The Eastern Bay Iwi Provider Alliance is comprised of Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau Hauora, Te Tohu o te Ora o Ngāti Awa, Tūhoe Hauora and Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea. Working together to collaboratively oﬀer services throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
Our Alliance Services
How did the Alliance come about?
Historically, Iwi Providers generally operated in silos and competed for contracts. The Eastern Bay Iwi Provider Alliance was established in 2017, has evolved over time and trust has grown. Accordingly, the Alliance recognises greater strategic opportunities exist to work collaboratively with whānau and other government agencies to more effectively address both opportunities and challenges across the Eastern Bay.
What did we do to make it work?
We recognised each others strengths. Historically we have competed for services and tenders. As a collective we now collaborate and leverage each others strengths. We recognised we can deliver well beyond the capacity that we use to as individual providers. Also, by focusing first and foremost on whānau we were able to come together collectively because of this kaupapa.
Chris Majoribanks, CEO Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau, Enid Ratahi-Pryor, CEO Te Tohu o te Ora o Ngāti Awa, Louisa Erickson, Operational Manager Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea, Pania Hetet, CEO Tūhoe Hauora, Ian Linton, Health & Social Manager Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea
Eastern Bay Iwi Provider Alliance
Benefits for providers
- Taking an Eastern Bay wide focus
- Agreeing to pathways of access for programmes and services across districts and Iwi boundaries.
- Supports a seamless process for whānau at completion of the assessment.
- Uniqueness of Iwi representation in the Provider Alliance and established Iwi mandate.
- Representation as Tangata Whenua and understanding of the foundation of whakapapa and whanaungatanga.
- Established credibility in working with whānau.
- The provision of multiple services to many whānau across the Eastern Bay,
- Knowledge of our rohe and long-established relationships at hapū and Iwi level.
- Each member brings a Kaupapa Māori framework, underpinned by kaupapa Māori models of practice, delivered via deep knowledge of cultural practice.
- Recognised/proven experience including innovation and expertise in achieving outcomes with whānau and a willingness to share innovations and learnings across the Alliance
- Extensive long -term relationships with Government Ministries, NGOs and service providers across our communities
Benefits for whanau
- Build and strengthen the level of resilience within our whānau.
- Build the level of trust and confidence of whānau to engage.
- Improve the accessibility including range and level of services to our whānau.
- Provide seamless access to services and reduce complexity.
- Build a culture of collaboration not competition.
- Proactively engage in an open and transparent process with whānau to assist in the co-design of future services for whānau.