Navigator Tinana

With the support of Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu funds Navigator Tinana roles who guide individuals, whānau and community organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of whānau Māori.


We have partnered with PHARMAC to improve health literacy and access to health care for whānau living in Te Waipounamu. With funding through PHARMAC, we support whānau to organise community hauora events that address aspects of health and well-being intiatives they are interested in. Ten events a year are arranged by the local communities for whānau across Te Waipounamu.

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Te Reo Matatini me te Pāngarau

We are working with Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust to provide tailored numeracy and literacy programmes to kura throughout Te Waipounamu. This kaupapa started in 2018 with three kura and has now expanded to the following 10 kura;

  • Hapuku School – Kaikoura
  • Pā Wānanga – Blenheim
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi – Nelson
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waitaha – Christchurch
  • Te Pā o Rakaihautū – Christchurch
  • Haeata Community Campus – Christchurch
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Whānau Tahi – Christchurch
  • Te Kura o Arowhenua – Temuka
  • Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ōtepoti – Dunedin
  • Te Wharekura o Arowhenua – Invercargill.

Mokopuna Ora

With the support of Oranga Tamariki we have created Mokopuna Ora a fund that supports positive parenting. It specifically focus on the under five age group and supporting whānau-driven entities with innovative strategies to build protective factors for tamariki and whānau. Protective factors are qualities or characteristics in whānau that, when present, mitigate or eliminate risk while also improving tamariki and whānau well-being.

The Mokopuna Ora fund aims to improve whānau access to Strategies for Kids; Information for Parents also known as SKIP. SKIP is a nationwide network of individuals, community groups, government agencies, workplaces and non-government organisations who provide resources and strategies for parents.

Ka Hao i te Ao

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu was proud to be partner with Ka Hao i te Ao 2021 to give whānau the opportunity to win scholarships worth $7,500 to participate in their 12 week e-commerce programme.

Ka Hao i te Ao is a programme delivered by Te Whare Hukahuka, a social enterprise that has the vision to improve the lives of 10 million indigenous people from around the world.

By training indigenous people who suffer from inequality and poverty, we can increase their disposal household income and reduce the gap. Click here for more information.

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