Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Further national recognition for Te Aka Mauri

Te Aka Mauri has been highly commended by the judges at last night’s SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards.

A collaboration between Rotorua Lakes Council and Lakes District Health Board, Te Aka Mauri – which is home to the Rotorua Library and the DHB’s Children’s Health Hub – celebrated its first birthday in February.

Last night’s commendation is the second time it has received national recognition.

In July 2018 Te Aka Mauri received the LGNZ excellence award for Service Delivery and Asset Management.

The 2019 BERL Award for Collaborative Government Action focusses on community benefits achieved through Council working with other local or central government agencies.

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says the results speak for themselves.

“This recognition and the previous award confirm what we already know. This is an enduring partnership that will continue to deliver benefits to the community around wellbeing and learning.

“Te Aka Mauri is not only being showcased nationally but globally as well. The IUHPE World Health Conference, the largest of its kind, is in town this week and a visit to Te Aka Mauri is on the agenda. They can see the innovation that the rest of the country is beginning to discover.”

The Te Aka Mauri project came about when Council was looking to upgrade its Haupapa Street building including repairs and earthquake strengthening. At the same time the DHB wanted to establish a central, accessible centre for outpatient child health and family services, away from the hospital environment. One aim was to increase attendance at these services.



“This is such a positive example of what can happen when Councils and Government agencies work together in partnership,” says Mayor Chadwick.

“We can all be very proud of this wonderful facility which caters to everyone in our community.”

Rotorua Library Director Jane Gilbert and Children’s Health Hub Manager Bridget Wilson were at the gala to accept the commendation on behalf of both organisations.

Click here to see the Te Aka Mauri update presentation made to the Rotorua Lakes Council’s Operations and Monitoring Committee on 7 March 2019

What the judges said:

Te Aka Mauri is one of several great examples of the joined-up locally led solutions to local and national challenges that the Government is looking to promote. The entry has a number of practical examples where the delivery of a public health programme has been joined with what’s going on in the library. It’s also a shining example of turning a set of challenges into an opportunity, and then into a facility and combined service with great outcomes.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Child 'Uplifts': Children’s Commissioner To Conduct Review

The Children’s Commissioner has announced that his Office will be carrying out a thematic review of Oranga Tamariki’s policies, processes and practice relating to care and protection issues for tamariki Māori aged 0-3 months.

“At the time of the attempted uplift from Hawke’s Bay Maternity Hospital at the beginning of May, our Office shared our views on the critical importance of the mother-child relationship, and the fact that this relationship is denied to too many Māori children”, says the Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft. More>>

 

Fluro Logo, Definitely Not Racism, Activist Judges: Act Has Conference

“Finally, New Zealanders will have the right to challenge bad laws in court. If the courts find that a law hasn’t been made in accordance with the basic principles of good lawmaking, it can be declared invalid." More>>

ALSO:

Money Found: Revised Offer For Teachers And Principals

PPTA and NZEI have recommended that revised offers from the Government to their members are ratified, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Discussion Doc: National's Primary Sector Plans

Today National has released our third discussion document, this one on the primary sector. It showcases our positive and innovative approach to what is the backbone of our economy, Leader of the National Party Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The War Purposes Of Our Massive Defence Spend-Up

If you’re willing to believe Defence Minister Ron Mark, our defence forces will be operating in future like a high-tech version of Oxfam. Yes, we’re going to be spending $20 billion on Defence in the years out until 2030, but allegedly… “Much of the spend has been driven by climate change.” More>>

ALSO:

AND:

Govt Adopts Working Group Plan: Unions Welcome Film Industry Collective Bargaining

The announcement today by the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway, to support collective bargaining for those working in the film and screen industry, is welcomed. More>>

ALSO:

Greenpeace: New Oil Rig Arrives

A drill rig commissioned by oil giant OMV has arrived in New Zealand, a little over a year after the Government issued a ban on new oil and gas exploration permits... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels