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Whānau Ora Review Report released
Whānau Ora Review - Tipu Matoro ki te Ao: Final report to the Minister for Whānau Ora
The whānau ora review report released to Minister Peeni Henare on February 20 affirms this approach is working well for Māori and Pacific families.
Minister Henare said: The findings paint a picture of progress and positive changes for families. The findings show Whānau Ora is a successful contemporary indigenous wellbeing initiative, driven by Māori cultural values, working successfully and could be taken wider.” You can find more information and a copy of the report on Te Puni Kōkiri website https://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/whakamahia/whanau-ora-review
What is Whānau Ora (WO)?
It is a cultural approach to the way services are provided that is shaped by Māori culture, traditions and heritage. At heart it empowers whānau to decide for themselves the way they receive services that often start with health and social services but extend into a range of other services such as education, justice, physical activity/recreation. Read the full Tui Ora summary of the review here.
Whānau Ora – We Dream campaign
North Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency Te Pou Matakana has released a national campaign entitled ‘We Dream’.
‘We Dream’ is receiving wide support from well-known New Zealand personalities - Black Fern Ruby Tui, Former All Black Israel Dagg, his wife Daisy, All Black Patrick Tuipulotu, Silver Fern Phoenix Karaka, TV Presenter Stacey Morrison, The Cougar Boys and Hurricane star Vince Aso.
Delivered in the format of a compelling short film, We Dream highlights real-life challenges faced by whānau in housing, poverty, education, employment and gaining opportunities for sustainable change. Read more here.