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Wai Warriors kick-off first K-Day at Lake Okareka

Wai Warriors kick-off first K-Day at Lake Okareka

Our Wai Warriors enjoyed a series of fun, team bonding activities at Lake Okareka during their first Kaitiakitanga Day (K-Day) on Sunday 25th  February. Before the day kicked-off, kaumātua, Paraone Pirika, spoke to our rangatahi about looking after...
First nation youth conference inspires

First nation youth conference inspires

Sharing culture and information from an indigenous perspective was part of a First Nation youth conference in Canada involving several Te Arawa Whānau Ora collective providers. The Na-Cho Nyak Dun (Big River People) annual youth conference was held...
Monthly screening evening proposed #SmearYourMea

Monthly screening evening proposed #SmearYourMea

Korowai Aroha have had a great response to the online cervical cancer screening kaupapa. The Smear Your Mea campaign has gone viral since high profile kapa haka performer Talei Morrison laid the challenge down last month. It was through kapa haka she...
Seeing transformation drives Paearahi

Seeing transformation drives Paearahi

Sarndra Mear doesn’t consider the people she helps as clients.  For the Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa (TPTOTA) Paearahi, it is a much closer relationship. Once we engage with them they become part of our whānau. This is part of aspirational thinking...
Normalising Maramataka Māori

Normalising Maramataka Māori

This infographic explains the moon phase known as Oturuturu, it’s influence on the environment and the relevance to a setting within Healthy Families Rotorua. This signals the start of the highest energy days of the month, which is great timing for...
Teen reaches goals through Whānau Ora plan

Teen reaches goals through Whānau Ora plan

A Rotorua teenager says the transformation in his life was from the help he received through his Whānau Ora plan. Zeb Irvine, 15, today speaks of the goals he wants to achieve and what career he is working towards – a complete turnaround from three...
Call for Papers: 2018 Special Issue: Mātauranga Māori shaping marine and freshwater futures

Call for Papers: 2018 Special Issue: Mātauranga Māori shaping marine and freshwater futures

New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research is calling for papers for a 2018 Special Issue entitled Mātauranga Māori shaping marine and freshwater futures. Māori have distinct cultural knowledge, values, and perspectives that establish their...
Karakia and pohutukawa planting to launch Te Arawa Wai Warriors

Karakia and pohutukawa planting to launch Te Arawa Wai Warriors

Local rangatahi will plant pohutukawa trees along the banks of Te Utuhina stream next week at the launch of the new Te Arawa Wai Warriors kaupapa. The ceremony is being held at Ohinemutu on Wednesday 31 January starting at 4.30pm and will be hosted by...
Finding support in the pursuit of Mātauranga

Finding support in the pursuit of Mātauranga

Find your kaupapa, find that which drives you and run with it! It was a proud day for Rawiri Biel’s whānau as they celebrated the completion of his Masters’ tohu. Passionate about his whakapapa, history and mātauranga related to his iwi, Tapuika,...
Inspiring whānau to believe in their dream

Inspiring whānau to believe in their dream

Ahakoa te nui o nga ngaru o te moana, ka pakaru e te ihu o te waka.  No matter how huge the waves of the ocean, they will be overcome and broken by the sharp prow of the waka. Being able to connect with whānau who may need extra support and understanding...