Additional $8m over four years for E Tu Whānau

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Associate Minister for Social Development Tariana Turia has announced an additional $8m over four years for the E Tu Whānau programme, as part of the Budget. This is to help address family violence within Māori whānau, Pasifika, migrant and refugee communities. Minister Turia said, “Māori are over-represented in family violence statistics, both as victims and as perpetrators. To achieve [ Continue Reading ]

Looking forward to the release of the 2013 Census data


My name is Peter Himona. I work as a data analyst for the Māori Health Business Unit in the Ministry of Health. I'm looking forward to finding out what has happened to New Zealand's population when the 2013 census figures are released by Statistics New Zealand on 3 December 2013. What is our population now, how much has it grown by, what's happen in Wairarapa, have the Māori populations of DHBs [ Continue Reading ]

Transport patterns and Whānau Ora

Transport patterns and Whānau Ora

A 2012 study by researchers at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences explored the relationship between current transport patterns and the wellbeing of urban Māori. Kimiora Raerino, Alexandra Macmillan and Rhys Jones conducted qualitative Kaupapa Māori research, interviewing 19 Māori stakeholders in Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and analyzing their talk [ Continue Reading ]

Engaging Evaluation Stakeholders

Next week I'm meeting with a group of stakeholders to begin the planning for the evaluation of an initiative. These will mostly be new working relationships for me, as I haven’t worked with or even met many of the stakeholders before. So it’s timely that I give some thought to what I need to tell them about me and how I work, and what I need to know about them and the way they want to be worked [ Continue Reading ]