September 12, 2018
Success shared at Whānau Ora conference
A far north social entrepreneur says Māori organisations are made stronger by sharing ideas and learning from each other.
Ricky Houghton from Te Korowai Trust is at this week’s Whānau Ora conference in Auckland, where 600 representatives from Whānau Ora providers, health groups, government agencies and international guests are sharing strategy and discussing ways to measure social outcomes.
He says his Kaitaia based trust has helped almost 400 whānau into affordable homes over the past six years, as well as setting up a pre-school, emergency housing and other interventions.
He says whānau ora is about helping people to help themselves.
"We've developed a model that is working well for Māori. I'd support to break it out into other regions. That would give me extreme satisfaction and pride," Mr Houghton says.
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