Section 7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act

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Covid-19 update: With Aotearoa now at level 1 nationwide we will be proceeding with the first of these workshops to take place across Te Ika-a-Māui during November.  Kia kaha.


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 mean 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, 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, Hamilton, South Auckland, Central Auckland and Northland

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 your region over the next eight months.

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

Where and when

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

Whangerei - Friday 27th November - Hihiaua Cultural Centre

Auckland Central - Tuesday 24th November - At Capacity

Auckland South - Tuesday 17th November - At Capacity

Hamilton - Thursday 12th November - At Capacity

New Plymouth - Thursday 19th November - One Burgess Hill

Palmerston North - Tuesday 24th November - Rangimarie Marae

Wellington - Wednesday 25th November - Venue TBC





The follow-on workshops will be held in March, April and May in 2021.

Register your interest now!

Join with other NGOs in your region to improve your service delivery to Māori. 

To find out more email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. project manager or call her at 022 312 5657.