Listening posts open for whānau to share experiences of Oranga Tamariki

Ngā Pou Whakaaro, or Whānau Listening Posts, are now open for whānau to share their experiences in relation to government agency Oranga Tamariki. 

6 September 2019

Working With Whānau – Quarter 4 Results

Our 80 Whānau Ora Partners work with families across Te Ika-a-Māui (the North Island) to support better outcomes for whānau.

6 September 2019

Second National Māori Hui Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki Ratifies Scope & Rolls Out Regional Listening Posts

The second national hui in the Māori-led Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki concluded yesterday ahead of schedule after a capacity audience formally ratified the terms of reference that determines the scope and purpose of the independent investigation into both historical and contemporary child uplifts by the Ministry for Children.

20 August 2019

Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki Next Phase, Calls for Feedback

The next phase of the national Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki is a hui on Monday, 19th August at the Novotel Hotel, Hamilton, to confirm the scope and purpose of the inquiry.

7 August 2019

Historic hui gives overwhelming agreement for a Māori Inquiry

The inquiry into state run Oranga Tamariki will be led by whanau, kaimahi and Māori leaders.

17 July 2019

Call for action on the practices of state removal of tamariki

An overwhelming response sees Māori from across the country pouring into Māngere today.

13 July 2019

Thirteen year wait results in historic report on Māori Health

The Waitangi Tribunal has released a substantial Hauora Report on Stage One of the Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry addressing Māori health inequities.

1 July 2019

Call for Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki

A call for a Māori inquiry into child protection agency Oranga Tamariki has been heeded by the North Island’s Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency.

26 June 2019

Working with Whānau - Quarter 3 Results

Our 80 Whānau Ora Partners work with families across Te Ika-a-Māui (the North Island) to support better outcomes for whānau.

1 July 2019

Dame Tariana Turia: don’t understand kaupapa Māori? Either learn or step aside

11 June 2019

New Zealand Engages with Whānau Ora

'We Dream' Whānau Ora Awareness campaign reaches nearly 1.5 million New Zealanders.

29 April 2019

Auditor General confirms incentive payments to Whānau Ora agencies were appropriate

The Whānua Ora Commissioning Agency has welcomed the Auditor General’s announcement that it found no evidence to indicate Te Puni Kōkiri spent funds unlawfully by making “incentive payments”.

18 April 2019

Tamariki to benefit from literacy and numeracy programme

A pilot programme will address the literacy and numeracy needs of children in West and South Auckland. The service targets Māori children but is open to all.

8 April 2019

Working with whānau - Quarter Two Results

Our 80 Whānau Ora Partners work with families across Te Ika-a-Māui (the North Island) to support better outcomes for whānau.

17 April 2019

Taking Whānau Ora to the nation in “We Dream”

North Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency released a national campaign today entitled ‘We Dream’.

26 February 2019

NZ's 'ticking time bomb'

A man with only a garden hose for a shower epitomises the struggles facing many Kiwi families.

28 February 2019

John Tamihere: Everyone has the right to dream

Whānau Ora is our vehicle for making real and positive change to families and individuals who often have nothing apart from dreams.

26 February 2019

Government review finds Whānau Ora works

The Government's 2018 Whānau Ora review findings show this Māori-made policy is working. Whānau are being successfully supported to realise positive and sustainable transformation in their lives.

20 February 2019

Listening to the voices of our elders to understand ageing

New Zealand’s elderly population is set to explode and will be more ethnically, socially and culturally diverse than ever before.

23 October 2018

Te Ngira impacting employment and training

Te Ngira is a collective of Whānau Ora partners that have identified employment and training as a vital component to whānau wellbeing and are working to improve this.

21 August 2018

Whānau Ora Hui 2018 – Whānau Eke Panuku Conference publication

Enjoy the conference publication on the third Whānau Ora gathering. The conference themed ‘Whānau Eke Panuku – Affirming Whānau Aspiration’ acknowledged that after four years of Whānau Ora commissioning, it is always whānau that sits at the centre of their change.

10 February 2019

Helping whānau clear debt with targeted support service

Wrap-around support services and new software are helping whānau get out of debt, without taking yet another loan.

23 July 2019