Whānau ora news
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu celebrates the distinguished service of whānau champions across the South Island who have been awarded Queen’s Birthday honours.
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.
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.
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.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu celebrates the endorsement of the Whānau Ora approach in Whakamana Tangata
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.