• Whānau enjoying the Moving the Māori Nation Day

    Easing the pressure at Christmas

    • Date: 20 December 2017

    Having worked with Māori and Pacific communities in Christchurch for more than 21 years, He Waka Tapu knows that Christmas can be an extremely stressful time for whānau.

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  • The Mamas’ tivaevae revival group in Porirua, Wellington keeps culture alive and fosters a sense of belonging for themselves and others. Featured: Feiloaiga Maene, Ngaro Teuruaa and Teaue Robati (left to right). Photo by Adrian Heke.

    Stitching culture and community together

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    Every Wednesday around 50 Pacific Island women gather in Porirua to revive and enjoy one of the Cook Islands’ most vibrant treasures, the creation of tivaevae (quilts). While Whānau Ora supports these women to practice their art form – the true investment is even richer.  

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  • Manaia Cunningham is part of a project to restore māra kai on Banks Peninsula to their once famous status as bountiful kai baskets. The project is supported by Whānau Ora.

    Sowing dreams in the whenua

    • Date: 16 November 2017

    In the tiny bay of Koukourarata, māra kai are being restored to their once famous status as bountiful kai baskets. Find out how dreams are growing healthy and strong – one humble potato at a time, in the heart of Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū (Banks Peninsula).

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  • Principal of Avonside Girls High School Sue Hume, Waitangi speech representative Monika Kern, Te Hinenga Te Hēmi, her parents Tracy and Hēmi Te Hēmi.

    “Her identity is more important to her than ever”

    • Date: 15 November 2017

    A proud father says a new programme to connect Christchurch rangatahi with their Māoritanga helped his teenage daughter regain strength after her brother died.

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  • Nanaia Mahuta. Image supplied by RNZ.

    Te Puni Kōkiri welcomes new Māori Development Minister

    • Date: 13 November 2017

    Te Puni Kōkiri is geared to support a new suite of leaders and, for the first time ever, a wahine is steering the waka as its Minister for Māori Development.

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  • The Bros for Change programme in partnership with the Whānau Ora commissioning agency, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, is helping rangatahi in Christchurch to become whānau and community leaders. Photo by Wiremu Grace.

    Bros for Change – Rangatahi becoming whānau and community leaders

    • Date: 07 November 2017

    The six week programme run by Jaye Pukepuke(Tūhoe, Ngāti Hine) and Ben Murray, utilises tikanga Māori to form the basis of their kaupapa targeting rangatahi who might have fallen off the waka or who just need some help.

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  • The Turner whānau have made their papakāinga housing aspirations a reality with the completion of an eight bedroom home. Photo by Wiremu Grace.

    Turner whānau papakāinga – A place to call home

    • Date: 07 November 2017

    It all started with a whānau plan through Whānau Ora.

    With the support of the Māori Housing Network led by Te Puni Kōkiri the Turner whānau now have a place to call home with the completion of an 8-bedroom papakāinga in Ngaruawāhia. In addition to building their home, they have established a whānau Trust and created a thriving mussel fritter business.

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  • Rotorua programme helps whānau buy homes

    • Date: 27 September 2017

    Inez White founded Indigenuity Limited, which is giving first homebuyers and whānau the help they need to own their own homes in Rotorua.

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  • Speed-Dating for a Better Whare

    • Date: 27 September 2017

    More than a dozen whānau in Murihiku have safer and warmer homes after a day of speed dating with builders, insulators, roofers and finance experts.

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  • The value of a Whānau Ora Approach

    • Date: 25 September 2017

    New research from Lincoln University and Ihi Research shows how public investment in the Whānau Ora approach provides economic as well as social and cultural benefits to the country.

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  • Mitchell Jaram

    Whakatāne community step up to healthier lifestyle

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    150 participants from Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and the Whakatāne community took up a healthier lifestyle challenge - Hikoi ki te Hauora – and won.

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  • Mere Pohatu and baby Tamati

    Protecting Pēpī Nationwide

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    Te Puni Kōkiri funded the first ever roll out of life-saving wahakura ten years ago and now every district health board in the country is set to offer them to whānau.

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  • Nancy Tuaine

    Report shows positive results for Whānau Ora

    • Date: 10 August 2017

    The latest report from Te Puni Kōkiri shows Whānau Ora has achieved positive outcomes for whānau and families across Aotearoa. Over 11,500 whānau and families were engaged through Commissioning Agencies’ initiatives as at 30 June 2016.

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  • Brymer goes from Marae to Man-Power

    • Date: 04 July 2017

    After 10 years making their mark as professionals in the marae construction business, Brymer Group Ltd is rolling up its sleeves to help more Waikato whānau through the Māori Housing Network.

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  • Māori Land Service

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    To date more than 1,000 Māori land owners, including large incorporations and trusts, have taken part in consultation on the Māori Land Service.  To read more about each hui and Māori land owners’ views, click here.

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  • Removing long standing barriers

    • Date: 03 April 2017

    Many land owners have raised long standing issues about barriers to the use and retention of their land.  These were mainly to do with rating, rating valuations, the application of the Public Works Act, landlocked land and paper roads.

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  • Changes proposed to the care and protection of children

    • Date: 12 January 2017

    A major transformational programme is underway to deliver a new child-centred operating model for vulnerable children and young people. This includes the establishment of the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki, which will be operational on 1 April 2017. The new Ministry will focus on five core service areas: prevention, intensive intervention, care support, youth justice and transition support.

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  • Having the time of my life

    • Date: 21 December 2016

    At a Whānau Ora 'Measuring What Matters' conference in Auckland, numerous stories were told of whānau successfully designing their own solutions to issues affecting their health and wellbeing. The stories showed Whānau Ora in action! Here is Laddy's story.

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  • Whānau Ora - Te Kākano o te Totara Leadership Wānanga

    • Date: 31 August 2016

    Te Kākano o te Totara offers the opportunity to support the growth of these emerging leaders through wānanga, networking, coaching, and mentors to pursue whānau transformation.

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  • Home repairs make life easier for Chatham Islands Resident

    • Date: 31 August 2016

    Life is much easier for Chatham Islands woman Joan Hough, now that she has an affordable and reliable power supply and access to water.

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  • Restoring my own mana

    • Date: 25 July 2016

    Matanuku is a man who, with help from an initiative being run by the Manukau Urban Māori Authority in South Auckland, has turned his life around, and has taken steps to restore his own mana on his own terms.

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  • Thankful for a shot

    • Date: 25 May 2016

    Applying for up to 60 jobs a week with no success was getting her down. It wasn’t until Vanisa completed a single Māori mother’s employment programme offered through Manukau Urban Māori Authority that she was successful in her search.

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  • Whānau Ora - Pā Ora, Pā Wānanga at Omaka Marae

    • Date: 29 March 2016

    Whānau of Omaka Marae in Blenheim believe in the whakatauki ‘He tangata akona ki te marae, tū ki te ao, tau ana’. If a person is well connected to their marae they will learn all the values and principles needed to participate in the global village with confidence.

     

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  • Whānau Ora - Reo Pēpi pukapuka

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    Tokorua ngā hākui nō Ngāi Tahu kua mahi tahi ki te waihanga i tētahi kohinga pukapuka ātaahua mā te hunga tamariki, e whakaaturia ai te reo Ingarihi me Te Reo Māori, ā, kei roto hoki ētahi whakaahua i tāia e te ringa. 

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  • Whānau Ora supports USO Bike Ride initiative

    • Date: 17 February 2016

    USO riders aim is to cycle the length of New Zealand as a challenge to the Māori and Pacific community to focus on Cancer awareness, regular health checks, and lifestyle management throughout all ages.

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