Empowering whanau key to reducing crime – Waikato-Tainui

Empowering whanau key to reducing crime – Waikato-Tainui

(Radio New Zealand) Waikato-Tainui supports a Whanau Ora strategy to stamp out criminal offending among Maori, which will in turn minimise the number of Maori people who are victimised by crime. The Turning of the Tide strategy aims to reduce the prosecution...
Diabetic says cycling’s given his life a lift

Diabetic says cycling’s given his life a lift

(Rotorua Daily Post) Plagued by health problems, William Taki was told by his doctor to get on a bike. Now, a year on, the Rotorua man is out biking almost every day and is reaping the benefits. The 49-year-old was one of the city’s cyclists who...
Whānau Ora expansion supported by Finance Minister

Whānau Ora expansion supported by Finance Minister

Finance Minister Bill English has endorsed Whanau Ora as, “the one programme that does appear to have the ability to reach those families in real deprivation, and their surrounding communities, and to catalyse a sense that the world and their lives...
Tipu Ora opens state-of-the-art dental clinic

Tipu Ora opens state-of-the-art dental clinic

(By Lisa Mercer, Waiariki Journalism Student) (From left) Inez Reriti, Putiputi O’Brien, Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia, dentist Ping Chen, kaumatua Pihopa Kingi and Professor John Broughton opening Tipu Ora’s new state-of-the art...
Whanau Ora: Sport and fitness open path to a better life

Whanau Ora: Sport and fitness open path to a better life

(NZ Herald) The Government’s flagship welfare policy for Maori, Whanau Ora – worth $40 million this year – is designed to lift families out of poverty and dysfunction, but it has been criticised as a waste of money and an opportunity...
Study looks at Māori child rearing and tane health

Study looks at Māori child rearing and tane health

Big grants to study Māori child rearing and Māori men’s health have been awarded University of Waikato researchers have been awarded research grants totalling more than a million dollars to study Māori men’s health and Māori child rearing. The...
Award ceremony for Whānau Ora poster contest

Award ceremony for Whānau Ora poster contest

Massey hosts Kura Māori, Te Reo art exhibition, (Phone: Tariana Turia and Te Amokura Harrison) The first combined Kura Māori language art exhibition has been held at Massey University. The inaugural event featured art pieces from around 60 year 7-10...
Whānau Ora praised by top Māori cop

Whānau Ora praised by top Māori cop

Whānau Ora is being highly praised by a top-ranking Maori police officer, who says the policy is helping to get young Maori offenders back on the right track. The unique ‘whole-of-family’ government welfare scheme has come under sustained...
TPK – Whānau Ora

TPK – Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora is an inclusive interagency approach to providing health and social services to build the capacity of all New Zealand families in need.It empowers whānau as a whole rather than focusing separately on individual family members and their problems....
Dreaming Big Dreams | Merepeka Raukawa-Tait

Dreaming Big Dreams | Merepeka Raukawa-Tait

(Daily Post) Interesting that some people think only certain individuals have a right to dream and plan their future. When I’ve been explaining to those interested that Whanau Ora is about changing and transforming lives; about getting people to...