Section 7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act

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Improving Outcomes for Tamariki Māori Workshop Series

Tiaki Tamariki: Whakamana Whānau Programme


How we can help you respond

The Tiaki Tamariki Whakamana Whānau programme (click here for a summary) is a series of one-day interactive workshops that will help you enhance your organisation’s capability to respond to the Act’s changes and help your staff work alongside tamariki and whānau.

Changes to the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989 Section 7AA means that now more than ever there is a need for service providers to have the skills, practices and structures that support their Māori clients to achieve improved outcomes.

Many of you will have participated in the Tū Rangatira Governance hui held in July 2020, where we discussed these changes. We also explored the Tiaki Tamariki: Whakamana Whānau programme designed to enhance your organisation’s capability to respond to the Act’s changes and help your staff work alongside tamariki and whānau.

The programme’s skilled facilitators will work with you so that you can adapt and respond to your local environment. Regions include: Wellington, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Hawkes Bay, Tauranga, Hamilton, South Auckland, Central Auckland and Te Tai Tokerau.

What’s involved

The programme is designed around a whole-of-organisation approach. Such an approach will involve you:

  • Supporting two or three of your staff to participate in and promote organisational approaches within your workplace to achieve improved outcomes for tamariki Māori and their whanau.

  • Participating in the four one-day workshops in one of nine regions across the North Island.

This programme is free to attend for Oranga Tamariki contracted providers and their staff.

Where and when

Commencing in November 2020, the workshops will be held in:


March 4th, March 25th, April 8th, April 29th 2021 

Venue: March 4th - The Heads Hokianga, State Highway 12, Omapere.  March 25th, April 8th, April 29th - Te Ora Hou, 104 Corks Rd, Tikipunga  

Auckland Central

24th November 2020, 26th March, 16th April, 14th May.

Venue: 7-13 Pilkington Road, Panmure

 Auckland South/Manukau

24th November 2020, 9th March, 30th March, 20th April 2021 

Venue: Bruce Pulman Lodge


**Workshop on 9th April has been postponed, currently in the process of rescheduling**

12th November 2020, 12th March 2021, 9th April, 14th May

Venue: Ethos cafe conference room, 100 Morrinsville Road. 


**New workshop dates confirmed**

Dates: 30th April, 7th May, 28th May, and 25th June - Workshop at capacity

Venue: The Atrium Cafe / Conference Centre, 252 Otumoetai Road, Otumoetai

 New Plymouth

**Workshop on the 13th of April has been postponed to now take place on the 4th of May with the final of the four workshops still to be confirmed**

23rd March, 13th April, 4th May, 21st May 2021

Venue: One Burgess Hill 

 Hawkes Bay

Fri 19th Feb, Fri 12th Mar, 16th April, 7th May

Venue: Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade 

 Palmerston North

27th November 2020, 5th March, 26th March, 30th April 2021 

Venues: Wharerata(27/11), Te Manawa(26/3), Palmerston North Conference Venues(5/3 & 30/4) 


Wednesday 25th November 2020, 9th April, 14th May, 28th May - Workshop at capacity

Venue: Petone Working Men's Club 


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