Whānau ora news
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.
The Whānau Ora Review Panel has today issued its report on the accountability, transparency and sustainability of the Whānau Ora commissioning approach.
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.
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!
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is pleased to announce that applications for Wave Nine ORA funding open on Monday 21 January.
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.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island, has welcomed the recommendations from He Ara Oranga, the report of the inquiry into mental health and addiction.
Tū Pono ki Te Tau Ihu community project team has called a hui at Waikawa Marae on Wednesday 28 November at 3.30pm to support local whānau in their efforts to eliminate violence.
A whānau driven business designed to make an impact on the use of te reo in the South Island has been announced as a finalist in the 15th Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, the National Māori Language Awards. ‘Fush’ is a whānau-owned business with two high market restaurants in Ōtautahi who have developed a credible reputation excelling in customer service and food quality that is uniquely Māori.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu congratulate Rangitāne o Wairau on being announced as finalists in the 15th Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, the National Māori Language Awards for their Whānau Ora initiative Rauemi Tautoko mō Rangitane o Wairau .
Two years on, we reflect on the 7.8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake that rocked New Zealand and devastated the North Canterbury and Marlborough regions, not only shattering the environment but the lives of many whānau and families. GeoNet described the 160km long rupture as the earth “unzipping” itself.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu congratulates Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu on becoming the first iwi in the country to sign a strategic partnership with Oranga Tamariki under the new legislation [Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017].
Kaikaiawaro Charitable Trust, the charitable arm of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Kuia, have been announced as one of the successful applicants of the Health Research Council’s (HRC) Ngā Kanohi Kitea Development Grant.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is pleased to receive advice yesterday from the Minister for Whānau Ora advising that he has received the report from the Whānau Ora Review, and it is clear “that Whānau Ora works”.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu celebrates the centenary of the Ratana Movement as a significant platform for whānau.
Kakano Cafe and Cookery school will be moving from their central Christchurch premises to join what is fast becoming a transportable Whānau Ora fleet working in the Canterbury region.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is thrilled to announce that Corstorphine Community Hub has been honoured for their valuable contribution to Whānau Ora at the Trust Power Community Awards on Thursday 25 October in Dunedin. The hub works to strengthen whānau, promote wellness and improve access to services while encouraging self-sustainability and healthy lifestyles.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu congratulate LoveChi Café and Catering on their opening in Nelson today. LoVeChi Limited are the founders of the Angels Trio Charity, a Whānau Ora initiative created to care for struggling whānau in their community. Their new café is situated at 87a Vanguard Street in Nelson.
One of my favourite affirmations is a comment from African American writer Maya Angelou, “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”. It speaks to me of that eternal desire for a glimmer of hope to ride through any storm; our universal motivation to find the silver lining; to create our best plan moving forward.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is pleased to support a storytelling initiative developed by Nga Pakiaka Mōrehu o te Whenua who will be launching their first children’s book ‘The Footsteps of Uenuku’ at Ukaipo Cultural Centre in Blenheim on Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 6pm.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has announced the recipients of their latest Whānau Ora funding round, Wave Eight. Twenty-seven entities will receive support for a wide range of whānau lead initiatives designed to make a positive difference in the wellbeing of whānau.