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Project Update

Update - March 2023

"Kā Pou Whenua project - MHA Collaborative Design Report for Waitaha & Te Tai Poutini" has been released and we are currently seeking feedback. You can find a copy of the report and survey link on our Consultation Documents page. Feedback closes at 5pm April 10th 2023.



Update - January 2023

In June 2022, Purapura Whetu Trust began engagement with Māori after establishing a Pou Whenua Kaitiaki Rōpū to guide and support the mahi across Waitaha (Canterbury) and Te Tai Poutini (West Coast) regions.

Engagement with tāngata whaiora and whānau was critical to understanding the system and services being accessed. Equal to this understanding, is the work experience of kaimahi who work within the system. Engagement with the community was undertaken using a variety of methods which included one-on-one and group interviews, online surveys, and registering to attend two marae based noho wananga. Consultation with the two regions was completed in September 2022.

Currently, experiences shared during the engagement phase of the project is now sitting with the Māori health research team from the University of Canterbury. Once completed, a report will be written highlighting priority areas for improvement that can be undertaken now and moving in the future. The report will be submitted to Te Whātu Ora – Waitaha and Te Aka Whaiora – Maori Health Authority to be included in their service delivery roll out for the two regions.

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