PATH planning tool for Whānau Ora research activities


Kia ora tātou! (Greetings one and all) My name is Kataraina Pipi, (Ngāti Porou/Ngāti Hine). I am the Co-Chair of the Tangata Whenua, Community & Voluntary Sector Research Centre, a self employed Facilitator, Researcher, Evaluator and Composer. I am involved in a range of evaluation work in the health and social services areas and also work as an Action Researcher alongside two Whānau Ora [ Continue Reading ]

Te Whetu Rēhua: a culturally based programme and evaluation framework

Te Whetu Rehua

Te Whetu Rēhua: a framework for defining as Māori participation in sport and recreation Te Whetu Rēhua is a culturally based programme and evaluation framework developed for He Oranga Poutama. Te Whetu Rēhua encapsulates a collective and shared understanding of five key Māori concepts and principles that make up what it means to participate as Māori in sport and recreation in the HOP programme [ Continue Reading ]

Defining As Māori participation in sport and recreation – in the He Oranga Poutama programme context


He Oranga Poutama is a Sport NZ initiative that supports Māori well-being through sport and recreation. In 2009, the programme evolved from a focus on increasing the participation by Māori in sport, to one of participating and leading as Māori in sport and traditional physical recreation at community level.  This shift in direction to an as Māori focus signalled that Sport NZ recognised the [ Continue Reading ]

New Research examines the significance of Whānau Ora policy


In new research published this week, the significance of New Zealand’s Whānau Ora policy is examined. The analysis appears in the latest issue of MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, published by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Dr Amohia Boulton, Jennifer Tamehana and Dr Tula Brannelly in their paper titled “Whānau-centred health and social service delivery in New Zealand” [ Continue Reading ]

Why Pacific Research?

Clark Tuagalu

There are three key reasons why research with Pacific peoples should incorporate Pacific methods. First, Pacific research is an alternative way of thinking about how research could be conducted within a culturally appropriately framework. As Fredericks (2007) points out: The enacting of our rights within the realms of research includes visioning and voicing what we think, what we need and what [ Continue Reading ]

Opportunity to register as a capability mentor to support MSD providers of social services


The Ministry for Social Development (MSD) has listed an Expression of Interest (EOI) on the Government Electronic Tenders Service (GETS) to identify and assess suppliers (individuals/organisations) to deliver capability mentoring services to MSD funded organisations. The EOI (GETS Reference: 38477) seeks applications from potential providers of capability mentoring services from across New [ Continue Reading ]

Announcement of support for social services providers to strengthen their ability to deliver results for whānau, families and clients

Investing in Services for Outcomes

The Minister for Social Development, Hon Paula Bennett and Murray Edridge, ISO Programme Sponsor and Deputy Chief Executive Family and Community Services have just released details about the Investing in Services for Outcomes (ISO): Capability Investment Resource (CIR). In partnership with Government the social services sector is central to achieving better outcomes for whānau, families and [ Continue Reading ]

Whānau Ora Organisational Development


“Give someone a fish and they eat for a day; teach someone to fish, and they can feed themselves and their relations for a lifetime” - Chinese proverb, adapted here. If you’ve ever tried to teach someone something, or been the student in a teaching moment, you’ll know that the idea of ‘teaching someone to fish’ may well be fraught with traps and wrong turns. Even if a teacher has the best [ Continue Reading ]

Māori 3.0

Maori 3.0

Whānau Ora has shifted the way we should view government programmes and services for Māori. Before Whānau Ora the government was largely resourcing responses to perceived Māori needs, with these needs defined by disparities in health, income, education, housing, justice, etc. experienced by individual Māori and Māori households. Even then there were often difficulties defining these disparities or [ Continue Reading ]

What are the issues about food with whānau?

Biggest issues with food

According to the United Nations, food is a basic human right. Article 25(1) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that 'Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food…" Understanding more about what is happening for whānau will inform initiatives that ensure their right to food is upheld. In 2010 I [ Continue Reading ]