July 08, 2014
New view for Te Pou Matakana
The new Whanau Ora commissioning agency for the North Island is looking for new ways to measure development.
Te Pou Matakana is holding an inaugural hui in Auckland to bring together provider collectives and map out where the programme is going.
Strategy director Awerangi Tamihere says in the past providers has put a lot of effort and resource measuring progress against what government agencies want, which doesn’t always reflect what is important for Maori needs.
" We’ve had to really think twice about that and make a stand that we need to start measuring what we should report on to our own communities as a priority and that means we have to come up with quite different measurement systems to what funders want us to measure on services because we are responsible to our communities first and we must not forget that. We need to report on the changes we're making to support them to carry on what they're doing in the communities " she says.
Awerangi Tamihere says provider collectives are seizing on this week’s hui as an opportunity to form collaborations across the motu, which will be vital to get the best out of Whanau Ora’s limited resourcing.
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