Māori Women's Welfare League partnership

Published: August 5, 2020

On Wednesday 5 August Oranga Tamariki signed a strategic partnership with the Māori Women’s Welfare League. The common goal being to reduce the number of tamariki Māori who come into care.

Three officials signing the partnership
Gráinne Moss, Māori Women’s Welfare League National President Prue Kapua and Minister for Children Tracey Martin at the signing of the strategic partnership in Wellington

Our 5th partnership signed

This is our fifth strategic partnership agreement, and the first to be signed with a national Māori organisation. Up until now all our strategic partnerships have been with iwi Māori. 

League President Prue Kapua says the signing acknowledges the values that the League and Oranga Tamariki share.

“This partnership is an opportunity to work together to uphold the mana of tamariki and rangatahi while recognising the significance of solutions that include whānau."

Our commitment to partnership

Oranga Tamariki Chielf Executive Gráinne Moss says the partnership is incredibly exciting.  

“There is a unique strength in having a central focus on women, which then naturally extends out to tamariki and whanau.” 

She says it's another sign of our commitment to working with Māori providers to keep tamariki Māori out of care.  

Over the next 12 months, Oranga Tamariki will develop a programme of work which contributes to the change that’s necessary to improve outcomes for tamariki Māori and their whānau.

Our strategic partnerships

We have four strategic partnership agreements with Ngāi Tahu, Ngāpuhi, Waikato-Tainui and Tuhoe. In each partnership we are, or we will be, reviewing how we work with tamariki and whānau across the full range of what we do as a Ministry with a commitment to make fundamental changes to that work.

Read more about our partnerships