• Associate Minister of Housing Kris Fa’afoi with Charlotte Arma, manager James Liston Hostel, Auckland emergency housing (left) and Diana Hegan, from the New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness and Te Puni Kōkiri.

    From homelessness to hope

    • Date: 12 September 2019

    From people living rough on the streets, to people who walk our corridors of power – on a bright winter’s day in Ōtautahi, they came together to listen, learn and take action against homelessness.

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  • Stitching whakapapa together through quilt-making in Otautahi

    • Date: 15 August 2019

    Whakapapa and quilt making is being combined to help transform and heal whānau.

    Recently Te Puni Kōkiri supported Ngāti Porou artist Ron Te Kawa to run a whakapapa quilt workshop in Ōtautahi over two long and and very creative weekends at the Stitch-o-Mat Centre in New Brighton.

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  • Housing improvements keep whānau warm and provide independence in Invercargill

    • Date: 14 August 2019

    Myra Clarke is warm, dry and safe living in her small two bedroom Invercargill home thanks to improvements from the Te Puni Kōkiri Māori Housing Network and local provider, Awarua Synergy.

     

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  • Paiheretia te Muka Tangata - improving outcomes for Māori in Corrections

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    This initiative aims to use the Whānau Ora approach to support Māori aged under 30 in the New Zealand corrections system. It aims to build and maintain strong relationships between the individual and their whanau and provide support to lower reconviction rates and the Māori prison population.

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  • $80 million to expand the Whānau Ora approach

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    This initiative aims to increase support for whānau to achieve their aspirations and lift overall wellbeing. This will be done through funding the expansion of the Whānau Ora commissioning for outcomes approach to reach more whānau. It will include an increase in the navigator workforce, targeted tamariki support, and support to build financial capability.

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  • Exploring how a whānau-centred approach can improve Māori and Pasifika wellbeing

    • Date: 30 May 2019

    This initiative will enable exploration into how a whānau-centred approach can be used to raise health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori and Pasifika, including how to reduce avoidable hospitalisation rates, and to develop an investment proposal to test such an approach.

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  • Whānau Development Summit 2019

    • Date: 22 March 2019

    Te Puni Kōkiri will be hosting the Whānau Development Summit at Te Papa in Wellington on the 25th of March 2019.

    The Whānau Development Summit is a forum that Te Puni Kōkiri has created to promote whānau development investment and whānau centred policy across the public and philanthropic sectors.  In this respect it is sponsored jointly by the Minister of Māori Development and the Minister of Whānau Ora.

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  • Tā Mason Durie

    Groundbreaking research on Māori urbanisation

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    A leading Māori health specialist Sir Mason Durie is praising what he is calling groundbreaking research into the impacts of urbanisation on Māori.

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  • $28m boost for whānau-centred initiatives

    • Date: 25 May 2017

    More whānau will get access to Whānau Ora support across the country with the injection of $10 million of new operating funding over four years in this year’s Budget, says Whānau Ora Minister Te Ururoa Flavell.

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  • Waihiko - Digitising Māori Stories

    • Date: 16 May 2017

    Waihiko, an opportunity for rangatahi to be immersed in a kaupapa Māori creative digital space.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.

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  • Video - Rangatahi Tumeke

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Rangatahi Tumeke is a camp hosted in the Catlins for educating youth on discovering mahinga kai, traditional maori experiences and surviving outdoors. Some of the kaupapa for Rangatahi Tumeke involves, Fishing / Eeling, Kayaking, Te Reo Language, Maurakau, Hiking / Tramping, Raranga, Weaving, Māori Carving and more.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

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  • Video - Te Kākano o te Totara

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Te Kākano o te Totara is a development programme created by Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island. Te Putahitanga seeks to nurture emerging leaders that are recognised by their whānau or community as future champions of Whānau Ora. The initiative is aimed at emerging leaders who are actively involved in the advancement of their whānau. Te Kākano o te Totara supports the growth of these emerging leaders through wānanga, networking, coaching, and mentors to pursue whānau transformation.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Te Huarahi Oranga

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Hale Compound and Conditioning is all about Hauora and improving Whānau Ora through changing mindsets and mobilising whānau to be proactive with their physical and mental wellbeing.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Pā Ora, Pā Wānanga

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Omaka Marae's latest kaupapa - transforming the marae into a learning living village through a range of initiatives that engage whanau, rangatahi and tamariki in a number of ways.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

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  • Video - 1000 Days Trust

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Invercargill based initiative to invest in the role of mothers, fathers and whānau to help babies thrive.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Tiramarama Mai - Mataa Waka

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Keeping rangatahi at school (Blenheim) (Maata Waka Trust ki te Tauihu).

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

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  • Video - Maara oranga - Ngāti rārua

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Moving towards healthier eating habits and physical activity, through a Whānau Ora approach.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Kākano Cafe and Cookery School

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Māori inspired food traditions, leading to long healthy lives, broader dietary options, a garden at home.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

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  • Video - Reo Pēpi

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Two mothers taking initiative and producing beautiful children's books in te reo Māori for their babies, tamariki and for all whānau interested in contemporary learning resources. "The future development of te reo is with young parents who are willing to put in the time and commitment."

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

     

     

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  • Whānau Ora Growth

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    We are actively improving the lives of whānau throughout Te Waipounamu. Watch our growth video to learn more.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Te Aho Mutunga Kore: Whānau Ora Symposium

    • Date: 02 May 2017
  • Video - Waka Whenua

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    Waka Whenua is an initiative based in Motueka that focuses on creating tangible expressions of aroha for every whānau. Sisters Julie and Tracey wanted to see their sacred connection to the whakapapa that gave them life, honoured through the creation of the ipu whenua - a container from which to place the placenta until it could be returned to Papatūānuku; whenua to whenua. They're product exists to celebrate life, anchor life and commemorate the things that families value most.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Awarua Research and Development

    • Date: 02 May 2017

    For over thirty years the whānau of Awarua have been seeking new ways to benefit their marae, whānau and community. They came to Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu with a focus for succession planning; nurturing a new generation of leaders to be supported in a variety of key areas such as governance, project management and financial management. Watch this insight into some of their latest exciting new kaupapa happening now within their whānau and communities.

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Whānau Whenua

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Whānau Whenua the land intiative setup to help whānau in the Whakatū region - featuring Ngāti Kuia, Te Iwi Pakohe

    Story courtesy of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

     

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  • Video - Whanau Ora Leading Provider Award

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Pasifika Futures is a Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency. We work with regionally based providers and partners to build the capability and capacity of Pacific families. Pasifika Futures supports Pacific families to achieve their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development.

    Story courtesy of Pasifika Futures

     

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