158 provider organisations have come together into 25 collectives to deliver whānau ora – integrative contracting, over much of the country.
The list includes iwi, urban authorities, mainstream providers and collectives and four Pacific Island providers, who Whānau Ora Minister Tariana Turia says see the policy as a way to recreate the Pacific village in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
On Friday 29th October, at Takapuwahia marae in Porirua, a capacity crowd met to bear witness to the announcement of the successful whanau ora providers.
The selection process managed by Te Puni Kokiri has left some significant areas uncovered, including Thames Coromandel, South Waikato and Taupo, Horowhenua and Manawatu and the Wairarapa.
All the providers have existing contracts to provide health or social services,
Whānau Ora will allow them to integrate many of those services and contracts and employ or redeploy staff as whānau navigators who will provide the main contact with families in need of help.
Mrs Turia says the programme is just the start but it could lead to a fundamental change in the way government delivers services not just to Maori but to all New Zealanders
Whānau Ora Providers
Te Taito Kerau (Northland)
Te Tai Tokerau Whänau Ora Collective, Te Hau Äwhiowhio O Ötangare,
Te Pü O Te Wheke
Tämaki Makaurau (Auckland)
Ngäti Whätua O Öräkei Mäori Trust Board, Kotahitanga Roopü,
National Urban Mäori Authority (Numa),Pacific Island Safety & Prevention Project
Alliance Health & PHO Waikato
Waikato -Tainui Te Ope Koiora Koiora Collective
Te Moana Ä Toi (Bay Of Plenty)
Te Ao Hou Whänau Ora Network, Ngä Mätaapuna Oranga PHO
Te Arawa (Rotorua)
Te Arawa Collective & Tipu Ora Charitable Trust
Te Tairäwhiti (East Coast)
Te Whare Maire O Tapuwae, Tairäwhiti Collective
Takitimu (Hawkes Bay)
Te Taiwhenua O Heretaunga, Hawke’s Bay Hauora Collective
Te Tai Hauäuru (Whanganui)
Te Oranganui Iwi Health Authority PHO, Tui Ora Ltd and Tu Tama Wahine
Te Whanganui-Ä-Tara (Wellington )
Te Rünanga O Toa Rangatira Inc, Hä O Te Ora O Wharekauri Trust
Pacific Health Service & Taeaomanino Trust, Täkiri Mai Te Ata & Te Rünanganui O Taranaki Whänui
Te Waipounamu (South Island.)
Pacific Trust Canterbury, He Waka Kotuia O Araiteuru, He Oranga Pounamu