Waka Hourua Community Initiative: Innov8 Group Limited

by Rachel McClintock & Kahu McClintock


Innov8 Group Limited (Innov8) currently provides counselling, education sessions, and first response services for high needs or high risk Māori and Pasifika living in Flaxmere, Hawkes Bay. Innov8 operate a hub style structure that enlists the skills and expertise of independent consultants who meet requirements of specific projects or contracts.

Despite the many services and programmes that have been implemented in Flaxmere, the rate of suicide and self-harm continues to increase. In the year prior to Innov8’s Waka Hourua initiative alone, there were 12 suicides in Hawkes Bay, seven of which were people aged 15 to 24 years, including four Māori from Flaxmere. Innov8 believes the causal factors were complex and varied, and every suicide requires careful analysis and research to gain more understanding.

Publication Details

ISBN978-1-98-850119-2 (Electronic), 978-1-98-850120-8 (Print)
CITATIONMcClintock, R. & McClintock,K. (2016). Waka Hourua Community Initiative: Innov8 Group Limited. Wellington, New Zealand: Te Kīwai Rangahau, Te Rau Matatini.