Event Te pā harakeke: Nurturing care in the first 1000 days
Date 18 November 2022
Time 10:00am to 11.30am New Zealand
Language English

Te Whatu Ora/Health New Zealand, Te Wai Pounamu Child Health Alliance

Pēpi (babies/young children) experience the world through the relationship they have within their whānau (extended families), and these early experiences set them up for how they interpret the world as they grow older. It is imperative, therefore, that both pēpi and whānau are supported during this crucial period so that pēpi and communities can truly thrive. Kaupapa Māori informed practices understood through mātauranga Māori (Māori ways of knowing, being and doing) recognise pēpi and tamariki as taonga. Adopting this world view to inform and underpin service design and delivery for infant mental health ensures whānau and community are partners in the design, development and delivery of services.

The Aotearoa/New Zealand framework "Te Pā Harakeke: Nurturing care in the first 1000 days" outlines fundamental principles and recommendations to improve service delivery for vulnerable pēpi in the first 1000 days. People from across the health, social and community sector who work with pēpi and their whānau were invited to join Te Wai Pounamu Child Health Alliance for this webinar, which:
• Described the current situation from the voice of the pēpi
• Provided an overview of the evidence for nurturing care in the First 1000 Days
• Discussed key recommendations to improve pēpi and whanau outcomes.


Ngapuhi, Ngai Tahu, Ngati Whakaue
Kaiawhina, Mama & Pepi
Te Tai O Marokura
Health & Social Services , Kaikoura

General Paediatrician
Te Whatu Ora Health NZ Nelson