We are the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for Te Waipounamu.

We work on behalf of eight Te Waipounamu iwi to determine the best ways to support whānau development.

Our approach aims to create social impact by investing directly in initiatives developed by whānau or community groups. We also support a significant workforce of Whānau Ora Navigators who work directly with whānau to support them to develop their own pathway plans.

All our mahi is centred on the philosophy that whānau must be placed at the centre of service design and delivery, supporting them to realise their own solutions.

WHĀNAU ORA OUTCOMES

The Whānau Ora Framework continues to guide the work of Te Taumata to improve outcomes for whānau. Agreed to by Te Taumata and the Crown, the framework provides the central foundation of our commissioning methodology and stipulates a Whānau Ora Framework approach that seeks the following outcomes:

POU TAHI

Whānau in Te Waipounamu are self-managing and empowered leaders.

Huia feather, korowai and taniko are symbolic of rangatiratanga and leadership.

POU RUA

Whānau in Te Waipounamu are leading healthy lifestyles.

Parirau (wing) represents the physical wellbeing of the whānau and whānau having the ability to thrive.

POU TORU

Whānau in Te Waipounamu are participating fully in society.

Poutama symbolises education and knowledge. With knowledge comes better participation in society. Mangopare is a symbol of strength.

POU WHĀ

Whānau in Te Waipounamu are confidently participating in te ao Māori (the Māori world).

Whakapapa, Papatuanuku, takarangi (spiral) separating Ranginui, the centre of te ao Māori is our connection to our whakapapa.

POU RIMA

Whānau in Te Waipounamu are economically secure and successfully involved in wealth creation.

Pataka a traditional storehouse with the addition of a poha (kelp bag) containing titi.

POU ONO

Whānau in Te Waipounamu are cohesive, resilient and nurturing

Interwoven koru, embracing with indicative lines, showing certainty and connection during

POU WHITU

Whānau in Te Waipounamu are responsible stewards of their living and natural environment.

Manaia (guardian) – how we should see whānau within the environment.

Latest articles

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Strengthening our resolve

It is without a doubt a massive blow to see that work undone, and especially to face the reality that our Government seems to view Māori outcomes as expendable. However, this only makes the work of Whānau Ora even more important than ever.
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Strengthening our resolve

It is without a doubt a massive blow to see that work undone, and especially to face the reality that our Government seems to view Māori outcomes as expendable. However, this only makes the work of Whānau Ora even more important than ever.
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Making sure the future looks bright ahead

The beginning of this calendar year has been a whirlwind for Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, with the opening of Wave 18 and Tai Neke, Tai Ora and the chance for our teams to get on the road to promote these funds.
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Tīmata Technologies – Fresh, kiwi meals, delivered to your door!

Tīmata Technologies has launched an app so that users can purchase affordable meals for delivery from the comfort of their home.
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Waitangi Day 2024: In pursuit of kotahitanga

It has been 184 years since Te Tiriti o Waitangi was first signed in Waitangi on February 6, 1840. When it was signed, it was done so in the spirit of unity and partnership.
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“Our kids do a lot of learning in front of a screen, and they need to be outside in the sunshine and fresh air. They need to know how to grow healthy kai”

Keith Murphy from Te Pā o Rākaihautū

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Watch these previously funded kaupapa

Ngaire Briggs never imagined her whānau candle-making hobby would turn into a thriving business. What started as a fun DIY project with her kids blossomed into Huikai Creations, now supported by Te Pūtahitanga WAVE funding, they are able to experiment and produce more beautiful candles for the wider community.

Founded in the 1950s, the Māori Women’s Welfare League was built upon the strong vision of wāhine Māori leadership with the intention of sowing seeds of hope for all Māori women and their whānau across Aotearoa, forging a path towards a brighter future for all.

Jillian and Jolz, lifelong friends since age six, have shared life’s joys and challenges. They’ve raised whānau, seen mokopuna enter the world, and founded Four One Seven ORA, a business dedicated to improving the well-being of whānau through Rongoā Māori.