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Archive for 2012

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


Turia to leave, Whānau Ora to stay on

Tariana-Turia-Te-Anga-Mua-Whanau Ora Seminar 2012

The Minister for Whānau Ora, Hon Tariana Turia, has announced that she won’t be standing in the next election. Her decision to retire, made with her own whānau, is based on her belief that both


Whānau Ora potential to lift children and their whānau out of poverty

This week the Children’s Commissioner published ‘Solutions to Child Poverty in New Zealand: Evidence for action‘, a report from the Commissioner’s Expert Advisory Group on Solutions to Child Poverty. I


Undertaking Whānau Ora Research with whānau collectives

Sir Mason Durie Te Anga Mua Seminar 2012

He mini mahana ki a kōutou i te wiki nei. My post last week gave a brief introduction to the Community-Up Approach to Defining Research Conduct. This approach was recently


What is good community- and whānau-based research?

The afternoon panel session at the Te Anga Mua Seminar showcased responses to the question of what is good community- and whānau-based research. Trisha Young, Tracey Wright-Tawha, Invercargill Te Poha


Whānau Stories a highlight of Te Anga Mua Seminar

One of the highlights of the recent Te Anga Mua seminar was the presentations by whānau.  Here is a quick selection of their feedback. Kim Whaanga-Kipa & Kipa Whānau A Whānau


Te Anga Mua Seminar launched by the Hon Tariana Turia

The Te Anga Mua Whānau Ora Research Seminar began just after 9am on 23 November 2012 with a mihi whakatau (welcome). The day was acknowledged as the third day of


Conducting research with whānau

The 'Patch' for Whanau Ora

Tēnā koutou katoa. He mihi mahana ki a koutou. Ko wai ahau? Ko Mohaka te awa, ko Tawhirirangi te maunga, ko Ngāti Pahauwera te Iwi. Ko Fiona Cram tōku ingoa.


Whānau Ora has changed our lives

Our whānau are spread across the country. We have 7 children and 14 mokopuna. Only one of our children has full time work while the others struggle to find work.


Support for young mothers

I am 14 years old and had my baby three months ago. Before I got pregnant, I was  stealing cars, never home, doing drugs and having sex. My partner left


Young Mum seeks support

I am 17 years old and my baby is 10 months old, I had him when I was 16.  My father is a Minister in the church and I have


The ‘Patch’ for Whānau Ora!

I am a father of six and a grandfather of four who was raised in a gang for over 30 years. I have recently given up my patch for Whānau


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