Northern News : November 24th 2010
6 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 NEWS 2955969AE Developing Tino Rangatiratanga by providing ordinary services in an extraordinary way 136a Commerce Street (Opposite Farmers and also based at WINZ Kaitaia) Phone: (09) 408 4844 or 0800 KOROWAI Fax: (09) 408 4842 PO Box 401 Kaitaia email: email@example.com www.hekorowaitrust.co.nz FAMILY VIOLENCE IT'S NOT OK I like walking in the rain cause no one knows I'm crying We are pleased to once again account to you this month on How we made a difference. over the past 12 months. The following statistical information is audited as part of our service accreditation retention, andtherefore considered credible. We have however purposely withheld considerable sensitive statistical information to avoid whanau identifcation or breach cultural trust as follows; 295 families asked us for help because they had either been refused help or assistance or fell outside government agency criteria. 566 children under the age of 16 benefted from our services because their parents had been refused help or assistance or fell outside government agency criteria. 87% were Maori. Each Whanau required on average 6.3 interventions across each primary life domain Health, Housing, Justice, Training & Employment including Economic development sector. A total of 4,783 interventions were provided. 54 Whanau asked us to take full control of their affairs because they could not cope. 183 Whanau told us they were in Crisis. A crisis is determined as something that cannot wait for an appointment due to health or safety issues. 86 families were single parent Whanau. 167 of the Whanau stated they were benefciaries. 49 People told us they wanted to hurt themselves. 38 People told us they wanted to hurt someone else. 68 Whanau completed Drug, Alcohol or Gambling counseling sessions. 17 Whanau facilitation hui were provided for long term prisoners coming home. 28 Restorative Justice Conferences were completed. 5 Employment disputes were successfully mediated, and the employees were able to return to work 9 Child custody access plans were completed & accepted. 235 Verifed & validated Budgets including cash-fows were completed and are successfully working. 146 Whanau retained their chattels or had them returned from repossession companies. 136 Power or Water disconnections were avoided. 65 Order for examination were completed & fled in the courts. 27 Trusts asked us for assistance with programming, Business Planning. 16 Charities received assistance to complete funding applications, mentoring, coaching. 127 Homes were rescued from Mortgagee Sale. 39 Whanau became home owners as a result of our Home Ownership Education Course. 8 Whanau had successful mediation outcomes with their Landlord. 54 applications to the Maori land Court were completed & Filed. 51 Whanau & 108 children were reconnected back to their Whanau of choice. 23 Whanau were reunited after being separated due to family violence. 16 Whanau had their Tamariki returned to their care. 9 Rates postponement applications were accepted. 1 complaint regarding dissatisfaction with service delivery was received. A meeting was convened and the matter was resolved the complainant being satisfed with the service explanation. The Service statistics over the past period continue to bear testimony to the way we have steadily worked towards our mission of Developing Tino Rangatiratanga or assisting whanau to achieve their maximum potential as they move from State dependence to Independence. Furthermore the Service statistics also point out the tenacity of our staff, their point of difference and to the entrepreneurial fair adopted by them to seek out the best outcomes for the whanau they serve searching for help as they continue to provide ordinary services in an extraordinary way Finally we have been offcially advised that we were unsuccessful with our Whanau Ora bid. We would like to publicly acknowledge our brother and sister organisations who were successful (nga tino mihi kia koutou katoa) and fnally of course the regional leadership group chaired by Jo Mane of Kaitaia for their mighty contribution Kia Ora. If you know of any young person witnessing family violence or IF YOU ARE HURTING THOSE WHO LOVE YOU THE MOST AND WANT HELP, PLEASE CALL US CONFIDENTIALLY NOW HOW WE MADE A DIFFERENCE: 14 Wookey Lane, Kumeu, Auckland • Ph 09 4127048 Contact Simon Sheehan 027 5714311 Email firstname.lastname@example.org • w w w.cll.net.nz • Piling • Slip Stabilisation • Retaining Walls • Foundations • Excavation • Rope Access • Ground Anchors • Landscaping • Drainage • Civil Structures • Wick Drains CLL is a well established construction company. We work in the residential, commercial, industrial and public infrastructure sectors, and are pleased to take on your projects large or small, working as the main contractor or as a subcontractor. We offer you our extensive knowledge and experience to achieve cost- effective and practical solutions to fit all ground works construction projects. Sun comes out for Strong finish: Maria Ackesson (1071) of Kaeo was the second fastest woman and the 15th fastest runner on Saturday. Predicted rain failed to dampen the 21st Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands Kerikeri Half Marathon on Saturday. Weather forecasters had predicted a wet weekend. But the 2046 runners and walkers who completed the 21km event set out from Okaihau in sunshine while drizzle fell just kilometres south. Richard Edmondson photographed some of the highlights of the day.
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