Supporting whānau to achieve their dreams

Whānau Ora Navigation

What is Whānau Ora Navigation?

Whānau Ora Navigation is a whānau led, whānau centred, strength-based approach to support whānau on their journey in achieving their moemoeā (dreams and aspirations).

  • Support strengthening whānau
  • Reconnection to whakapapa and whenua
  • Empowering leaders
  • Leading healthy lifestyles
  • Economically secure whānau
  • Support whānau to be kaitiaki of living and natural environments

Te Taumutu Rūnanga has two whānau ora navigators, Corrina and Chantel who can tautoko you and your whānau to achieve your aspirations, no matter how big or small they may be.

Who are our Whānau Ora Navigators?

Corrina Ruki

Meet Corrina Ruki, our first Whānau Ora Navigator, who joined our small team at Te Taumutu Rūnanga.

Corrina started late September 2020, as a direct response to our rūnanga and hapū members post COVID-19 rāhui.

Corrina has an extensive background in whānau tautoko and has worked directly with whānau for the past 20 years. Her knowledge, expertise and relationships within our community are an asset to our rūnanga and whānau.

Out of work, you will find Corrina at the netball courts, being a dedicated Netball coach, umpire, and all around supporter for the Canterbury netball community. Corrina has an ever growing whānau, with two moko and another due very soon.

Scroll down to find out how Corrina can support you and your whānau achieve your aspirations.

Who are our Whānau Ora Navigators?

Chantel Harris

Meet Chantel one of our Whanau Ora Navigators, who joined our small team here at Te Taumutu Runanga in early October 2021.

Chantel has an extensive background working alongside whanau, rangatahi, tamariki, and pēpi for the past 15 years. She has strong connections within the wider community and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Rūnanga.

Chantel’s role is to support wahine who are serving a term of imprisonment and their whanau who whakapapa directly back to Te Taumutu Runanga and the wider Ngai Tahu iwi. Chantel works towards reducing barriers and risks to prevent wahine from reoffending, while focusing on aspirational outcomes that are driven by whanau.

Outside of work you find Chantel spending time with her rangatahi, paddle boarding, or in nature.

Read below to find out how Corrina and Chantel can support you and your whānau to achieve your aspirations.

What can a Navigator help with?

Is there a limit to your dreams?

Some of the things Corrina can help with are advocacy, removing barriers, making connections, and linking to services/people/places in the following areas:

  • Connections and relationships
  • Financial support and freedom
  • Navigation of court and justice systems
  • Safety
  • Health
  • Earthquake support
  • Education
  • Hinengaro
  • Strengthening my whānau
  • Wairua
  • Housing
  • Employment

How does it work?

If you are feeling at a cross-roads or need some guidance to navigate some decisions or actions within your whānau, get in contact with Corrina through the form below. She will then make a time to visit you to kōrero about your moemoeā. 

From your first engagement, Corrina will take the time to get to know you and work through your plans to make your dreams reality.

Corrina will be lead by you, your whānau and your aspirations. Her tautoko will be there as long as you need. It could be getting a drivers license, working out your plans for redeployment from job loss, or as big as purchasing a house. There are no limits to our whānau aspirations, and Corrina will be there to tautoko along the journey.

Your information and situation is completely confidential and will remain with Corrina.

Does this cost anything?

NO! We want to see our whānau thrive and living their best lives. There will never be a cost for our Navigator to tautoko you to achieve your aspirations.

In addition, Corrina has access to resources that can help remove barriers, advocate and enhance your timeline for making your dreams a reality.

To get in contact with Corrina, fill out out the form below. She will then arrange a time to get to know you and your whānau, to figure out a pathway and plan to achieve your dreams.

Whānau Ora Navigator

Referal Form for Whānau Ora Navigator

    Our whānau navigators only work with Te Taumutu Rūnanga whānau. If you are not Te Taumutu whānanu, you can contact Te Pūtahitanga for further support.