Whānau Ora budget announcement welcomed in the South Island

Norman Dewes, the Board Chair of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island, is delighted with the significant growth in investment for Whānau Ora announced today. “Today’s announcement is a vote of confidence…

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Māori females can do it

  Māori females can do it This Friday night, we are accompanying Whenua Kura to the BNZ Māori Excellence in Farming awards dinner for the Ahuwhenua Trophy, in Hamilton.      This year, two of the three finalists for the…

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Friendly New Faces

Ko Hine-tītama koe matawai ana te whatu i te tirohangaYou are like Hine-tītama, a vision at which the eyes glisten The Roman statesman and scholar, Marcus Tullius Cicero, had a good point.  He once said, “The face is a picture…

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Promising Signs for Whānau Ora

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu welcomes the news that the Government has approved a transfer of $11.38 million per annum of funding for Whānau Ora. Te Pūtahitanga Chief Executive, Helen Leahy, says this shows an on-going commitment by the Government…

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Getting Whānau Active

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has completed a successful two-day wānanga on getting whānau active, by releasing a video profiling one of their commissioning initiatives, Hale Compound Conditioning.   Hale Compound Conditioning is the vision of an inspirational young couple, Koren (Manu)…

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The Fresh Prince of Whirinaki

From the passion and wonder of Whakarewarewa to the crisp still air of an Invercargill night, this week Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has been doing the miles, in our mission to share the news about the three new investment…

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New Te Pūtahitanga initiative launched

1000 Days Trust Mata Cherrington, Prue Halstead, Helen Leahy, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, Norman Dewes, Donovan Clarke, Aimee Kaio, Amoroa (Molly) Luke, Marama Fox MP. The 1000 Days Trust, a Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu initiative, has been launched in…

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To Plant a Garden is to believe in tomorrow

This week, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, has been mobilizing the power of the gardener, to focus on the living works of art being created around Te Waipounamu.   In our two day wānanga based at Kākano Café in Christchurch there…

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Poipoia te kakano kia puawai : Nurture the seed and it will Blossom

The ‘koukou’ brand : blight free; virus free and delicious taewa. This week Te Waipounamu has had the privilege of hosting the Minister for Whānau Ora, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell.   And what a week it has been.   From the still…

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“I didn’t choose the skuxx life, the skuxx life chose me”.

I love hearing new words.   This week, at a hui of Māori entrepreneurs the phrase ‘Genetic Maorification’ was dropped into the conversation.   It draws from the concept of whakapapa;  genealogy being passed from one generation to the next and…

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