Whānau Ora Commissioning agency in the South Island, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, has welcomed the announcement that whānau carers will be entitled to up to $25.50 an hour as family carers, but is concerned at the timing that has delayed vital decisions on the decision-making authority of people with disabilities.Read More
The Waitangi Tribunal’s report into the Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry gives weight to the decades of whānau experience of institutional racism in the health system, described as ‘inaction in the face of need’. All parties agreed that along with personal racism and stereotyping, institutional racism is a significant barrier to giving effect to the meaning of the Treaty and its principles.Read More
“1 July 2019 is an important day for whānau rights, responsibilities and opportunities,” says Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu, Pouārahi, Helen Leahy.
Two important legislative changes come into force today, impacting on the care and wellbeing of whānau. The first is the impact of Section 7AA Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 / Children’s and Young People’s Well-being Act 1989.Read More
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamuis focused on planning ahead for the demographic impacts that are evident across the populations; including the interesting trend that Māori are increasing in number at a faster rate than other population age groups.Read More
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is bracing itself for the chill of winter by releasing two new digital stories celebrating the connection whānau have with kai and whānau ora.Read More
South Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency says the clear statement of fact about the detrimental impact of colonisation and racism which impact on whānau Māori across generations is a powerful challenge to the nation.Read More
Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu celebrates the distinguished service of whānau champions across the South Island who have been awarded Queen’s Birthday honours.Read More
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