Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu welcomes the Government’s announcement today of funding of $320 million to break the cycle of family and sexual violence, but seeks a stronger indication of investment in whānau-determined solutions as the platform for change.Read More
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is thrilled with Hon Eugenie Sage’s announcement this week that the Government is putting $360,000 of funding from the Waste Minimisation fund towards a project that will result in more computers in the homes of whānau.Read More
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu – the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island – welcomes the announcement of $98 million to be invested in initiatives aimed to reduce Māori recidivism rates.Read More
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu celebrates the endorsement of the Whānau Ora approach in Whakamana TangataRead More
Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu acknowledges with great sadness the passing today of George (Hori) Turia; adored husband of Tariana, a beloved father, grandfather and koro; a mentor to many, a friend to the motu.Read More
The last three days have provided us with endless opportunities to reflect; to celebrate and to connect within the context of a Whanau Ora approach.Read More
One of the universal soul-searching questions of our generations is asked by almost every child, ever.
It is a question asked as you drive into the sunrise of your whānau holiday.
A question asked at every new signpost; every big town.
Are we there yet?
Dynamic trio, Tamatha Paul, Sonny Ngatai and Ezekial Raui inspired participants at Whānau Ora Symposium in Christchurch today delivering compelling and engaging stories to inspire rangatahi to follow their dreams and aspirations.Read More
When the Town Hall was officially reopened on 23 February local band Shape-Shifter was selected to play. It couldn’t have been more apt. Shape-shifters occupy the world of magic and miracles. They transform from one state to another, breathing new life into old.Read More
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu congratulates Omaka Marae on the significant success of their whānau enterprise initiative, Manaaki food condiments, which has just been awarded a gold medal at the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards (ONZFOA).Read More
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu General Partnership Limited Board (GPL) has appointed two new board directors at its March meeting. Today the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, held a whakatau to welcome Tā Mark Solomon and Sally Pitama who have been appointed as directors to the GPL Board.Read More
One minute from our home in Linwood there is a garage. We go through frequently – to get petrol, milk, bread and the occasional boysenberry trumpet. Ten days ago that garage on the corner took on a new significance. For directly opposite the Z is a place of worship where the Muslim community come to pray, to congregate, to express their culture and religion. That’s where they were – bowed over, reverent, deep in prayer when a terrorist changed our lives forever.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu Pouārahi, Helen Leahy, has spoken of the gracious expression of manaakitanga being demonstrated so strongly in the response of Muslim communities to the horrific attack on two Christchurch mosques last Friday.Read More
The recent national review of Whānau Ora, Tipu Matoro ki te Ao, reported that Whānau Ora Navigators are seen as crucial, in helping whānau to heal the past, deal with the now and plan for sustainable change. The report reflected that whānau place high levels of confidence and trust in their navigators, particularly noting that they were part of the community and therefore invested in its success.Read More
Co-Chairs of Te Taumata (the iwi partnership of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu),
Amoroa (Molly) Luke and Dr Taku Parai, have today expressed their pleasure in receiving a copy of the report, Tipu Matoro ki te Ao, Final Report to Minister for Whānau Ora.
The Whānau Ora Review Panel has today issued its report on the accountability, transparency and sustainability of the Whānau Ora commissioning approach.Read More
An exciting milestone for Whānau Ora Initative ‘Koha Kai’ has been realised, as their dream of opening their own purpose-built kai cart came to fruition.Read More
After two hugely successful markets, Te Pātaka o Wairau Māori Night Market is back on Tuesday 5 February 2019 from 4-8pm at Seymour Square!Read More
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is pleased to announce that applications for Wave Nine ORA funding open on Monday 21 January.Read More
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is buzzing that Whānau Ora legend, Jaye Pukepuke, was last night awarded a medal as part of the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year regional Local Hero Award.Read More