Whānau are at the heart of everything we do in the Māori Party. We believe in whānau determining their own tino rangatiratanga, their own prosperity and success and overall, their own futures.
The Māori Party will:
- Create over 3000 new whānau ora navigator positions across hapū, iwi, family violence prevention, Pacific churches and communities, employment and housing.
- Expand the whānau ora approach to support a greater number of whānau.
- Implement a range of policies that embody a whānau ora approach to addressing social, economic and cultural needs and aspirations
- Significantly increase opportunities for whānau ora commissioning, right across government, including, in justice, education, housing, social development, environment as well as business, innovation and employment.
- Require Oranga Tamariki (formerly Child, Youth and Families) to engage in strategic partnerships with iwi and Māori organisations as a primary mechanism to improve outcomes for vulnerable Māori and Pacific children, young people and their whānau.
- Implement the Waikato Tainui-led model Mokopuna Ora in more areas.
- Create 12 pilots based around the 1000 Days Trust model, an early intervention model which consists of a week-long residential services supported by a 1000 Days follow up service for whānau. The intended outcome for 1000 days is to proactively support whānau parenting, to establish healthy and positive relationships with their children, and to be backed with the tools to change the trajectory for whānau who may otherwise be placed at risk.