Wednesday May 04, 2016   Last updated 23:45PM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

11:00pm - 11:59pm
Mental health client’s priority for doomed trust

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

A top of the South Island Māori health trust is trying to ensure its clients will continue to get support when it closes next month.

Te Rapuora ō te Waiharakeke’s is closing after 26 years serving Nelson and Marlborough.

High costs including expensive leases and competition for funding from other providers and the district health board’s internal programmes means it is no longer financially viable.

Chief executive Aroha Metcalf says its services including Māori mental health support and traditional mirimiri massage for chronic pain relief need to continue.

“We’re working closely with the DHB to ensure the transition of services, the message being that while Te Rapuora ō Te Waiharakeke’s Trust is closing, the services will be continuing and we have that assurance from our funders, the district health board and the Ministry of Health,” she says.

Ms Metcalf says its first thoughts are for the 30 staff and 700 clients, particularly those in mental health support.




Copyright © 2013, Uma Broadcasting Ltd




Copyright © 2013, Uma Broadcasting Ltd

 

E-Tangata-11102015Mataora2205-1still waatea for promo-116
Aimee Kaio One Thousand Days Trust
Invercargill based initiated supported by Te Putahitanga that provides a service to help mums and dads help their babies to thrive
Ngahiwi Apanui CEO of Te Taura Whiri
Ngahiwi talks to us about a Maori Language Parade in planning that will take place on July 4th
Metiria Turei Green Party MP
Our regular weekly catchup with Green Party MP Metiria Turei on current issues and events of today
Winston Peters NZ First Leader
Our regular weekly catchup with NZ First Leader Winston Peters on important issues of today
Dr Tristam Ingham Strategic Advisor Maori for Asthma and Respiratory
International Asthma Day today. We talk to Dr Tristam Ingham about today's significance
Christine Brears CEO of Taumarunui community kokiri trust
Taumarunui visit with the politicians and prime minister last week. We catchup with Christine to see how this went
1 Hekenukumai Busby | He po whakanui I a Matariki
We talk with Hek as they prepare for a Matariki Dinner celebration coming up soon
3 Toa Roa | Te pakanga tuatahi o te ao
Tom talks about a book launch that commemorates Maori involvement in the first world war.
Housing flip flop
WILLIE JACKSON: It wasn’t the best 7 days for John Key who flip flopped on housing at the start of the week and was escorted into the weekend with front page news that his lawyer has been mysteriously caught up in the Panama foreign trust debacle.
Here's my response to your opinion piece on Ture Whenua.
CLAUDETTE HAUITI: Why amend? It’s pretty simple really: there are over 27,000 blocks of Māori land under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 Act, that’s 1.4 million hectares or about five percent of the total land in Aotearoa. Owners, are shackled by antiquated policy preventing them from developing their lands hence the amendment to the act.
All Blacks on top again
WILLIE JACKSON: The All Blacks took another step in advancing rugby as a global game when they won the best team award at the Laureus awards last week. These awards are the Academy awards of world sport and our team beat some of the greatest sports outfits in the world.
0
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.