Early years innovation

Tamariki Wellbeing was established as part of The Southern Initiative (an innovation unit within Auckland Council) and looked for new ways to support and improve the outcomes of whānau and their tamariki, especially in the first 1,000 days of a baby’s life. The initiative took a strengths-based approach, working with communities experiencing significant challenges, to help break cycles of generational inequity.

Tamariki Wellbeing Manager Aimee Hadrup described the NEXT investment as catalytic, ‘There was flexibility and trust. We drew on neuroscience, whānau lived experience and matauranga Māori.’


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