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Helping build stronger whānau

Helping build stronger whānau

As part of their Youth Service contract through Ministry of Social Development, all clients are required to complete a budgeting course and those with children must also complete a parenting course. Until recently these were being delivered by contractors....

Nurses make a difference at Korowai Aroha Health Centre

Nurses across the region are broadening their roles in clinical care – and Korowai Aroha Health Centre is a shining example of how this is helping patients. Korowai Aroha Health Centre is a kaupapa Māori service, and this shapes many aspects of the...
Korowai Aroha: A GP’s perspective

Korowai Aroha: A GP’s perspective

Korowai Aroha GP Mike Tustin says the centre has worked hard to involve nurses in clinical roles that fit in with Rotorua Area Primary Health Services (RAPHS’) quality plan. Mike is in a good position to shed light on this, having previously held a...
Fruit Growing for Whānau

Fruit Growing for Whānau

A free fruit tree pruning session was held for whānau following the success of the My Backyard Garden Project. The afternoon workshop was held at Te Puea Orchard, Tikitere [August 26] where owner Carl Dibley demonstrated how to tend and care for fruit...
Celebration of iwi success

Celebration of iwi success

Nominations have flooded in for the Te Arawa Awards which recognises iwi success and achievement. Hosted by Te Papatakaro o Te Arawa on Friday, September 29, the gala event will be held again at Te Puia. The awards showcases Te Arawa talent and acknowledged...
Rangatahi exhibit their creativity

Rangatahi exhibit their creativity

A group of youth from an alternative education centre in Rotorua are sharing their personal stories through art in the latest exhibition in the Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria. Tēnei Au showcases 20 painted works by students who attend Kokiri, an alternative...
Koro settles in with whanau

Koro settles in with whanau

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao earlier this year assisted a rough sleeper in reconnecting with his whānau and finding a home to call his own. Paearahi Shona Charteris helped 65-year-old ‘Koro’ in May who had no identification, no address and no bank...
International ties strengthened at festivals

International ties strengthened at festivals

A contingent of kaihoe, artists, carvers and performers representing Te Arawa have returned from an international indigenous festival and games. Chief executive of Te Papa Tākaro o Te Arawa, Paora Te Hurihanganui led the group who took part in the Adaka...
Drive to open education doorway

Drive to open education doorway

Rangatahi will be gaining an insight into new and exciting careers with an education drive through Te Waiariki Purea Trust. Youth Service team leader, Leanne Poutu-Graham says their most recent drive will give young people an opportunity to engage in...
Programme to help empower parents

Programme to help empower parents

Empowering parents and developing positive family relationships is the aim of the Incredible Years parenting programme hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao. The free 14-week programme is now open for enrolments to start in August. It is particularly...