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Māori, Communities and Partnerships

Māori, Communities and Partnerships

The Māori, Communities and Partnerships group is responsible for building capability across the organisation to support the aspirations of Māori, connecting and collaborating to build effective partnerships and community approaches that achieve better outcomes for those who most need our support.

Marama Edwards is the Acting Deputy Chief Executive Maori, Communities and Partnerships.

Māori, Communities and Partnerships is made up of the following teams.

Māori, Pacific and Ethnic Communities

The Māori and Pacific and Ethnic Communities team is focused on improving outcomes for Māori, Pacific clients and ethnic communities.

In 2019, we launched Te Pae Tata – our Māori Strategy and Action Plan – which sets out how we will work to achieve better outcomes for Māori.

We are now working to finalise our Pacific strategy and action plan, which is called Pacific Prosperity – Our People, Our Future, Our Solutions.

Partnerships and Programmes

The Partnerships and Programmes team focuses on building strong and resilient communities using a range of prevention and community development approaches which lead to sustainable and long term outcomes for whānau, communities and whole of populations.

Safe, Strong Families and Communities

Safe, Strong Families and Communities supports a wide range of programmes and initiatives aimed at preventing and reducing vulnerability and harm for individuals, whānau and communities. It also funds and manages a number of key relationships with the social services sector.

Ministry of Youth Development

The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) – Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi – encourages and supports young people, aged between 12 and 24 years old, to develop and use knowledge, skills and experiences to participate confidently in their communities.

Youth Service

The Youth Service aims to get young people into education, training or work-based learning. This will help young people gain the skills to find a job and have an independent future. The Youth Service offers these services through local community organisations who are used to working with young people. In some areas Work and Income provide this service in-house.

Services and Contracts Management

The Service and Contracts Management team is responsible for managing a range of contracts with service providers and partners, and supporting our industry partnerships with employers. The group also supports the regional contracting teams who work directly with providers throughout New Zealand.

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