The Honourable Tariana Turia, Minister for Whānau Ora visited Tuahiwi Marae on 23 August to launch the results of the Te Mana o te Whānau research project initiated by Te Waipounamu Māori Women’s Welfare League in 2009.

A successful collaboration between whānau, Te Rōpū Wāhine Māori Toko i Te Ora o Te Waipounamu (the League), members of the Māori Indigenous Health Institute (MIHI) and the Health Research Council (HRC), the project aimed to identify barriers and enablers in relation to health service providers and the corresponding impacts on whānau health and outcomes.
An initial pilot project undertaken by the taskforce members set the platform to extend the project and those contributions from wider whānau contributed to the final published research. [Read more…]