region Corrections Facility was originally designed to be a kaupapa-Māori facility to support people on their journey towards healing and restoration. This kaupapa presents an opportunity to return to that original vision and realise the promise and potential of the site.

In Northland, Te Puni Kōkiri and Ara Poutama Aotearoa have partnered with Ngāti Hine Health TrustTe Hau Ora o NgāpuhiTe Hā Oranga, and Waitomo Papakāinga Development Society to deliver the Kaiarataki Navigator service.

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