As Collective members we are strongly grounded on a kaupapa Māori world view as represented through our respective histories, our organisational names, and our values. We base this connection on our shared whakapapa connections and established community networks to whānau, hapū, iwi and marae through our 56 trustees and over 280 staff across the Collective. Our mātāpono (organisational values) are based around respect, caring for and looking after each other. While we are uniquely Māori, and proudly Te Arawa we are humbled to be able to support all people and all ethnicities within our community.
The Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective believes it is important that our services and our service approaches reflect the needs and aspirations of whānau by focusing on whānau greatness.
From Dream to Plan
- Te Arawa Whānau Ora is for everyone.
- Te Arawa Whānau Ora is about you the whānau – building and living your dreams.
- Every whānau has strengths and Whānau Ora will work with whānau on what you already do well.
- Whānau Ora is about whānau tino rangatiratanga.
- Whānau Ora is about whānau strengths and your potential.
- Whānau will be supported to achieve the dreams and goals that are important to the whānau.
- Whānau may have important things to deal with before you can begin to dream. We can help with ‘important things first’ issues and then support you to build your dream.
In June 2010, nine Rotorua based health and social service providers responded to the call to realise positive change for whānau through Whānau Ora. They formed the Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective.
Over the next few years our collective would be tested by new challenges and new experiences. The journey has evolved and we continue to have committed collective members working together.