Wai-Atamai, Social Innovation Hub

Forged in The Past, Wired For The Future

What's going on in the Hub...

  • We have been working on our very own Waipareira Mental Health framework, which will be released shortly…watch this space
  • Dr Sneha Lakhotia from our research team has recently become New Zealand’s first accredited Social Return on Investment practitioner! Measuring the value of outcomes as a result of programme investment.
  • #MāoriInquiry – our team have been working on the Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki, read the article below for information on the first big hui hosted by the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency
  • The third issue of Te Kura Nui o Waipareira – the Waipareira Journal will be released at the start of October: a community led journal that provides an insight into the lives of kaimahi and whānau

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