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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu mourns the passing of Tā Wira Gardiner

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island, shares with the nation in the overwhelming sense of loss at the passing of Tā Wira Gardiner, of Ngāti Awa, Te Whakatōhea, Whānau-a-Apanui and Ngāti Pikiao.
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Helen Leahy to leave role as Pouārahi of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu announces the resignation of Pouārahi Helen Leahy, after seven years heading the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for the South Island. Chair Tā Mark Solomon says that Ms Leahy will be sorely missed.
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu opens fund to support Māori response to Omicron

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is today launching a new fund that will empower whānau across the South Island to design their own solutions to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. Applications for Te Pūtea Whakatere are open today, supported…

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Extra support for Māori and Pasifika Omicron response is welcomed by the Whānau Ora network in Te Waipounamu

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu welcomes this morning’s announcement of funding to support the response of Māori and Pasifika communities to the Omicron outbreak.
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Tia Potae wins inaugural Primary Industries award at 2021 New Zealand Women of Influence

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is delighted to congratulate Tia Potae for winning the inaugural Primary Industries award in the 2021 New Zealand Women of Influence awards.
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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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