News from across sectors

image.pngMinistry of Health Consultation Hub

Want to have your say on our health and disability system?

The Ministry has launched the Health Consultation Hub, an online survey and consultation tool. It makes it easier for New Zealanders to engage with us about our health system.    The tool is easy to use and is accessible. It allows both quantitative and qualitative consultations to be run, maximising the quality of results.

Leadership Resides Within Us All

Helen Leahy is the Chief Executive of one of Te Wana’s enrolled organisations, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.  She is the author of ‘Crossing the Floor: The Story of Tariana Turia‘.  Helen spoke at the Whanganui Literacy Festival on the topic ‘Leadership resides within us all’ last Thursday, 23 August at the Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum.


Te Mana Raraunga – Māori Data Sovereignty


Te Mana Rarunga recently held a workshop at Te Papa, Wellington on Māori data Sovereignty.

Māori data are data that are produced by Māori, and data that are about Māori and the environments we have relationships with. Data are a living tāonga and are of strategic value to Māori.

The purpose of Te Mana Raraunga is to enable Māori Data Sovereignty and to advance Māori aspirations for collective and individual wellbeing by:

  1. Asserting Māori rights and interests in relation to data
  2. Ensuring data for and about Māori can be safeguarded and protected
  3. Requiring the quality and integrity of Maori data and its collection
  4. Advocating for Māori involvement in the governance of data repositories
  5. Supporting the development of Māori data infrastructure and security systems
  6. Supporting the development of sustainable Māori digital businesses and innovations

Whānau Ora Review

An independent panel has been appointed to review Whānau Ora. The intention of the review is to ensure that Whānau Ora is providing better outcomes in the community to respond to the diverse needs of whānau and families.  The review concludes in October 2018.




TAKOA is a National & International ​Directory of Mā​ori Organisations, Resource People, Scholarships and Business – an indigenous Māori networking platform – that offers a snapshot each year of who is doing what and where, and an indication of Māori economic, social and cultural capacity.    With TAKOA ON-LINE and updates as-they-happen now possible TAKOA is a powerfully more current, responsive and accessible new-look indigenous Māori networking tool. For those who prefer it; a hard copy of TAKOA 2017 -2018 is also available for purchase.

Leave a comment