OurServices In 2012 we held the following service contracts. They are in our chest of tools that we use for the benefit of our whānau: Tamariki Ora
Disease State Management
Kaupapa Māori Healthy Lifestyles
Reducing Inequalities Contingency Fund
Parents as First Teachers (PAFT)
Newcomers Network and Migrant Coordinator
At the end of the 3rd quarter 317 tamariki had enrolled for the year to date.
We continue to work to empower whanau to become resilient and self-reliant.
We ended the year with one nurse, while the contracted nurse picked up the extra clients. We are looking to appoint another nurse in the New Year.
We are involved in training new peer supporters, running programmes in schools, and supporting events
There has been a high number of referrals and the gym has been well utilised. We are exploring traditional Māori exercise through Hikoi on the Beach .
There has been a steady flow of clients through this service and a smoother referral process.
Our families range from young parents to mature or older parents of young children including grandparents caring for mokopuna
Two staff members work with the local community to provide services for newcomers to Aotearoa.
OurPeople Board of Directors 2012
From the Board of Directors
Matapura Ellison Chair Donna Matahaere-Atariki Executive Director Rhonda Tokona Director Ron Bull Director
Fiona Casper Executive Officer Shelley Kapua Senior Administrator Rachel Miller Clinical Manager Matt Matahaere Policy Analyst Sam Veint Reception Eleanor Murphy Manager, Healthy Lifestyles Jenny Miller Healthy Lifestyles Educator/ Whānau Ora Tash Civil Healthy Lifestyles Educator From March 2012 Elwyn Rouvi Healthy Lifestyles Educator / Personal Trainer Joseph Panapa Manager, Whānau Ora Monica Singh Whānau Ora Maria Matahaere Whānau Ora Donita Cottrill Admin Whānau Ora March-June 2012 Ernie Mather CARS/ IYP Educator Viktoria Houston PAFT Educator Manea Te Kii PAFT Educator From March 2012 Mandy Vicars PAFT Educator Until February 2012 Audrey Lowe DSM Mobile Nurse Ariana McPherson DSM Mobile Nurse Rebecca Harvey DSM Mobile Nurse Gavin Hurnard DSM Mobile Nurse February - June 2012 Katherine Clarke Tamariki Ora Mobile Nurse Until October 2012 Ulrike Mattulat Tamariki Ora Mobile Nurse Emily Wharerimu Tamariki Ora Mobile Nurse Rochelle Barton Tamariki Ora Mobile Nurse Barbara Johnson Migrant Community Coordinator Izumi Uchida Newcomers Network From April 2012
Auxiliary Support 2012
Helen Davidson Polson McMillan Lawyer Gerard Mullin Accountant Gerard Kinney Vision Associates Auditor Computer Trouble Shooters Website IT Fiona Bowker ALTMEDIANZ Communications
AraiTe UruWhare Hauora Annual Report 2012
Kaupapa Māori healthy lifestyles Jenny and Natasha, who run our Kaupapa Māori Healthy Lifestyles programme, are exploring ways to take exercise out of the gym to promote a holistic and practical concept of exercise. They have taken the exercise out of the gym and onto the beach. They are linking exercise in with traditional Māori concepts of exercise and Te Atua Kōrero. Natasha names Dr Ihi Heke as the inspiration for this approach. On his blog Dr Heke, outlines his philosophy: “...pre-European Māori had a comprehensive array of training techniques at the highest
level and included expertise in strength and conditioning techniques for power, agility, quickness, speed, coordination, flexibility, muscular endurance, strength and aerobic conditioning.” He inspires his students to engage with the environment by way of exercise; to recognise that pre-European Māori valued strength-based training and health. Natasha and Jenny plan to work with placement students from the School of Physical Education in 2013 to expand the programme.
Our theme this year has been collaboration. We have expanded on existing relationships and forged new relationships, in order to address our aim of partnering with whānau in achieving their moemoea. As with many whānau ora providers, we find that many of the whānau we work alongside have been placed in the ‘too hard’ basket by traditional service delivery. Our commitment to them allows whānau the space to start to build up their own resilience and realise their own whānau solutions. Our list of highlights in this Annual Report contains the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of what has been achieved this past year to meet our strategic objectives. At the forefront of our work this year has been the mahi undertaken in developing an online database for whānau and service providers, the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with Pacific Trust Otago, partnerships with the Newcomers Network, and migrants, and the work undertaken by staff in improving access to, and streamlining delivery of, our whānau services.
Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora has a fantastic team of committed staff who relish the challenges of our whānau-centred approach. From building initial trust with whānau (who have often had negative experiences of service provision), to working alongside whānau through the choppy waters as well as the calm seas. Our staff use out of the box thinking and explore numerous approaches to ensure whānau are matched to the right people and the right programmes. They are with whānau for the long haul, and exemplify the whānau ora approach.
actualisation lies with them. Every completed whānau plan represents a whānau that has already tackled major obstacles in their path. We know that, while we exist to support them on the journey, it is they who do the hard yards.
We appreciate our ongoing relationships with the University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic through clinical placement students. We look forward to working more closely with students from the University P.E School. Our reciprocal relationships ensure students and whānau continue to learn from each other for the benefit of all.
Finally, we extend appreciation and thanks to our outgoing Executive Director. Donna Matahaere-Atariki has been at the heart of our organisation. It is due to her vision for and commitment to whānau that we have gone so far. Donna has left us to undertake the role of CEO of He Oranga Pounamu, an organisation established under the mana of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, to organise and integrate health, social services and well being in the Ngai Tahu rohe. Still based in Dunedin, she will remain involved with us on our Board of Directors and will retain her other representational roles in the community. Ngā mihi rā mō ngā rā kei mua i te aroaro!
Likewise, we appreciate our relationships with the schools in our area – particularly through the CARS service provision in South Otago, and Brockville School. We recognise the fortitude and courage of our whānau. The taking of the steps to self-
Our stakeholders and funders are the backbone without which we could not bend to our varied tasks for whānau. We would like to thank the ongoing interest and support of all our funders. We also thank our local community who support us and are interested in our mahi.
Matapura Ellison , Chairperson
Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora is the largest kaupapa Māori community provider of integrated services in the Otago region. Our aim is Whānau Ora. Whānau Ora recognises and builds on the strengths and assets of whānau. We recognise and adhere to the kaupapa of the Ottawa Charter
MANAAKITIATE WHANAU I TE ARA POUTAMA, KI TE WHAI ORA
OurValues Kaikokiri/ Manu Tioriori Warriorship
Accounts June 2011 - July 2012
761 Courageously embracing creativity, innovation and foresight.
An inclusive service approach fostering whānaungatanga among staff and clientele.
Employing only the most experienced and professionally/ culturally competent staff.
registered whānau across ALL services
Other Income Grants Other Contracts
Ministry of Education
Ensuring sustainability for this generation and those who follow to always improve the wellbeing of the wider community.
Jasmine: A CASE STUDY
All whānau, staff, stakeholders and agencies working together equally, engaging and using all of our combined strengths and knowledge.
Jasmine Hiku knows exactly where she wants to be in life, and with the support of her closely knit whānau we know she is going to get there. Jasmine, 16, had baby Alexa nine weeks ago and with the loving support of her extended whānau she is looking after Alexa while completing her high school studies through correspondence school. She's studying biology, physics, chemistry, maths and English For mum Alison having an extra baby in the house was never a hardship. With her youngest tamariki being now three, and three other children, baby Alexa fits right in to the household. Both she and Jasmine's dad Graeme respect that Jasmine has a plan for her future and are happy to support her in achieving her goals. Jasmine is a new client for PAFT worker Manea, who will visit her regularly up until baby is three years old. Already she is impressed by her tremendous wairua. It was Rochelle, Jasmine's Tamariki Ora nurse, who suggested Jasmine would benefit from visits from the PAFT programme. Jasmine, likes having Manea visit, saying that she
Upholding the mana of our staff and the community we serve. Valuing staff strengths, experience and diversity. Treating others with dignity and respect.. is funny, great, and down to earth. For Manea, it is important to slot into the whānau rather than be the 'external case worker' and she directs conversations to building parents' confidence and making sure parents understand baby's development and wairua. Jasmine has recently been nominated by her correspondence teacher for an achievement award to recognise how she is succeeding in her studies while caring for Alexa. Jasmine herself is of course modest about all this, saying looking after baby and studying was no great difficulty “because I have the easiest baby in the world”. And what is Jasmine's plan when she completes her correspondence studies next year? She is going to study medicine and specialise in obstetrics. Her own birthing experience has made her determined to provide improved experiences for other young women, especially around consent and control over what is happening to them in the labour ward. Having a PAFT worker visit, she says makes her feel supported and confident in her parenting.
PARENTS AS FIRSTTEACHERS (PAFT) TAMARIKI ORA
new pepe enrolled in the LAST QUARTER
Looking After our People
Te Puni Kokiri
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Social Development 15%
2% 5% 8%
SERVICES Disease State Management
Whānau Ora (SocialWork)
Whānau Ora (Health) 7% Parents as First Teachers
Māori Pakeha Samoan Cook IslandMāoriTongan Niuean Chinese Indian Other*
Kaupapa Māori Healthy Lifestyles 21%
Tamariki Ora Staffing, Governance, Contracts
384 Tamariki (0-14) 68 Rangatahi (15-24) 281 Pakeke (25-64) 28 Kaumatua (65+)
41% Southern District Health Board
Full Audited Accounts are available at: www.register.charities.govt.nz/CharitiesRegister
* Other includes – Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Tokelau, Other Asian, Other Pacific.
Annual Report of Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora