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WCTO Tamariki Ora Collective

He karanga tēnei ki ngā Kaimahi o Tamariki Ora

Your insights, your aspirations and your concerns about the current state of the Well Child Tamariki Ora services have been heard, and a call is being put out to those working across the sector to come together to map a collective pathway forward.

WCTO Tamariki Ora Collective Hui

We invite all kaimahi working in and supporting Tamariki Ora contracts to come together collectively to explore how we might design and establish a Tamariki Ora Collective. These are a series of hui being held across the motu, which will be used to gain a national consensus on how this could look for Tamariki Ora providers.

Hāpai Te Hauora on behalf of the Ministry of Health will host 4 x regional wānanga, 1 x talanoa and 1 x 2-day conference to facilitate conversations on what the WCTO sector would like to have developed to support the providers nationally – such as a ‘Tamariki Ora Collective’.

The hui will be facilitated by kaimahi that are learned in this field, and will take hui participants through an aspirationally-focused method to help develop collective outcomes.

The idea behind such a national collective body/group is to;

  • Amplify Tamariki Ora providers’ voice, and therefore Māori and Pacific families;
  • Support actions that address workforce capability and capacity;
  • As a key first step to supporting the ongoing development and transformation of Well Child Tamariki Ora service;
  • Support communication between the Ministry and Tamariki Ora providers.

Save the dates

With the different restrictions at Level 2, we have been advised that the remaining wānanga, talanoa and National Conference should not be held until Aotearoa is in Level 1. Due to this, we have made the decision to reassess tentative dates for the remaining hui once Tāmaki is in Level 2.

We know that this provides some uncertainty for planning the rest of your year, however our hope is that we continue to progress safely down the levels and are able to hold the remaining wānanga and talanoa in November, and the National Conference in February 2022. 

Please keep an eye out for communications and future updates, with more information. 

Activity Date Location (TBC)
Talanoa TBC due to COVID-19 Lockdown Auckland
Midlands Wānanga TBC due to COVID-19 Lockdown Whakatane
Southern Wānanga TBC due to COVID-19 Lockdown Christchurch
National Conference TBC due to COVID-19 Lockdown TBC

The Tamariki Ora collective hui is one of three projects you may be asked to take part in…

The Ministry has also commissioned Ernest Young (EY) to work on costing analysis, and Litmus to provide a point-in-time stocktake of the WCTO workforce. We are talking with EY and Litmus to identify ways to work together and minimise the burden on WCTO providers.

The Tamariki Ora collective hui focus on Māori and Pacific WCTO providers and their staff

Organisations/providers included are: Tamariki Ora providers (approximately 68 providers), and Māori and Pacific providers that are subcontracted by DHBs to provide WCTO services. Kaimahi that may be included: clinical leaders, nurses, midwives, health workers/kaiāwhina, Vision Hearing Technicians, administration staff, cultural support staff, and volunteers.

There is funding available for you to attend these collective hui

We want to connect with you at these hui, so if you need additional funding to attend please contact the team below to discuss support for to attend the wānanga, talanoa and national conference.

Register here

To register your details, please click here. Please note, that registration to event does not confirm your attendance, the team will be in touch with you to finalise your attendance details. If you have any questions or trouble registering, please contact Tiana Matiu for support.

Key contacts

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Our Team

Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander

Deputy CEO
Jay Mareroa

Jay Mareroa

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