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Influenza Epidemic: Nurse Maud Mataira of Whakatane

100 Years Ago: In memory of those that died in the Influenza Epidemic in November 1918.

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Influenza Epidemic: Rongo Nuku of Whakatane

100 Years Ago: In memory of those that died in the Influenza Epidemic in November 1918.

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The Question of Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora is under review. It deserves to be expanded by the Labour-led Government.

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Its the Economy, Stupid!

The Provincial Growth Fund provides significant potential for economic development. Ōpotiki and Kawerau are leaving Whakatane behind.

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Tribal and Whānau Security Critical for Māori Mental Illness

History shows us Māori psychological and mental health comes from tribal and family security.

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Understanding Definitions of Health

Dr Rolleston argues we have an Illness System, not a Health One.

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Our Community War on Drugs

Dr Kingi argues that we need to focus on the war against alcoholism, not just the battes against P and Synthetic Cannabis.

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Māori Targets Need To Be Included in Child Poverty Reduction Bill

Te Puna Ora Mataatua supports this Bill with amendments; it needs to include specific and pre-emptive Māori child poverty targets.

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Entrenchment Mechanisms Absent In Periodic Reporting By New Zealand Goverment

Te Puna Ora o Mataatua presented review of NZ Governments Periodic Report to the United Nations.

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Māori Remain Marginalised in BOPDHB Restructure

The BOPDHB Māori restructuring proposal continues to silo Māori and avoids an integrated approach to healthcare.

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New Organisational Model Required for BOPDHB Māori Restructure

The new BOPDHB Māori restructure continues to silo Māori, a new integrated and unified model is required.

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New Provisions Need To Be Funded in Family Violence Legislation

Te Puna Ora O Mataatua supports the new provisions for victims of domestic violence. Providers need to be funded to implement changes required.

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Oranga Tamariki Policy Requires Significant Changes

Te Puna Ora O Mataatua opposes the Oranga Tamariki Bill in its entirety; it removes the priority of placement of tamariki with whānau, hapū and Iwi.

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