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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

Measuring the Economic Impact of Whānau Ora Programmes: He Toki ki te Mahi Case Study

Paul Dalziel, Caroline Saunders, Meike Guenther

Research to improve decisions and outcomes in business, resource and environmental issues. The Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) operates at Lincoln University, providing research expertise for a wide range of international, national and local organisations. AERU research focuses on business, resource and environmental issues. The Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) has four main areas of focus. These areas

Rangatahi, Tamariki, Programmes, Whānau Hapu Iwi, Kaupapa Māori, Indigenous, Māuri Ora
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

Capability Development Model

Helen Leahy

Te Taumata, the iwi representative board of Te Pūtahitanga mandated a capability development model of commissioning. This type of model closely aligns with Māori values whilst also being an economically efficient model, capable of generating long term transformative change with a lower investment than traditional service delivery. Capability development is preventative rather than service delivery which is reactive.

Rangatahi, Tamariki, Programmes, Whānau Hapu Iwi, Kaupapa Māori, Indigenous, Māuri Ora
Public Health

Progressive Thinking: Ten Possible Futures for Public & Community Services

Dr Amohia Boulton and Deb Te Kawa

While the COVID-19 crisis has reminded us of how underprepared the world was to detect and respond to emerging infectious diseases, it simultaneously revealed how well placed, and effective institutions in Te Ao Māori are in being able to react decisively and positively on behalf of their people. While Government leaders remain focused on navigating the current crisis, we argue

Rangatahi, Tamariki, Frameworks, Programmes, Whānau Hapu Iwi, Kaupapa Māori, Indigenous, Māuri Ora
Public Health

Rangatahi Initiative: Process Evaluation

Roger Macky of Vertical Research

WCA hosts the Rangatahi Initiative which works in “hard to reach” whānau (mostly Black Power affiliated) with a focus on improving physical and emotional/mental health outcomes. It operates as a partnership with Wesley offering supportive infrastructure, supervision, and governance, while the Kaimahi have the credibility to work effectively from within. This research documents how the initiative operates and helps clarify

Rangatahi, Navigators, Programmes
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