Whānau Ora Commissioning agencies


Whānau Ora Commissioning agencies:

  •          Te Pou Matakana for North Island whānau,
  •         Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu for South Island whānau
  •          Pasifika Futures for Pasifika families.

Te Puni Kōkiri has led the procurement process with support from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the Treasury and the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs.

Te Putahitanga o te Waipounamu – South Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency

Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu is a partnership of nine South Island iwi.

I am excited by the expertise and experience of this organisation to help build the capacity of whānau in Te Waipounamu and empower them to create their own pathways, take back control of their lives, set achievable goals and plan for their futures,” says Minister Turia.

The following nine iwi of the South Island comprise the Shareholder Council of Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu:

Te Pou Matakana – North Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency

Te Pou Matakana –  a new organisation born from the National Urban Māori Authority (NUMA) has been selected to establish the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for Te Ika a Māui (North Island) announced Minister for Whānau Ora, Tariana Turia today.

Te Pou Matakana will extend beyond the existing NUMA depth and breadth to be inclusive of a full range of Whānau Ora stakeholders.  Te Pou Matakana will be taking an inclusive approach to building whānau capability so that whānau can create their own pathways, take back control of their lives, set achievable goals and plan for their futures,” says Minister Turia.

National Urban Māori Authority Affiliates:

Pasifika Health NGO for Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency

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A leading health organisation devoted to improving the health of Pasifika peoples has been selected to establish a Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency, that will be known as Pasifika Futures announced Minister for Whānau Ora Tariana Turia and Minister for Pacific Island Affairs Peseta Sam Lotu-liga.

The Pasifika Medical Association has been at the forefront of improving the health and wellbeing of Pasifika peoples since 1996.  Today with a membership of more than 3000 health professionals, this NGO is a trusted expert and proven leader in the New Zealand health sector,” says Minister Turia.

Pasifika Futures has the capacity to support and uplift Pacific families. They will help them realise their dreams, believe in themselves and transform them into self-determining families who will make their own decisions for their futures,” says Minister Lotu-liga.

Successful families are built on good leadership, love, compassion and commitment. It requires holistic support that is culturally appropriate and takes into account the needs of the whole family not just the individual. The new commissioning model reflects a strong commitment to community based leadership and decision making. They will work closely with families to identify their priorities.  All Pacific nations have their own unique histories, traditions and legacies of leadership. These will become the most powerful resource in helping achieve our families’ aspirations. I look forward to hearing about the changes within families and their plans for a better future,” says Mr Lotu-liga.

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