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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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Kaupapa O Te Wā | Our Latest POsts
’E Rere tonu te waka’ is a report that was written by the Waka Hourua Leadership Group, representing insights and learnings from the first three year journey of the first National Māori and Pasifika Suicide Prevention Programme in New Zealand. It was an important...
Waiata are powerful medium to express how we are feeling, it is one of the most creative and often spiritual methods of sharing stories and giving messages. Two years ago, Maimoa created this beautiful bilingual waiata, ‘we are human’. It recognises depression and...
At Hui Fono 2019, Sir Mason Durie presented 10 key priorities for supporting people in tough times by using the acronym Waka Hourua. The agenda was proposed to add to the current knowledge about suicide prevention and to bring together priorities for all those...