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

 

New service available for bereaved parents

Whetūrangitia – a new online service supporting bereaved parents and whānau by bringing together information and resources in one place.

On Friday, 20 September 2019, Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs, launched Whetūrangitia, an online support service for bereaved parents.

Whetūrangitia provides information and resource for parents, family and whānau who have experienced the death of a baby or child.

1,000 Kiwi families are impacted by the death of a child each year, and miscarriage effects one in every four women in New Zealand.

After several hui with bereaved parents, a common concern emerged around the lack of a single resource for parents, family and whānau if they suffer the death of a child.

Internal Affairs’ Life Events Manager, Becky Cassam, stressed the importance of providing a support resource for bereaved parents.

“Whetūrangitia is a gateway to information, where parents can go to understand their financial entitlements, the coronial process, the customs, rules and laws around burials, birth and death certificates and important factors to consider after the death of a child” says Cassam.

Whetūrangitia encapsulates the concept of whānau pani, which is the wrap around support from family and whānau.

“Like SmartStart and Te Hokinga ā Wairua, Whetūrangitia is a support resource that gives Kiwis access to the information and services they are entitled to, so they can make informed decisions” says Cassam.

The website was released at the Sands Conference, where the name was unveiled, and attendees were able to use the website and give feedback.

Whetūrangitia is a cross government collaborative website that has been developed based on the needs of bereaved parents.

For more information on Whetūrangitia visit: wheturangitia.services.govt.nz

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On How The US Supreme Court Is Undermining American Democracy

If Joe Biden is elected President next week, here comes the bad news. If Biden tries to defend Obamacare, combat climate change (via say, a variant of the Green New Deal) or tries to improve the access of US women to abortion services , he will run afoul of a Supreme Court dominated by judges likely to rule that such matters must be left to the states like Missouri and Alabama to manage as they see fit. Meaning: Even if Biden had a radical agenda, this would be unlikely to survive the current bench on the Supreme Court... More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On National Being Shafted By Its Own Creation

As it licks its wounds, let’s hope the National Party can still find time to look back with some pride at what it has achieved in Epsom. The Act Party’s nationwide success on Saturday night has been a tribute to National’s foresight, and to its ... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: 'Fruitful Discussions ... Further Discussions To Have'

The Green Party says there is a negotiation going on with the Labour Party, but there are more discussions to be had. More>>

ALSO:


Border: No Changes To Border Exemptions After Fishing Crew Test Covid-19 Positive

The cases were detected after routine day three testing but the immigration minister and air commodore agree there's no need to change border exemptions. More>>

PSA: Labour-Led Government Has Mandate For Transformation, Equality And Transparency

The Public Service Association welcomes the progressive electoral landslide New Zealand voters delivered on Saturday, and the union says its members look forward to implementing policies that reduce poverty and inequality, support affordable housing ... More>>

ALSO:


Election: ParityBOT_NZ Processed Nearly 200,000 Tweets To Find And Fight Online Abuse Over The NZ Election

Auckland, New Zealand: Of the almost 200,000 tweets directed at women candidates that Areto Labs’ proprietary election Twitter bot, ParityBOT_NZ, processed over the New Zealand election period, nearly 4,000 were classified as toxic and triggered ... More>>

Stats NZ: New Report Shows Significant Changes To New Zealand’s Climate

Climate change is already happening in New Zealand and could have a profound impact on future generations of New Zealanders, a new report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ says. Our atmosphere and climate 2020 , released today, includes analysis ... More>>

ALSO:

Judith Collins: Obese People Must Take Responsibility For 'personal Choices'

National Party leader Judith Collins has described obesity as a weakness and says people should not 'blame systems for personal choices'. More>>

Māori Party: Poll Reveals Tamihere On Cusp Of Historic Māori Movement Election Victory

John Tamihere’s election campaign is on the rise and on track to return the Māori Party to parliament, a new Māori TV poll has revealed. The poll released on 11 October during the seventh and final Māori TV Maori Electoral campaign coverage has Tamihere ... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels