The water that flows through Te Waipounamu rivers supports a rich diversity of life, from the species in the water, to the birds on its shores, to the plants that flourish on its nearby riverbanks.

It is the water that helps the surrounding environment to thrive. Like a river, our programmes, our initiatives, and our funding streams need to be closely monitored and observed. We are continuously reviewing what we do to ensure that we are doing the best we can to support whānau.

Puna Fund

Puna was a funding stream specifically targeted at meeting the immediate needs of individuals and whānau who had been affected by the impacts of COVID-19. 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 challenging.

Ihi Research reports show that lockdown restrictions lead to increased stress and require additional support from government agencies for relief and reassurance. It showed that lockdown had a significant impact on whānau and 20% had less work, 32% experienced increased costs, and 34% had less income and more costs.

Reports, case studies, and evaluations

We continuously evaluate what we do to ensure that we are doing the best we can to support whānau. Use the arrows to see more.

Annual Reports

Our annual reports document our activities and finances in the previous financial years.

Annual Report 19-20 Annual Report 18-19 Annual Report 16-17

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