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ROW Webinar: Developing and measuring a wellbeing framework



Trust Tairāwhiti is a regional development funder on the East Coast of New Zealand. Over the past few years, the team has designed and developed a wellbeing framework and wellbeing impact assessment tool to support their Board and staff to make measurable wellbeing investment decisions into the communities of Tairāwhiti, Gisborne. The framework, He Tohu Ora, was launched in late 2020 and work continues to refine the measures and determine: how do we track wellbeing across a diverse community group and how do we best measure success over a long period of time?

Join us in this session to hear Trust Tairāwhiti He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora Lead Erina Hurihanganui discuss the Trust’s journey to this point. It reveals the complexities of such a framework not only in its development but how it now starts to translate into the operations of the Trust which focuses on community and economic wellbeing.


Our guest:

Our guest is Erina Hurihanganui. Lead – He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora Wellbeing Framework.

Erina is leading out a Tairāwhiti community wellbeing project for Trust Tairāwhiti based in Gisborne. Erina is passionate about, and has a strong community development and community led development background working in the public service for several years as a community advisor. She has whakapapa to Te Tairāwhiti and worked in support of the not for profit sector, community and marae since moving back to Gisborne in 2014 before joining Trust Tairāwhiti at the end of 2018. Prior to working in the community development field, Erina is qualified and has experience in broadcast communications, more specifically television and film production. Her interest in public policy, communications and community development has also sparked her desire to eventually return to post-graduate study looking at policies that target Maori science, innovation and development.

Erina is a ROW Network member. Trust Tairāwhiti is a ROW client, with ROW providing strategic research and advice to support the organisation to develop an internal values-based wellbeing framework and employee experience plan.


The agenda

1. Guest interview: We’ll start this session with the guest interview, facilitated by Sarah McGuinness.

2. Group discussion: After the interview, then we’ll open the ‘floor’ for discussion, and we welcome any questions you have about the interview topic.

3. News: We’ll invite you to share any news or wins, or ask workplace wellbeing questions of the group. Sarah will also share updates from the world of workplace wellbeing.



The event is open to members of ROW Network and ROW Gold only.

BYO lunch. It’s all very informal.

FYI – The discussion section will be recorded to turn into a podcast. The Q & A or subsequent discussions will be not be included in the podcast (and please let us know if you have any concerns).

Instructions on how to join the meeting via Zoom will be provided upon registration.



Look forward to seeing you then!


12 May 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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(Zoom details provided on registration)
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