health and social services to strengthen whānau
A gathering of social and health services at Waikawa Marae, in Marlborough, is hoped to help families seeking help through the marae’s new Whānau Ora navigator.
More than a dozen organisations attended a hui (meeting) at the marae near Picton on Tuesday, many of the professionals meeting kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) for the first time.
The hui was organised by Waikawa Marae co-ordinator/kairuruku Renee Love, and Whānau Ora navigator Marcia MacDonald, who started in her new position based at the marae in November.
MacDonald said her work involved working directly with whānau, whether they were “in crisis” or just “on a journey, with a vision”.