Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Whanau Ora Model Argues Case for Change

“Social Investment has to provide a meaningful measure to reduce disparity to create social and economic advantage for our most challenging whanau” said Labour Whanau Ora Spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta.

I attended the release of Measuring Impact with Social Investment by Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency Te Pou Matakana and it’s clear to see that a huge amount of effort has gone into creating a framework which demonstrates a range of outcomes from the Whanau Ora service delivery model.

“Perhaps it’s time to check whether the approach taken by Te Pou Matakana is the same as the Government’s social investment approach?”

“The Government is promoting its social investment based on a range of indicative vulnerabilities and an emphasis on new ways of working within Government Ministries like Oranga Tamariki.”

“On the other hand it appears that the Independent Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency is taking a strengths based approach to improving well-being outcomes. This in my mind has a great deal of merit although it is operating in isolation of a whole of Government agenda.”

These are opportunities for Te Puni Kōkiri to promote the benefits of Social Return on Investment (SRoI) impacts across the Social Sector and they may indicate better ways to improve outcomes for whanau and maintaining a cultural paradigm as key to that approach.”

“The next step will be for Te Puni Kōkiri to promote whether the Social Return on Investment (SRoI) framework has broader applicability as a measure in the social sector as it reports on the effectiveness of the three Commissioning Agencies.”

Labour has signalled that it will review the Whanau Ora service delivery model and the Commissioning Agency approach in order to identify which aspects would lead to sustainable outcomes to improve lifetime opportunities for whanau. Getting the best measure and investment framework will be key to that review.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>




Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>


(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>






Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election