It is about investing directly into whānau and getting them to believe that they can do anything they desire.
Aki aki te tī – to encourage the light of the services I am involved with, particularly in the realm of whānau. Ensuring whānau voice is at the centre of decision making
There is nothing quite like working for a kaupapa Māori organisation. Something about it makes you feel more tau (relaxed) and supported. You feel like people understand you more.
I work here because it puts me in the position to support whānau directly
I am here because I want to help people
I believe this job chose me, it was not something I would have ever thought of doing, but I love it here
I am passionate about seeing better outcomes for whānau
I love working here because I know whānau is important to everyone who works here
It is a privilege to learn more about the culture and language. And contribute in some small way to this organisation’s success
I am on the phone with whānau, just assessing their needs. I feel really taken care of here and safe. Whānau Ora is about feeling united
This is a Māori organisation puts whānau at the centre of everything they do. You know I can bring my tamariki in, and they instantly have all these new aunties.
I was attracted to work at Te Pūtahitanga because of the organisation’s work in the community. Looking after people really appeals to me.
It’s about helping whānau reach their aspirations through self-determination.
Being part of the Whānau Ora dream and supporting whānau to thrive is something that I really enjoy doing every day.
I am so grateful to be aboard this waka, and I am constantly in awe of the mahi that is done, the passion that goes into that mahi as well as the outcomes that we support
My son asked me why I work here. He said I could work anywhere. I said yes, but you need a job that feeds the soul. Yes, you can work anywhere or do something that nourishes you.
The work we are doing is helping whānau, and it is amazing to see the impact we make and also whānau make for others.
I have always loved working in the not-for-profit space where you can get out of bed every morning and know that you are helping make the world a better place.
One of the things that excites me is being whānau centric and allowing whānau to build their solutions
I am really privileged to be in this position where we can help whānau achieve their aspirations
We get to help whānau with their aspirations and dreams in a super supportive and inviting environment
Working for Whānau Ora has changed how I am as a māmā, as a tauira, and how I advocate for Māori
I love how we can give back to whānau and make a difference in the community
I get to see anyone and everyone realise their dreams and get the opportunity to chase them. Seeing whānau discover their strengths and abilities is really rewarding.
Whānau Ora, for me is about ensuring that whānau are at the centre of everything we do
It’s about connecting the resources to our people so we can support our whānau
I love that the Whānau Ora approach works with real down to earth in the community whānau.
I’ve worked at a lot of corporate organisations and many big companies, and now I want to give back. For me, it is about working for an organisation that is helping whānau directly.
I love how all our kaupapa are whānau driven. It is informed by whānau for whānau – they know what the need is within their own rohe.
I absolutely love coming to mahi every day and being part of the Whānau Ora dream striving for the success and betterment of our whānau.
Ruia is a fund that lets rangatahi aspire and be what they want to be. I have the privilege of running the fund and helping them determine what they want to be.