News from Te Wana

We have a new office in Ranchhod Tower

Te Wana’s new physical address is Ranchhod Tower, Level 11, 39 The Terrace or 110 Lambton Quay, Wellington.

Our landline (04 385 7701) and postal address remain the same PO Box 24444 Manners Street, Wellington 6142.






Organisations that have achieved accreditation

Congratulations to these recent accreditations (or re-accreditations) and certification:

  • South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation – accreditation
  • Royal New Zealand Plunket Trust – Support Office & PlunketLine – accreditation
  • Port Waikato Community Health & Support Services Trust – certification

For the full list of current accredited organisations, please visit our Accredited Organisations page.

Te Wana goes on a tiki tour of the South Island

Jane Clark and Stephanie Pope (pictured) were joined by different peer reviewers to undertake a series of Plunket reviews throughout the South Island, a great way to do our mahi.

Starting in Nelson with Annette King then onto Westport via a short but spectacular stop at Lake Rotoiti.   A stop at Punakaiki or Pancake Rocks on the way to Greymouth  and Hokitika, having met very passionate Plunket staff and parents who are full of praise for those staff, catching up with previous colleagues who are friends, and being amazed and humbled by nature.

A side trip to Hokitika Gorge with bright, clear and sunny weather before driving through to Franz Joseph.  Driving on through to Te Anau past Lake Wanaka with weather somewhat less clear and sunny but still a lesson in the beauty and power of nature.

Moving on from Invercargill to Dunedin via an incredibly scenic route to meet up again with peer reviewer Trish Young, manager from Awarua Whānau Ora and Tamariki Ora social and heath services.

The very last days of our review road trip were jam packed with a day in Timaru and three in Christchurch joined this time by Clinical Leader Bridget Robertson.

As well as the review we were delighted to link up a visiting Australian friend Joe Coyte, CEO of an Aboriginal drug and alcohol rehabilitation service Ngimpe The Glen with Te Wana Kaumātua Elder Te Reo and one of our accredited services Te Rununga o Nga Maata Waka.

Following the completion of the Christchurch review it was a short hop to Hanmer Springs as snow peaks gave way to flat plains and rolling hills and then onto Nelson where the sun was bright and water sparkling with car drop off for Jane, a short flight to Wellington for Stephanie and sadly the trip ending in wind and rain!

We really enjoyed being able to design a flexible way to accommodate the regional structure now adopted by Plunket and big shout out to our Jane Clark, Briar Bloomfield and the various Plunket staff including Linda Hill, Anne Feld and Maria van der Plas for the huge organising task.

Many thanks again to everyone including the ‘pop in’ reviewers; Annette King, Trish Young, Bridget Robertson and Kaumātua Elder Te Reo.

Te Wana Training in 2019

What’s going on in 2019?  The future for Te Wana’s training is going to be a combination of webinars and face to face.

Leave us a comment or send us an email with what kind of training options would be of best benefit to your organisation in 2019.

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