Mānawatia a Matariki

After what feels like a few heavy months, this week is undoubtedly one of light and celebration as Te Huinga Whetū and Matariki shine bright on the national stage and in our homes and communities.
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Whānau Ora a shining example of social investment

The Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island is disappointed there is little new money for Māori in this year’s Budget but says its door is open if the Coalition Government wants to hear more about effective models of social investment.
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Latest news from across the motu

Whānau Ora partners and entities across Te Waipounamu have been busy this month, and we have been proud to be alongside them.
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Rangatahi mā, applications for RUIA and Tama Ora are open!

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu are excited to let rangatahi Māori in Te Waipounamu, Rakiura and Rēkohu/Wharekauri know that applications for RUIA and Tama Ora are open!
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Fostering new horizons

This week we are thinking about the role we play for our kaimahi, supporting them to grow and sometimes to spread their wings by leaving the organisation. We attend the Terea Te Waka conference and host Tū Pono Connectors here at the tari.
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Advocacy in the Face of Adversity

We will continue to advocate on behalf of our whānau and hapori, and to do our very best to secure funding to deliver back into the hands of those who will use it best.
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He āhuru mōwai – A safe place for all

As a commissioning agency, we see our role as accessing the resources and expertise needed to realise whānau aspirations.
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Getting to the heart of the matter.

I hope we can all see AI for what it is: a tool, not a panacea, and certainly not a replacement for EQ or indeed for people.  
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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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