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


Te Pae Herenga O Tamaki Launches Ngā Tini Whetū Programme

More than 350 whānau attended the launch of a programme which will help them set their own goals and pathways in life.

Te Pae Herenga o Tamaki – the Whānau Ora Auckland collective - launched its Ngā Tini Whetū programme to a whānau-filled Vodafone Events Centre on Saturday evening, July 17 2021.

The 13-strong Te Pae Herenga o Tamaki collectives are rolling out the Ngā Tini Whetū programme right across Tamaki.

Whānau Ora CEO John Tamihere told the crowd – many who will participate in the programme – that Māori whānau are the solutions to Māori issues.

“Every whānau has mana, every whānau has the right to determine their own destiny," Tamihere said. “If we build the capability and resilience of whānau they can take control of their lives and make the changes they need to.”

Presenters included:

Stacey Morrison, a Ngā Tini Whetū Pou that provided her Te Reo Māori expertise over the first pilot programme.

Leisa Nathan, another Ngā Tini Whetū Pou and a mokopuna of one of the Waipareira founders - the late Uncle Tuck Nathan

Natasha Kendall, a lead in Waipareira Data & Performance Team, and a graduate of Ngā Tini Whetū.

Ngā Tini Whetū o Tamaki Chair Jacqui Harema, who oversaw the 1st Ngā Tini Whetu programme.

For the hundreds of whānau who attended the event, this was an opportunity to celebrate the beginnings of their own journeys in leadership goals and aspirations for their whānau.

Ngā Tini Whetu, is a collaboration between government departments and the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Uncanny Valley Of Tokyo 2020

For all involved, this year’s Olympic Games have called for a willing suspension of anxiety. For now at least, the displays of skill and agility have been compelling enough to muffle some of the previous misgivings about the wisdom of asking athletes from all corners of the world to converge in one place in the middle of a pandemic, and at the height of a Tokyo summer... More>>



Child Poverty Action Group: Poverty Burden For Children Increased Due To Government Neglect - New Report

Poverty, inequity, homelessness and food insecurity are among the burdens which increased for tamariki Māori and other children in the first year of Covid-19 - partially due to Government neglect... More>>

Government: Cabinet Accepts Turkish Authorities’ Request For The Managed Return Of Three NZ Citizens

Cabinet has agreed to the managed return of a New Zealand citizen and her two young children from Turkey, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The three have been in immigration detention in Turkey since crossing the border from Syria earlier this year... More>>


Government: Quarantine Free Travel With Australia Suspended

Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand is being suspended as the Covid situation there worsens, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced today... More>>


NZUS Council: Welcomes Nomination Of Senator Tom Udall As US Ambassador To NZ

The NZUS Council welcomes the nomination of Senator Tom Udall to the role of US Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, NZUS Council executive director Jordan Small said... More>>

BusinessNZ: Visa Extensions Welcomed
BusinessNZ has welcomed the extension of some critical skill visa durations and changes to immigration systems to speed processing. Chief Executive Kirk Hope says move acknowledges advocacy by the hospitality sector, the BusinessNZ Network and others, and comes not a moment too soon.... More>>

Social Development: Government Initiatives Contribute To Fall In Benefit Numbers

Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has welcomed the release of the June quarter Benefit Statistics which show a continuing fall in the number of people receiving a Main Benefit... More>>




InfoPages News Channels