Our Whānau Ora Stories

Since 2010, the Whānau Ora kaupapa has been life-changing for thousands of men, women and children. Hear what whānau and families have to say.

  • Video - SunPix Awards 2015 – Tupou Manapori

    • 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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  • Video - SunPix Awards 2015 – Mark Gosche

    • 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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  • Video - South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services SWPICS

    • 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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  • Video - Pasifika Foundation Trust Whānau Ora

    • 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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  • Video - Otahuhu College

    • 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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  • Video - Oceania Development Academy

    • 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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  • Video - CIDANZ

    • 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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  • Video - Innovation Projects Pacific Whānau Ora

    • 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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  • Video - Luseane Tu'ipulotu

    • 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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  • Video - Kirisimasi Samu

    • 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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  • Video - Geneva Marorora

    • 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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  • Video - Gabrielle Sisifo Makisi Sa Petaia Family

    • 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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  • Video - Dana Rasmussen

    • 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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  • Video - Whānau Ora Families Journeys

    • 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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  • Whānau experiences of homelessness at a Marae health and social service.

    • Date: 01 May 2017

    Research on homelessness suggests that poverty is a main trigger for homelessness, along with addiction, physical disability, a mental health condition, and relationship breakdowns. Māori have the added disadvantage when homeless of being disconnected from their culture, spirituality and whānau.

    Story courtesy of Te Pou Matakana.

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  • Te Pou Matakana

    • Date: 24 April 2017

    Te Pou Matakana recognises that in order to support whānau success, solutions must go beyond a single programme or provider.

    Story courtesy of Te Pou Matakana.

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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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  • 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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  • Photo credit: Te Arawa Whānau Ora.

    Whānau Ora - Tane Takitu Ake set for new intakes

    • Date: 06 April 2016

    “Tane Takitu Ake” which means “to stand up together as men” is the focus of this innovative programme. It’s aim is to support Māori men helping other Māori men with high health and social needs to realise their full potential.

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  • Photo credit: Te Arawa Whānau Ora

    Whānau Ora - Creating a path to independence

    • Date: 06 April 2016

    When choosing a path in life, sometimes it’s not one big step you need to focus on, but the series of small incremental ones that lead you to your destination. For Sherina, mum to 5 young tamariki, that big step was moving to Rotorua but the small incremental step was developing her Whānau Plan.

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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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  • Jade hands out fresh kai from her Kākano Cafe menu at the opening function.

    Whānau Ora - Café and Cookery School opens

    • Date: 24 February 2016

    Jade Temepara has waited a long time to realise her whānau dream of opening a café and cookery school based on healthy organic living and traditional Māori foods. Now that dream is a reality and Kākano Café is open in central Christchurch

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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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  • How the “Ania’s” got their way

    • Published on: 27 January 2016

    In 2015 Minister Flavell announced an annual budget of $14.491 million set aside specifically to assist with Māori Housing.

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    • From Kōkiri 33 Raumati 2016

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