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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu hopes new research will improve outcomes for Māori in State Care

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is dismayed by the findings of Hāha-uri, Hāha-tea, a new report by Ihi research that details the over-representation of tamariki Māori in state care, as well as the chronic racism and abuse experienced within the system
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu calls for Ministry of Health to release Māori vaccine data

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu adds its voice to the call for the Ministry of Health to release Māori vaccine data to its North Island counterpart, the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency.
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu and Sense Partners release reports on Māori labour market

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu and Sense Partners congratulate the Government on a record low unemployment rate, after Tatauranga Aoteaora: Stats NZ today reported that unemployment has fallen to 3.4 percent in the three months to the end of Sept...
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu celebrates changes to Disability System

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is delighted by today’s announcement of transformational changes to the Disability System.
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu announces the closure of the Puna Fund

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu announces the closure of the Puna Fund. The fund was established following the first nationwide lockdown in March 2020 in recognition that for many whānau in a crisis, navigating complex systems to access support was…

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Media release: Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu congratulates Georgia Latu on Award for Young Achievers

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is delighted to celebrate Georgia Latu of Pōtiki Poi, who has received the Hiwaterangi Award for Young Achievers at this year’s Ngā Tohu Matariki o Te Tau. This prestigious annual event recognises Māori whose passion,…

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Media release: Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu joins Child Poverty Action Group in calling for urgent action

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu welcomes a new report released by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and urgently calls for the Government to address its findings. The first year of COVID-19: Initial outcomes of our collective…

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Media release: Success of Mokopuna Ora provides blueprint for redesign of Well Child Tamariki Ora

PĀNUI PĀPĀHO / MEDIA RELEASE Wednesday 14 July 2021 Success of Mokopuna Ora provides blueprint for redesign of Well Child Tamariki Ora Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu supports the findings of a recent review of Well Child Tamariki Ora, and…

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Media release: Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu warns that Budget 2021 may not meet the urgent and increasing needs of whānau

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu welcomes today’s announcement that Budget 2021 will include dedicated funding for Māori, but cautions that it may not be enough to meet the increasing needs of whānau as we head into a COVID-scarred winter. Pouārahi…

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