Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora puts whānau and families in control of the services they need to work together, build on their strengths and achieve their aspirations.

COVID-19 update

Whānau Ora commissioning agencies are responding directly to support whānau through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The three agencies are helping whānau to access health and welfare services, and directly distributing health and hygiene packs. The focus is on meeting basic needs for food, accommodation, heating, internet connectivity, water and sewerage, as well as dealing with the broader impacts of loss of income.  

This work is supported by extra government funding announced on 22 March 2020, to assist Whānau Ora commissioning agencies to reach into communities and support whānau directly.

For more information, see:

For information about other support available, see this page: COVID-19 Information for Māori

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Whānau Ora puts whānau and families in control of the services they need to work together, build on their strengths and achieve their aspirations. It recognises the collective strength and capability of whānau to achieve better outcomes in areas such as health, education, housing, employment and income levels.

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About Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora is about increasing the wellbeing of individuals and whānau to lead full lives and uses the power of whānau to improve the wellbeing of individuals and whānau. It provides whānau with appropriate services and support so they can become more self-managing and achieve their aspirations.

Whānau Ora puts whānau and families in control of the services they need to work together, build on their strengths and achieve their aspirations. Learn more.

Why Whānau Ora?

Whānau-centred

Whānau Ora puts whānau at the centre of decision-making about their future.

It recognises the collective strength and capability of whānau to achieve better outcomes in areas such as health, education, housing, employment and income levels.

 

Depicts whānau engaging with Navigators and Commissioning Agencies to access Health Services, Education Services, Social Services, or Other resources.

 

Whānau-focused

Whānau Ora is a revolutionary public sector initiative because it devolves the delivery of Whānau Ora services to community-based commissioning agencies.

These agencies work with partners, providers and navigators to deliver customised support and services to whānau.

The benefits of Whānau Ora have been written about and are available to read here.

Contact Details

If you want to access Whānau Ora services contact your relevant commissioning agency.

Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency works with whānau and families in the North Island.

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu works with whānau and families in the South Island.

Pasifika Futures is dedicated to working with Pacific Island families across the country.

Each commissioning agency works with local partners, providers and navigators to deliver a coordinated service based around the needs and aspirations of your whānau.

For other enquiries about Whānau Ora, you can contact your local Te Puni Kōkiri office, email whanauora@tpk.govt.nz or phone 0800 875 663.

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