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Opening date: Monday 21 January 2019

Closing date: Sunday 10 March 2019 at 12noon

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is pleased to announce that applications for Wave Nine ORA funding open on Monday 21 January.

Whānau Ora is about understanding ORA in its widest meaning – supporting whānau to be in charge of their destiny; to lead healthier lifestyles, to create the future they want for all our mokopuna to thrive in.

Ora also means Opportunity to Realise your Aspirations. 

All initiatives must be based within the South Island, the Chatham Islands or Stewart Island and must align with seven pou designed to achieve specific Whanau Ora outcomes, such as ‘whanau will be responsible stewards of our living and natural environment’ or ‘whānau will lead healthy lifestyles.’  

We are calling on whānau to put forward their best ideas to invest in the future of all their whānau members, so that they may flourish.

Over the past four years, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has invested in whānau initiatives that include an organic garden and cookery school; maara kai; cultural tourism; a low-cost health village and land-based initiatives. Examples include resilience approaches for whānau, Pa Kids – an afterschool te reo programme for tamariki and caregivers; Koha Kai - creating meaningful employment and education opportunities within the disability sector and Reo Pepi – beautifully illustrated bilingual books for pēpi among other storytelling initiatives that are helping to build cultural connectivity and capacity.

We encourage whānau to head along to one of our workshops across Te Waipounamu. Details for the workshops are on our events page on Facebook or our website. We will also be hosting weekly Facebook live question and answer sessions so follow us on Facebook to find out more!  

We will provide a workbook and ORA application that needs to be completed and returned to us with supporting documents by the closing date.    Keep an eye out on Facebook for updates.

*This year we’re asking for written applications to be completed on the application form that can be downloaded from our website. Applications will then need to be submitted via email, couriered or delivered to us kanohi ki te kanohi.

*Applicants have until Sunday 10 March at 12 noon to email applications.

*If you are delivering your application in person or via courier it needs to be at our office at 10 Show Place, Christchurch, by Friday 8 March at 5pm.

 All you need to know is available on our website now.

Wave Nine Workshop Roadshow Dates are also available on our website events page and our Facebook events page.
(*Please share events near you with your networks - Facebook event links included below).

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