Kia hāngai ki ngā hiahia o te whānau

Whānau Ora puts whānau at the core of decision-making about their future. Our role is to guide whānau on their chosen pathway using a whānau-centred strengths-based approach to support them achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Empowering Whānau

Whānau Direct

Whānau Direct offers whānau access to financial resources in moments that matter most to them; to overcome obstacles that stand in the way of whānau achieving their goals.

Kaiārahi (Navigators) 

Kaiārahi are our Whānau Ora ground-force, supporting whānau to access integrated care and support. Kaiārahi advocate for whānau and wrap the necessary services around them to assist in achieving whānau goals.

Whiria Ngā Hua

The Innovation Fund enables our collective partnership to use an innovative approach to meeting whānau needs and supporting them to achieve Whānau Ora outcomes.

Whānau Stories

Our vision is Whānau Rangatiratanga. We help whānau unleash their power and be their best by working to their strengths and focusing on what's right with them; not what's wrong. We help whānau discover their talents and develop them into strengths, use their strengths to overcome their challenges and accomplish their goals, and capitalize on their potential, and perform at their best. 


Whānau Whanake Whānau Ora Collective

Whānau Whanake is a partnership of Iwi and Māori Whānau Ora Providers who work collectively to deliver whānau centred services based on a kaupapa Māori world view.  Our rohe, Te Upoko o te Ika, stretches from Kapiti, Porirua through to Wellington and the Hutt Valley.  Our collective came together with a shared understanding that a joined-up collective Whānau Ora approach would provide the best support and help for whānau to realise their dreams and aspirations. 

Whānau Ora is a philosophy of wellbeing and care that is focused on whānau and the needs of individuals with a whānau context. It's about connecting with whānau through whakapapa and shared values with whānau determining their own pathway towards achieving their dreams and aspirations. We work alongside whānau supporting them with navigating their journey. Whānau Ora is achieved when whānau are:

- self-managing

- living healthy lifestyles

- participating fully in society

- confidently participating in te ao Māori

- economically secure and successfully involved in wealth creation

- cohesive, resilient, and nurturing

- responsible stewards of their natural and living environments. 

Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira

Te Rūnanganui o Te Atiawa

 He Herenga Kura