April 07, 2014
Minister confident Te Pou Matakana can deliver
Whanau Ora Minister Tariana Turia says the scheme’s new North Island commissioning agency has the experience and skills to do a good job.
The National Urban Maori Authority won the contract to set up the new agency Te Pou Matakana after a rigorous selection process.
Mrs Turia says NUMA and its members have a long history of delivering services to Maori communities.
"Whanau Ora is not a service, it's a practice, and this round of funding is about how do we get that funding as close as is possible to families to make a difference to them and I have no doubt they'll do a good job, they've had programmes out, particularly in west Auckland, that have been whanau tahi, so whanau first ," she says.
Tariana Turia says whanau ora is about families building up their own capacity so they can address issues affecting them in education, health, social and economic opportunities.
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