Oranga Whanau

Whanau Social Assistance Programme 

The Oranga Whānau programme establishes a network of “Nannies” providing direct, personal and practical support to caregivers and parents, especially young parents of young children, and their whānau. Through sharing knowledge, practices, values and attitudes between generations, Oranga Whānau promotes positive parenting, safe and healthy babies, and resilient whānau.

The 2006 Census identified that more than 80,000 Māori children are in single-parent families, living in environments of high deprivation and need. Working out of marae and directly into homes and communities, Oranga Whānau will concentrate on these whānau first. Through rejuvenating the traditional principles of whānaungatanga, these kuia will re-weave and re-connect whānau into the “tribal whariki” of strong relationships with the whānau whānui and community.

For more information please contact Hoani Waititi Marae

Page last updated 5 Jun 2012