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.

About Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora belongs to whānau and families.

Whānau are the leaders in determining what their oranga means to them. The Whānau Ora outcomes framework shows whānau ora is achieved when whānau are:

  • self-managing
  • living healthy lifestyles
  • participating fully in society
  • confidently participating in te ao Māori
  • economically secure and involved in wealth creation
  • cohesive, resilient, and nurturing
  • stewards of their natural and living environments.

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

It uses a kaupapa Māori approach in an integrated way to improve the wellbeing of whānau as a group, addressing the individual needs within the context of whānau or families and their culture.

Whānau Ora is for all people of Aotearoa New Zealand.

For Whānau

Learn how Whānau Ora can help you and your whānau build on your strengths and access the services to achieve your goals and aspirations.

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Whānau Ora Kaupapa

Find out how Whānau Ora works, how it has evolved and the ways it is being implemented through government agencies working with local providers.

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Our Whānau Ora stories

See examples of how Whānau Ora is being put into practice through new ways of working by providers and government agencies.

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Contact us

For enquiries about Whānau Ora:

Contact your local Te Puni Kōkiri office or

Email whanauora@tpk.govt.nz or phone 0800 875 663.



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