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Transcript - Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa ki te Upoko o te Ika strategic partnership signing
Our aspirations can be summarised threefold really; one is the, um, enhancing the wellbeing, the prosperity and the mana of our people. That’s really the, the, the guts of what we’re, ah, trying to achieve.
So, joining up as iwi, um, at a day like this is, ah, significant for us all, and I hope it’s great for the rangatahi for the future. We heard it today, um with the waiata from Ngāti Toa, um, the, the, the kōrero from Taku Parai about what, um they lost, and how they’re bringing it together and being staunch – Te Āti Awa is the same. So binding us together, with the hourua waka ah and joining the canoe together, um, would be fantastic for us – and for our families.
We’re excited. To, ah, reconnect, and formally, formally join together at a governance and at executive – and then operating level – to ensure that everything we’re doing is aligned, and, ah, aimed at achieving those exact same three goals, for not only Ngāti Toa and Te Āti Awa, but in fact for all of our community members that we have an interest in supporting their journey.
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Ngāti Toa Rangatira and Te Rūnanganui o te Āti Awa ki te Upoko o te Ika came together with Oranga Tamariki at Parliament, for the signing of a strategic partnership agreement.
The agreement marks the beginning of a sustainable and effective relationship with mana whenua, and a crossroad moment for tamariki and whānau.
Oranga Tamariki will now work closely with our iwi partners on the design, delivery and evaluation of services for their tamariki, rangatahi, mokopuna and whānau.
VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai: advocacy service for children in care
If you're a child or young person in care, VOYCE – Whakarongo Mai is an independent connection and advocacy service, separate from Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, and we're here to listen to you, support you, and be on your side. Part of what we also do is organise fun and engaging events for kids with care experience so you can connect with each other.