Titiro Whakamuri, kia anga whakamua / Reflecting forward the use of voice
Sexual and domestic violence specialist services reflecting forward
Last week a joint conference was held with Community Networks Aotearoa and NZ Council of Christian Social Services – Tātou tātou e!
Tātou tātou e! has a focus on how we can build strong relationships. Helen Leahy, opened the conference with her speech on Whānau Ora and Wellbeing.Read More
Last week was a busy one for Helen Leahy, Pouarahi as she spoke at another symposium, this time for Suicide Prevention . The evening was preceded with a wonderful demonstration of talent from rangatahi associated with He Tangata – performance and theatre at Ngā Hau e Whā marae.
Helen’s question to the crowd was what will it take us to believe, Ko Au Te Timatanga (it starts with me).
Helen Leahy, Pouarahi, was a keynote speaker at the recent Solutions to Homelessness Symposium: Since the 2010 Christchurch and 2016 Kaikōura Earthquakes Helen talked about the role Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu played in the Earthquake recovery programme and response to homelessness and what are some of the lessons learnt from the engagements in this field.Read More
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu were celebrated highly commended status for their Wave Nine – ‘Invest in Your Whānau’ campaign at the PRINZ Awards Gala Dinner in Wellington at the Beehive last night. The awards are designed to recognise outstanding public relations work and highlight the importance of good communications across every aspect of society.Read More
The latest report from the Safety in Care Unit released by Oranga Tamariki reiterates what Māori have been saying for a long time, and that is a stronger need for early intervention methods such as Whānau Ora Navigators is well overdue.
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