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Waka Hourua is the Māori and Pasifika National Suicide Prevention Programme. The goal of Waka Hourua is to build the capacity of Māori whānau, hapū, iwi, Pasifika families and communities to prevent suicide.
Te Rau Ora (originally Te Rau Matatini) is New Zealand’s indigenous Māori organisation providing a range of local and national programmes to improve Māori Health. We have changed our name but not our passion nor our commitment – Strengthening Māori Health & Wellbeing is at the core of what we are doing.
Māori Suicide Prevention Initiatives
Our mission is to support Māori individuals, whānau, iwi, hapū and communities to unleash their full potential and have the best possible health and wellbeing outcomes.
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Te Au was with the Ministry of Health for the Opening of the Office of Suicide Prevention by the Honourable Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Honourable Minister of Health Dr David Clarke. The role of the Suicide Prevention Office is to provide leadership and...
A Waka Hourua Community Fund managed by Te Rau Ora ( then Te Rau Matatini) and Le Va provided a one-off contestable fund to Māori and Pasifika communities to build their capacity in community-based suicide intervention initiatives or projects. Between 2014 and...
This week we had the privilege of meeting Carla na Nagara in her new role as the Director of Suicide Prevention Office (Ministry of Health). Carla brings a depth of experience and wisdom to this role, also as a Coroner, who was recognised for her dedication to...