Te Whānau o Waipareira
Te Whānau o Waipareira has a rich history documented over five generations of Urban Māori Whānau and counting. Acknowledging our history, community and whānau who have been critical in the establishment and growth of Whānau Waipareira keeps us on track as we progress into the future.
Wai-Research, established in 2014, is the next step on our Future Makers pathway for long-term impact and sustainable change producing qualitative and quantitative evidence and experience based publications from the heart of the community we serve.
With the launch of our research journal Te Kura Nui o Waipareira, we are now producing a regular publication combining academic writing, kaimahi/staff reflections and learnings and whānau voices into one journal reflecting our community.
Stay tuned as we continue to update progress along the way.
Annual report 2021 - 2022
This year is signifificant in the history of Whānau o Waipareira as we reflflect on an incredible and pivotal shift on many fronts. Whilst we should celebrate and acknowledge our collective efffforts, in a way, we shouldn’t be surprised at how well we performed through these challenging years.
COVID Workforce & Rangatahi Case Studies
“This case study “Te Pae Herenga o Tāmaki : COVID-19 Response Workforce Development Case Study” about Te Pae Herenga o Tāmaki – a collective of Whānau Ora providers in Tāmaki Makaurau, highlights how a coordinated ‘by Māori for Māori’ approach was able to quickly mobilise and upscale a COVID-19 workforce. The Tāmaki Makaurau Regional Skills Leadership Group provided support and commissioned Awa Associates to conduct this independent research, so that it could consider the insights and learning from the Te Pae Herenga COVID-19 response. Also included as addendums to this case study is an overview of the Te Pae Herenga Case Study “At a Glance” and an additional case study entitled “Rangatahi Revolution : A Tāmaki 10,000 Case Study”. Tāmaki 10,000 is the Tāmaki Makaurau Māori Employment Strategy, developed by Te Pae Herenga o Tāmaki, the Whānau Ora collective of Urban Māori and Iwi organisations. It provides a blueprint for facilitating and accelerating the employment aspirations of Māori across the region”
Wai Research has been producing regular snapshots of the epidemiology of COVID-19 cases (see below). For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit:
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - Update Papers
The purpose of these papers is to provide a quick daily update on the epidemiology of cases of COVID-19 disease across Aotearoa NZ and globally, along with a brief scan of current international learnings. The papers are produced by Wai Research on behalf of Te Whānau o Waipareira and Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - Update Paper, 17 April, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - Update Paper, 8 April, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - Update Paper, 7 April, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - Update Paper, 6 April, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - Update Paper 5 April, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - Update Paper 2 April, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - Update Paper 1 April, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - Update Paper 31 March, 2020
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic - Update Paper 30 March, 2020
2020-2021 Annual Report
2019-2020 Annual Report
Here is the extensive Annual Report for Te Whānau O Waipareira 2019-2020. This report that reflects a very challenging yet highly rewarding year for everyone. COVID-19 turned us all into essential workers who reassured, supported and helped our West Auckland rohe and beyond without hesitation.
“As Māori our response meant everyone rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in, as we do on our Marae”. TWOW Chairman Raymond Hall.
Thank you to all of our kaimahi and volunteers who adapted easily to frontline and distribution work ensuring whānau were regularly contacted, comforted and armed with hygiene and kai packs. Throughout this period our regular programmes continued around the different COVID levels, plus new strategies for our people were implemented to reflect these ever-changing times. Our partners were instrumental in our collective response that helped us not only identify but assist our most isolated and vulnerable – a response that continues to this day.
2018-2019 Annual Report
The year’s many major achievements are explored in our 2018-2019 Annual Report. Highlights include:
how our services have supported positive transformation for thousands of whānau;
the launch of Wai-Atamai, a multidisciplinary social innovation hub that extended its services to like-minded organisations;
and the kaimahi success stories from the Pitch Local competition, a collective impact initiative to grow social impact programmes in the community.
Te Kura Nui O Waipareira: Issue 3
“Kotahitanga – Mā te kotahitanga e whai kaha ai tātou: In unity we find strength” This issue brings together critical insights, experiences and journeys that each contribute to a heightened awareness and deeper understanding of the ways in which the notion of kotahitanga is given authentic, meaningful expression, specifically within the broader context of Te Whānau o Waipareira.
For the past 30 years, Waipareira have provided free services and support for whānau of all ages in West Auckland – health, legal, housing and education.
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