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Recalibration of Health and Social Sectors

There are numerous restructures, mergers, inquires across Health and Social Sectors—buckle in for the ride.

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Our Cinema Video

An overview of the services we provide through our whānau ora approach.

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Our Healthcare Is Still Being Normalised

Health and medical benchmarks used for Māori are Pākehā and often come from research conducted overseas.

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Wellbeing Budget 2019 for Māori

Budget 2019 achieved what it needed to—but for something to be transformational, there is still some way to go yet.

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Rangatahi Hub Video

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The Māori Health Workforce—How Tertiary Are Getting It So Wrong

Tertiary institutes perpetuate epistemic ambivalence. Local communities require alternative responsive approaches, including allied health programmes.

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Wellbeing Budget—Mental Health Challenges

New mental health investment requires a clinically and cultural equiped workforce that does not exist.

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Health Sector Set For Major Reform

Eastern Bay of Plenty needs their own healthcare model.

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Opening of Te Puna Ora o Mataatua, Tū Māia Rangatahi Hub

Opening Ceremony Ministerial Speech

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Conversation with Kiritapu Allan

Kiri is the new political driving force across the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

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Rangatahi Hub in Kopeopeo

A hub for Rangatahi will soon open in Kopeopeo called Tū Māia Rangatahi. Specialists include (L-R), Raymond White, Hiria Allison, Mia Elder, Kathleen Taipeti.

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Third Annual Conference on Native American Nutrition

The ultimate goal is for whānau to be able to live sustainably, improve their health and become more connected to their culture through food.

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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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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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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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