Monday January 23, 2017   Last updated 19:33PM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

07:00pm - 08:00pm
Whānau Ora progress outweighs glitches

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

The Minister for Whānau Ora says progress being made on the new service delivery model outweighs any minor problems with implementation.

Tariana Turia was quizzed by media yesterday about whether checks were in place to ensure Whānau Ora money was being properly spent, in the wake of a Dunedin gang member being jailed for using whānau ora grant money for a drug buy.

She says that was picked up by the system.

Mrs Turia says Whānau ora is giving providers better tools to engage with vulnerable families than previous models.

"It’s one thing to audit the processes and the financial management and those things and that are important what they don’t audit is the outcomes that have been achieved for the families, what has changed for them, what is going to save the government money in the long term or do you just want more of the same where you have outputs where you fund people to do 20 of this and 10 of that and it doesn’t matter if none of it works as long as they did the 10, 20 and the 30," she says.

Mrs Turia says Māori and Pacific Island providers have embraced Whānau Ora, but the mainstream government agencies have been slow to change their way of working.

thumbnail TWWoA S12017 Brand - Waatea Web
Rheumatic Fever
teachnz
E-Tangata-08012017
Waatea TV
 
Hauauru Rawiri spokesperson for Ngati Paoa
Ngati Whatua Orakei and Ngati Paoa renew peace pact.
Vivien Sutherland-Bridgewater ATEED General Manager
ATEED General Manager Destination Vivien Sutherland Bridgwater says Tamaki Makaurau has a rich Maori identity and the festival is a chance for Aucklanders and visitors to learn more about Maori heritage and contemporary culture of Tamaki Makaurau.
Tania Mataki Manager of Kaumatua Support Programme Otautahi
Kaumatua Depression in Otautahi post-quakes - The effects Chch earthquakes have had on their residents have forced unemployment, homelessness and in some cases mentall illness upon our kaumatua kuia.
Turuki Healthcare Dr Lily Fraser
From 1 January 2017, HPV immunisation will be funded for everyone aged 9-26 (inclusive) including boys and young men.
Te Ururoa Flavell - Maori Development Minister
Regular interview with the minister talking about Ratana and other political kaupapa
Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis
Regaular guest Kelvin Davis about this years trip to Ratana, P hikoi and other political kaupapa
Jamie Tuuta chair of Te Ohu Kamoana.
Putea Whakatipu Trust new members
1 Pita Paraone | Nga take manene
Ka korero mai a Pita o Aotearoa Tuatahi, mo te nui o ngaa manene i mate i teera tau i roto o Aotearoa
Bye Bye Bunny
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: “He wasn’t just NZ class, he was world class”, that’s what one of this country’s finest singers Frankie Stevens said about Bunny Walters after his death last week.
Ka kite John Key
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: What a week in politics, it seems beyond belief that we now have a new Prime Minister, the John Key resignation caught everyone by surprise, so much so that it still doesn’t quite make sense for me.
The fabulous Fidel
WILLIE JACKSON OPINION: “A great and charismatic leader”, was how former MP Donna Awatere Huata described the Cuban legendary president Fidel Castro
0
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.