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.
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.
This service provides Māmā, Pēpi and Whānau with breastfeeding support from pregnancy to weaning – and everything in between. Our Community Breastfeeding Specialist and Kaiāwhina will help you with solutions that work for you, whether you have a problem with breastfeeding or just need some awhi and tautoko.
Earlier this year the Government, through the Ministry of Social Development, sought to work in partnership with communities and organisations to look at new and innovative ways to support whānau and strengthen protective factors through a new investment: Whānau Resilience.
The Eastern Bay Iwi Provider Alliance utilised well established networks with whānau, hapu, iwi and agencies such as the NZ Police Family Harm Team to successfully secure the Whānau Resilience contract for the Eastern Bay of Plenty, with Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau Hauora as the Lead.
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