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Minister of Health Volunteer Awards

The 2019 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards recognises those who support our health services, often without any expectation of recognition.

MSD Funding Transfer

From 1 April there is money transferring from Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to Mana Whaikaha.

Mana Whaikaha update February 12

Meet two members of the MidCentral Leadership Group Antnz Burgess and Annette Hansen are representatives on the MidCentral Leadership Group.

Mana Whaikaha update February 1

One of the over-riding principles of Enabling Good Lives is that disabled people and whānau would have greater self-determination or choice and control over their lives and the services they...

Mana Whaikaha update December 21

This week is just a short note really to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and holiday timeIn doing so I realise that for many people Christmas and the long...

Mana Whaikaha update December 18

The prototype for supporting disabled people and whanau in the MidCentral region has been operating since 1 October this year.Since this time many disabled people and whānau have made contact...

Mana Whaikaha update December 14

Our blog this week is written by Ally Attwell, a Connector and Mum.Last week I attended a lovely funeral for a man that was taken far too early from cancer.

Mana Whaikaha update December 10

Although there has been much talk of social inclusion for disabled people over the past 20 years, the reality is that much remains to be done before we see disabled...

Mana Whaikaha update December 3

I have this week had the opportunity of both meeting with families who are struggling deeply with the challenges presented to them as a result of their disabled child not...