Te Oranganui 2019 Recap
2019 was another incredible year for Te Oranganui with a number of whānau assisted in achieving their goals in alignment with the Whānau Ora Outcomes. We also provided hākinakina and whānau focused events that bought whānau near and far together, still offer monthly kaumātua lunches to our elders and even held our second Kaumātua Kanikani in the later part of the year which was once again very successful.
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Te Oranganui were very fortunate to be awarded with awards at the WDHB Te Tohu Rangatira Quality Health Awards. Our Whānau Ora team bought home the Whakapapa and Whanaungatanga award which was awarded for the Rā Hauora Day that was held in Waverley and the Tapestry of Truth bought home not only the Wairuatanga and Mauri award but also the overall Supreme Award. A night full of celebration for all Te Oranganui kaimahi who work tirelessly each and every day to continue to impact positively on the lives of the people they are working alongside.
From an operational perspective, Te Oranganui have gained a number of new services which gives us an even better opportunity to help our community, whānau, hapū and iwi. These services include:
1. Kainga Whānau Ora: this group will be working with whānau who are living in Housing New Zealand (Kainga Ora) houses, by offering them a whānau ora wrap around service.
2. Youth Justice Coordinator and Youth Worker: We have finally been acknowledged for the work that we do in working with rangatahi who are seen to be high risk.
3. Rangatahi Innovation: This kaupapa is currently running its first pilot by working with rangatahi who are learning who they are, as well as acquiring some qualifications in areas which will enable them to move into the work force and who are using te taiao to understand how this impacts on their wellbeing. We will be looking to start a second group in March of 2020.
4. FLOW: this is a community response to Family Harm and while still developing it recognises that the community believe that this is a critical issue that we need to find innovative and creative ways of responding to.
Some of our 2019 highlights were captured in a short video which can be seen below.
With 2020 now upon us, the kaimahi of Te Oranganui are now back on board and preparing for another successful year.
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