Te Pātaka

Te Pātaka Auahatanga Hauora Māori: the storehouse of Māori innovation is an online resource to showcase successful Māori health innovations that were developed and trialled from funding provided by the Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Māori innovation fund.

The purpose of Te Pātaka is to share the innovations with a diverse audience, including other health providers, with the aim that they can be replicated or adapted for wider use.

2014 - 2017 innovations

The report, Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Māori: Māori Health Innovation Fund – Analysis of Te Kākano Seeding Innovation 2013-17, provides a summary of the successful Māori health innovations that were developed and trialled from funding during the 2014 - 2017 period.

You can download a Word or PDF version of the report in our Publications section: Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Māori: Māori Health Innovation Fund – Analysis of Te Kākano Seeding Innovation 2013-17

2009 - 2013 innovations

The pages below provide  provides a showcase of the successful Māori health innovations that were developed and trialled from funding during the 2009 - 2013 period.

In this section

  • Tītoko o te Ao: Leadership in Action in Whānau Ora is a leadership Programme, designed for emerging Māori leaders, with an emphasis on implementing the wholistic concept of Whānau Ora.  Read more
  • He Korowai Trust’s Whānau Assistance Programme utilises whānau skills, resources, strengths and relationships to develop verified and validated whānau plans, cashflows and budgets across all primary life domains. Read more
  • Our 'Reintegration Programme' is a post drug and alcohol rehabilitation support system that houses and assists clients and their whānau toward making healthier choices and lifestyle options. Read more
  • The Trust’s vision, ‘Unleashing the Potential of People’ recognises that everyone at all levels within our organisation are a part of the Huakina internal whānau and have a critical role to play in ensuring that the whānau we service are provided with the best possible support to maximise their potential and realise their aspirations. Read more
  • The Whare Oranga Integrated Nurse Clinics project aimed to develop innovative Māori health services and clinical/cultural specifications, and to implement and support autonomous Marae-based health clinics for specific Marae within Ngāti Kahungunu. Read more
  • The development and utilisation of tools which attempt to amplify the whānau and community voice is critical to ensuring services make a meaningful difference to whānau. Read more
  • This video is the story of Ngā Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust’s journey to establishing a satellite office in Queenstown Wakatipu. Read more
  • The overall aim of the project was to advance whānau ora by affirming Māori approaches that improve Māori health outcomes. The approach focused on whānau decision-making and empowerment, with the innovation coming from the ‘ground up’. Read more
  • The impetus for He Ara Wairua Auaha was to improve, promote and protect the health of Kaumātua by providing a coordinated and responsive Kaumātua support programme. Read more
  • This video clip and its accompanying presentation is the story of how the bonds of whakawhanaungatanga were strengthened as each marae actively engaged in its own hauora journey: whānau coming together to inspire positive, effective hauora goals. Read more
  • The Hohourongo service innovation uses tikanga whānau ora principles, together with wrap-around support, including Hohourongo hui, to bring ‘hō hou i te Rongo’ (peace and balance) to urban whānau affected by family violence. Read more
  • The Oranga Wairua / Palliative Care initiative focused on supporting, enabling and empowering people with a life limiting illness, and their whānau. Read more
  • Māori health specialists play a vital role in improving health services and outcomes for whānau. That's why Aotearoa needs more of them. Read more
  • The Whānau Ora Practitioner Training Programme is for Māori working in community settings. It delivers 1500 hours of learning including marae-based training, homework and personal development as part of paid work practice. Read more
  • The TWONA comprehensive online application has been specifically developed to provide Social Service Providers access to Te Puna’s Whānau Ora Harakeke IMAP® Model of practice. Read more
  • Te Pātaka Uara represents a collaboration of thoughts and aspirations that have been expressed by Māori across the motu. It aims to celebrate, reflect, recognise and acknowledge the skills and attributes of a unique Māori health workforce. Read more
  • This programme was specifically developed for Māori registered with the Runanga’s General Practitioner service who were identified as ‘vulnerable’ and ‘most at risk’. Read more
  • The development of Whānau Ora roles within the context of an addiction service provided opportunities to support and advocate for whānau during their loved one’s journey of recovery from alcohol and drug abuse. Read more
  • Te Koopu Ora was a service for teenage parents, delivered from a whare in West Auckland. It included a day programme to develop parenting skills and to promote healthy lifestyles for parents and their pepi, and a short-term residential care programme for mothers and pepi.  Read more
  • The aim of Tu Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust’s innovation was to address the long-term respiratory needs of Māori in the Hutt Valley. Read more
  • The Tui Ora DVD showcases work undertaken as a result of the Te Ao Auahatanga Whānau Ora Model of Care project. Consultation with our community gave us a clear message that whānau needed a more holistic approach that recognised the importance of cultural understanding and other factors. Read more
  • Turanga Health’s service innovation revolved around the integration of kaiawhina alongside primary care, and in particular with general practice. Read more
  • Project Tuakana is a kaupapa Māori rangatahi / youth mentoring programme which targets young Māori males between 10-17 years of age, who have been identified as requiring additional support with life skills to reach their full potential.     Read more
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