Empowering toiohi and whānau is at the heart of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed recently between Tui Ora and WhyOra (Whakatipuranga Rima Rau Trust).
This MOU embeds the vision shared by both parties to support the access to quality workforce development opportunities and enhance whānau wellbeing and improved outcomes for Taranaki.
Tui Ora Economic Development Relationship Manager and Co-Deputy Chief Executive, Ngamata Skipper says this partnership will help to strengthen the economic growth, health and education of whānau Māori.
"We are already aligned in vision and are working on how we can collectively maximise the opportunities that are present now," says Ngamata.
General Manager WhyOra, Tanya Anaha (pictured with Tui Ora CEO Hayden Wano) is excited to continue to work with and alongside our kaimahi to deliver our shared vision.
WhyOra works in partnership with a number of agencies and groups to create Māori workforce development opportunities.
With a strong track record in the Taranaki health and disabilities sector, WhyOra also works collaboratively with other sectors to grow the Māori workforce, address inequities and explore opportunities for innovation and systems change.
Their work helps to lift whānau incomes, empowering whānau to shift out of poverty towards the fulfilment of aspirations, contributing to the wellbeing of the whole community.
For further information about Tui Ora’s services, programmes or recovery efforts contact CEO Hayden Wano firstname.lastname@example.org or Tui MacDonald, Communications Advisor email@example.com