Public submissions open on Whānau Ora review

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The Whānau Ora Review Panel has started their consultation process. The Panel are now calling for public submissions.

Any individual, whānau, group or organisation can make an online submission to the Independent Review of Whānau Ora.

The panel is interested in hearing both from people who have been involved with Whānau Ora and from people who have not been involved.

The deadline for online submissions is 15 August 2018.

The online submission questions are available in English, Te Reo Māori, Samoan, Tongan and Cook Islands Māori. For more information about making a submission see the Frequently Asked Questions.

The Review Panel will also be directly reaching out to commissioning agencies, providers, entities, navigators and whānau and families who have had experience of Whānau Ora.

The panel expects to submit a final report to the Minister for Whānau Ora in November this year.

For more information about the review, see the Whānau Ora review website at, the press release about submissions and a pānui about progress of the review so far.

For background information see our previous news story Government appoints panel to review Whānau Ora.

Te Puni Kōkiri has recently published Whānau Ora Annual Summary Report: 1 July 2016–30 June 2017.

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