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He Oranga Poutama Programme Investment 2023-2024

Early Notification

The literal meaning of He Oranga Poutama is ‘stairway to wellbeing’ programme, promotes the development and implementation of traditional active recreation and sport in a way that is culturally appropriate to Māori. There are currently 12 He Oranga Poutama providers delivering the programme throughout Aotearoa. 

Our focus 

Investment into He Oranga Poutama is strongly centred on Māori cultural distinctiveness and supports community leadership and participation ‘as Māori’ in traditional active recreation and sport at a community level. 

The meaning of ‘as Māori’ in the He Oranga Poutama context is contained in the framework of Te Whetū Rehua. 

Early Notification - He Oranga Poutama Programme Investment 2023-2024 

This early notification advises Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa is expanding He Oranga Poutama into the Manawatū and will open a tender process in February 2023 for suitable providers to deliver the programme in this region.  

We invite potential applicants to learn more about the expansion of He Oranga Poutama into the Manawatū by taking part in an information webinar to be held in early February 2023. This webinar will be an opportunity for the relevant organisations, people and groups to find out more about He Oranga Poutama, how it works, our Te Whetū Rehua framework and He Oranga Poutama outcomes 

The boundaries to deliver the programme include south of Rangitīkei river to Ōtaki in the southwest and Ōwahanga river in the northeast. The boundaries provided are a general guideline to the focus areas.  

Applicants will be asked to show how they will work across these focus areas to achieve the highest likelihood of success.  

The successful applicants will be required to deliver on the He Oranga Poutama outcomes, using the Te Whetū Rehua framework to determine the activities delivered.  

If you’re interested to learn more and register for the information webinar in early February 2023 please email heorangapoutama@sportnz.org.nz. 

What is He Oranga Poutama? 

The literal meaning of He Oranga Poutama is ‘stairway to wellbeing’ programme, promotes the development and implementation of traditional active recreation and sport in a way that is culturally appropriate to Māori. There are currently 12 He Oranga Poutama providers delivering the programme throughout Aotearoa. 

Investment into He Oranga Poutama is strongly centred on Māori cultural distinctiveness and supports community leadership and participation ‘as Māori’ in traditional active recreation and sport at a community level. 

What does ‘as Māori’ mean in this context? 

The meaning of ‘as Māori’ in the He Oranga Poutama context is guided by the Te Whetū Rehua framework that helps determine the appropriateness of activities to be delivered and the reporting requirements of the investment to Sport NZ Ihi Aotearoa.  

Understanding Te Whetū Rehua is critical to understanding He Oranga Poutama. 

Which regions are being targeted for He Oranga Poutama investment expansion? 

Manawatū (south of Rangitīkei river to Ōtaki in the south-west and Ōwahanga river in the north-east. 

The boundaries provided are a general guideline to the focus areas. Providers will be asked to show how they will work across these areas to achieve the highest likelihood of success.  

When does the application open for He Oranga Poutama Tender Process? 

The intended timeline is as follows: 

  • December 2022 Early notification 
  • Early February 2023 Information webinar 
  • Late February 2023 Applications open 

What is the investment period for He Oranga Poutama? 

The initial investment period is to June 2024. 

Find out more 

We will invite potential applicants to the information webinar to be held in early February 2023. These webinars will be an opportunity for organisations and groups to find out more about He Oranga Poutama, the Te Whetū Rehua framework and He Oranga Poutama Outcomes.  

Please indicate your attendance by emailing heorangapoutama@sportnz.org.nz. 

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