Wai-Atamai, Social Innovation Hub

Forged in The Past, Wired For The Future

What's going on in the Hub...

  • Dr Sneha Lakhotia from our research team has been honoured with a community research and service award.
  • We have launched a groundbreaking social impact report on Ngā Tau Mīharo o Aotearoa: Incredible Years parenting programme, demonstrating that for every dollar invested in the programme by the Government, a social value of nearly four dollars is created.
  • #MāoriInquiry – our team has been working on the Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki. Whānau Listening Posts are now closed and we are analysing the information collected.
  • The third issue of Te Kura Nui o Waipareira – the Waipareira Journal is now available. The publication is a community-led journal that provides an insight into the lives of kaimahi and whānau.
  • Our team is currently working on a Māori youth survey to be distributed across the North Island. The survey aims to explore the needs and circumstances of Māori youth to create a better understanding of issues, which will help inform solutions and policies going forward.

WAM4 - The Wai-Atamai Formula

Wai-Atamai, born out of our impoverished communities that over decades have worked to develop and implement game-changers that make a real difference on the ground for families – whānau. Game-changers fuelled by innovation that create the impact that matters most within our communities.

Wai-Atamai is a multi-disciplinary, people centred hub that encompasses Research, Strategy & Innovation, Change & Transformation and a Creative Hub. Prototyping, implementing and evidencing strategies, programmes and tools in the social innovation space is wired into our DNA.

What's Your Future?

A Look into Our Lab

Valuing the Impact for Taitamariki and Mental Health Wellbeing

Value Creation by Taitamariki: Social Return on Investment, is a forecast report which aims to prevent mental health illness amongst young people who have been exposed to drugs and alcohol, by building resilience and stronger support networks.

Whānau Wellbeing & Collective Impact. Emerging Trends of Success

Three years ago, five organisations came together to work on a collective impact project – #tātou – healthy lifestyles for families. Measuring trends is important for determining the progression towards achieving long term outcomes.

The Latest

Insights and Perspectives Arising From Research and Practice Across Te Whānau o Waipareira

Waipareira Social Innovation Journal Pt 4 Out Now!

Ekosani for being Kiwícéwákan!


Wai-Atamai Launch, April 2019