Ngāti Kahungunu partnership

Pinepine te Kura, a traditional Ngāti Kahungunu oriori (lullaby), is the foundation for the Strategic Partnership Agreement signed between Oranga Tamariki and Ngāti Kahungunu.

The new official agreement between Oranga Tamariki and Ngāti Kahugnunu is aimed at keeping tamariki with whānau and improving the wellbeing of whānau, hapū and iwi.

Chief Executive of Ngāti Kahungunu, Chrissie Hape, said the agreement signals the commitment and willingness of both partners to put into effect what is needed for Ngāti Kahungunu mokopuna and their whānau to flourish.

Measurable impacts

The agreement looks to create measurable impacts, including:

  • fewer mokopuna in Oranga Tamariki care
  • a shift toward a whānau-centric approach based on Ngāti Kahungunu values and tikanga 
  • providing the best possible support for mokopuna
  • nurturing opportunities for innovation to improve outcomes for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau.

Published: October 11, 2023