It was blessed by Huata Holmes in August 1997, and he named it “Kai Marie” – Peacemaker.
In the event of the programme ever closing, Paul has requested that Claire Aitken, Programme Director, is to take ownership of the Patu.
Passed by a resolution of the Board of Trustees, September 1997.
"This evaluation focuses on the sixth wave of commissioning involving twenty seven whanau lead initiatives contracted in July 2017. The data for this evaluation was collected between April and May 2018, ten months into the contracting period. The purpose of this evaluation is to understand how the commissioned Wave Six initiatives are contributing to achieving the goals of Whanau Ora, and the impact this has for whanau."
This outcomes evaluation aimed to explore the experiences of the clients of the After Care service managed by Moana House in Dunedin. Three research questions were addressed: 1) Has the service been effective for tangata whai ora? 2) What outcomes has the service produced? 3) How might the service be improved?
In 2016 Jacob Ashdown submitted the following thesis for a Master of Science at the University of Otago, Dunedin New Zealand. The aim of this study was to enhace our understanding of the lived experiences of Maori men who were participating in the Moana House residential therapeutic community rehabilitation programme. Click on the link below to read the full Thesis.
This was the first comprehensive outcome-focussed evaluation of the Moana House programme. It is also the first independent outcome evaluation of any of the therapeutic communities operating in the addiction treatment sector or within the criminal justice context in new Zealand.