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TE WHĀNAU O WAIPAREIRA – WHERE WHĀNAU COMES FIRST!

Te Whānau O Waipareira is an Urban Māori Authority established in West Auckland in 1984.

Our place, Whānau Centre in Henderson, is a one-stop-shop for access to Health, Education, Justice and Social Services. We have over 60 services available to whānau.

Whānau Centre also houses a medical clinic, dental surgery, Physio and a range of services from the Waitemata District Health Board.

As a nationally recognised Whānau Ora Provider, we offer whānau – Māori and non-Māori – a unique approach shaped by Te Ao Māori. We want to empower whānau to choose their own direction and outcomes.

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QUIT SMOKING WITH TE PAE O TE HAA

Waipareira launched a new initiative to help whānau stamp out smoking.

 

Te Pae O Te Haa – the breath of life is our latest initiative which has royal approval from Dame June Mariu, who in January was appointed Patron for Māori Health Provider Hāpai Te Hauora by Māori King Tuheitia.

 

Dame June, a former Silver Fern player and coach, is right behind Te Pae O Te Haa.

 

“There are many victims of smoking and we need to support our whānau to help them stop,” Dame June said.

 

“This kaupapa will reach more of our whānau and get them on board the smokefree waka.

 

“We need to be here for our tamariki and moko.”

 

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Waipareira urges Weties to go to Waitakere A&E

HOSPITAL AN OPTION IN AN EMERGENCY

If you could see a doctor for free or pay almost $100, which would you choose?

The option seems logical but many West Auckland patients don’t realise they have a choice, claims Waipareira Trust chief executive John Tamihere.

He says the $92 cost for an after hours medical visit in West Auckland is ‘‘outrageous’’ and urges patients to go straight to Waitakere Hospital’s accident and emergency department instead of White Cross HealthCare.

Tamihere is running a campaign to let people know there are other options.

‘‘Many within our community can’t afford the ridiculous overhead,’’ he says.

‘‘We have whānau coming to us all the time saying they can’t afford the costs and instead of seeking immediate medical care, they wait until the morning.

‘‘We don’t want a whānau member to die because they didn’t have the money for proper treatment,’’ Tamihere says.

White Cross is West Auckland’s only after hours medical centre.

It has clinics in Henderson and New Lynn – each charging $92 for adults without a community service or high user health card, issued to patients who visit their doctor more than 12 times a year because of recurring health conditions.

Since 2010 Waitakere Hospital’s emergency department doors have been open 24 hours.

 

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LEGAL DOPE, IT'S A JOKE!

Waipareira Board member Stephanie Harawira was born and raised in the rohe of Waipareira.

Stephanie’s passion is her whānau and community which explains why she's so passionate about ridding synthetic cannabis from our community. Stephanie recently led the 250 community members in Henderson to rally against legal highs.

She’s actively in the community alongside other whānau upset by these substances being sold in our neighbourhoods.

‘‘Legal dope, it’s a joke.’’ ‘‘Kiff it to the kerb.’’ Waitakere people were out in force on Saturday as part of a national rally against legal highs.

‘‘I’m just so proud of West Auckland. They came out and made a stand, they said very clearly they don’t want synthetic highs in their community.

‘‘I was really overwhelmed and I was overwhelmed by the national support to get so many people to stand up. It’s very easy to see this as a West Auckland problem but it’s not.’’

 

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        Stephanie Harawira leads the community down Great North Rd to voice demands against the sale of synthetic cannabis.

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