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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WAVE social impact investment set to make a difference for hundreds more whānau in Te Waipounamu

A pioneering social impact investment fund supporting Māori businesses and initiatives in the South Island is calling for applications for its 18th funding round.
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Whānau-centred commissioning approach ‘turning the dial’ for Māori in Te Waipounamu

Thousands of whānau Māori in Te Waipounamu are thriving as a result of direct commissioning by the South Island’s Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, according to independent research released today.
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu welcomes new directors to GPL

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island, has today announced two new appointments to its General Partnership Ltd Board.
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Two weeks left to get RUIA and Tama Ora applications in

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has put the call out to rangatahi Māori to bring their ideas around wellbeing and intergenerational leadership to the table.
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Budget 2023 brings opportunity to strengthen Whānau Ora in Te Waipounamu

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu welcomes today’s Budget announcement of $168m in spending to strengthen Whānau Ora but cautions it will bring a limited level of stability, rather than any widespread expansion or change.
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Extension granted for Te Kīwai fund to support tamariki and rangatahi

A pilot project to help remove financial barriers to participation in sport and recreation for tamariki and rangatahi Māori in the South Island has been extended.
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu welcomes stability amid Cabinet reshuffle

The head of the South Island’s Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency says the new Cabinet announced by Prime Minister Chris Hipkins yesterday is good news for Māori.
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu appoints Ivy Harper as new Pouārahi

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is delighted to announce the appointment of Ivy Harper as the new Pouārahi for the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island. Ms Harper has been a valued kaimahi of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu since 2018.
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu congratulates recipients of Queen’s Birthday Honours

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu congratulates all recipients of Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours announced today, and takes particular pride in the achievements and recognition of whānau across the South Island.
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