13 Jul 2011

Whānau Ora going well in north, says lead agency

6:35 am on 13 July 2011

The lead agency for Whānau Ora in Whangārei says the new Māori social service system is shaping up well in the north.

One of the founders of the thirty-year-old Ōtangarei Trust, Janine Kaipō, says Whānau Ora has linked government and non-government organisations in a way they've never enjoyed in the past.

Ms Kaipō says under the new relationship, the providers don't feel alone anymore.

The Whangārei Whanau Ora collective, Te Hau o Whiowhio, includes Ōtangarei Trust, One Double Five Community Trust, child health agency Jigsaw, Ringa Atawhai and the local TV station Channel North.