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Whānau Ora Navigators Initial Research for Te Putahitanga O Te Waipounamu

Whānau Ora Navigators work with whānau and families to identify their needs and aspirations, support their participation in core sectors such as housing, education, primary health and employment and link and coordinate access to specialist services. They have been identified as ‘key drivers’ in the Whānau Ora system (Gifford & Boulton, 2014). Most importantly, Navigators are instrumental in consolidating links

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Education

Whānau Wananga – PS Haitama Whānau Trust

Dr Catherine Savage, Dr Anne Hynds, John Leonard, Letitia Goldsmith & Hēmi Te Hēmi

The purpose of this initiative was to create a whānau strategy to support re-connection and healing for a whānau that had endured intergenerational harm and trauma. The PS Haitana Whānau Trust members knew their extended whānau, particularly rangatahi, were experiencing continued harm and disconnection and sought to create a healing process of ongoing strength and cultural connection. The wānanga provided

Rangatahi, Tamariki, Whānau Hapu Iwi, Kaupapa Māori, Indigenous, Māuri Ora, Closing The Gaps
Health

Kaupapa Māori and the PATH research tool in a post- colonial indigenous context

Jesse Pirini

Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) is a visual facilitation tool that is used to make strategic plans with whānau and service providers throughout Aotearoa. In this project supported with funding by Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga we use a case study methodology to examine how effective the PATH process is in a Māori context, and if so what aspects

Navigators, Frameworks, Programmes, Whānau Hapu Iwi, Kaupapa Māori, Indigenous, Closing The Gaps
Health

Tipping the balance: An analysis of the impact of the Working for Families Policy on Māori Whānau.

Dr Heather Gifford, Dr Amohia Boulton, Sue Triggs, Professor Chris Cunningham

NZ’s Working for Families (WFF) policy introduced in 2004 aimed to address, amongst other things, the poverty faced by low-income working families. While WFF has been evaluated, little evidence exists on its impact on Māori. Using data from the Best Outcomes for Māori: Te Hoe Nuku Roa Longitudinal Survey (THNR), we found that WFF has positively impacted income adequacy for

Programmes, Policy, Closing The Gaps
Health

Reducing Inequalities: Analysing the Effect of Government Policy on Whānau Ora

Dr H. Gifford and Dr A Boulton

The research discussed in this report to the Health Research Council (HRC) was commenced in February 2009 and completed in February 2012. Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development (WRMHD) undertook the research in collaboration with the Research Centre for Māori Health and Development (Massey University).

Frameworks, Programmes, Policy, Closing The Gaps
Economic Development

Factors that help or hinder Community Economic Development.

Meenakshi Sankar and Karen Wong

The purpose of this paper is to look back over the three years of Community Economic Development Action Research (CEDAR) project and share some of the learnings with policy makers and with those engaged in community economic development work. The paper provides a summary of the issues emerging from CEDAR and offers valuable insights into factors that help/hinder communities in

Programmes, Policy, Closing The Gaps
Health

Innovation as Necessity: Te Rarawa and the Challenges of Multi-Purpose Research

Wendy Henwood, Aroha Harris

One of the major factors affecting not only iwi (tribal) research but also iwi development generally is compartmentalisation of – for example – funding, service provision, service and research contracts, government agencies and policy making.  This article shares some of the research stories and lessons arising from the integration of those individual projects into a single research programme – Ngā

Frameworks, Programmes, Policy, Whānau Hapu Iwi, Kaupapa Māori, Indigenous, Closing The Gaps
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