New initiative for young people launched in Blenheim

A new initiative designed to encourage young people to retain their interest in learning and further education is being launched in Blenheim today by the Minister for Whānau Ora, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell.   Developed by local Māori social service…

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Te Kākano Maara Kai Launch

Today Maania and I attended the launch of Te Kākano Maara Kai at Araiteuru Marae in Dunedin.  The project leads are Chris Rosenbrock and Wally Te Whaiti operating under the auspices of Kai Tahu ki Otago trading as Tu Mai…

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New Whānau Ora initiative launched!

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu Board Chair, Norm Dewes, has congratulated Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi for a very successful launch of their Whānau Ora initiative, Poipoia, in Christchurch this morning.   “Poipoia is a wonderful expression…

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Hikina o Tatou Reo

Have you ever walked into a room where a newborn baby has captured everyone’s attention, their every sound triggers immediate response.   ‘Hōmai te tamaiti ki ōku ringa, a, māku ia e hiki’ – pass me that baby, she is calling to be…

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Introducing Acting CEO, Helen Leahy

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu board chair, Norm Dewes, has today announced that Helen Leahy has been appointed to the role of Acting CEO for Te Pūtahitanga.   “Helen’s experience, expertise and commitment to Whānau Ora will ensure that the…

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Te Pūtahitanga appoints new Board Member

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the South Island Whānau Ora commissioning agency, today announced the appointment of Mrs Gena Moses – Te Kani to its board. Mrs Moses – Te Kani (Ngāti Kuia, Rangitāne, Ngāti Toa, Muaūpoko) is self-employed  and…

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Congratulations to He Toki Ki Te Mahi

Te Putahitanga o te Waipounamu is really proud to be one of the supporting partners for a new initiative, Te Toki ki te Mahi. Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu know that whānau are a vital resource for supporting apprentices through…

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Te Pūtahitanga Whānau Enterprise Coaches

Te Putahitanga Whanau Enterprise Coaches Kia ora koutou,  Te Pūtahitanga is pleased to introduce the six Whānau Enterprise Coaches who have been engaged by Te Pūtahitanga to work with whānau in their transformation journeys.  The Whānau Enterprise Coaches have been…

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Media Statement – Innovation Key to $3.1 Million Multi-Project Funding in Te Waipounamu

The South Island’s Whānau Ora commissioning body is about to announce $3.1 million in funding directed toward locally driven initiatives designed to support Maori innovation and achievement in the region. Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is excited about the high…

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Te Pūtahitanga has Launched!

Speech from Minister Tariana Turia. Launch of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency, Ngā Hau e Whā Marae, Ōtautahi – 26 July 2014 I have been so looking forward to being with you today, to celebrate the…

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