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Rangatahi thriving in his farming career

Rangatahi thriving in his farming career

A Mangakino teen is thriving in his farming career and his boss says on the path he’s on, he could be in management one day. Tyron Pedrochi is employed by Wairarapa Moana Farm, following a Whānau Ora plan with Paearahi, Leanne Karauna last year. ...
Sisterhood supporting young mums

Sisterhood supporting young mums

A new programme is providing a fun, safe and supportive environment for young and expectant mothers. Sisterhood is a coffee group that meet each week.  The gathering is run by Youth Services – Te Waiariki Purea Trust, and is aimed at young mamas...
Paearahi Profile: Supporting whānau to achieve their goals

Paearahi Profile: Supporting whānau to achieve their goals

Te Arawa Whānau Ora Paearahi, Pirihira Whata says her role in helping whānau has been a constant in her life. “I’ve always helped my whānau and friends get things done, so being a Paearahi was just broadening the scope of people that I was working...
Māori men standing strong with Tāne Takitu Ake

Māori men standing strong with Tāne Takitu Ake

Congratulations to to the 19th cohort who recently graduated from Tāne Takitu Ake run by Korowai Aroha. The focus of the programme is Māori men helping Māori men with high health and social needs to realise their full potential. It connects through...
Te Arawa Awards open

Te Arawa Awards open

Nominations are open for the annual awards which recognises and celebrates our iwi. The Te Arawa Awards organised by Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa. Now in its 24th year, these awards acknowledge achievement in sport, the arts, academic achievement and culture....
Reunited with his love of carving

Reunited with his love of carving

Carver, Ray Ngamotu hadn’t picked up a chisel in 20 years until he found help and support through Whānau Ora. “I happened to be on this health and wellbeing course with Korowai Aroha. They were asking individual people, what do you want to do in...
Paearahi Profile: Advocating for Whānau

Paearahi Profile: Advocating for Whānau

“Each day I consider it an honour to be in this position and support  and be an advocate for our whānau”, explains Leanne Karauna (Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitane Ngati Tahu).  Born and raised in Mangakino, Leanne Karauna says being a Paearahi...
Whānau find wraparound support with Te Arawa Whānau Ora

Whānau find wraparound support with Te Arawa Whānau Ora

Danielle Karauna credits the encouragement of Whānau Ora for being able to unite her family and help her achieve her goals in life. “I was chatting to Mangakino Paearahi, Leanne [Karauna, not directly related] one day and she gave me a run down on...
Waka Ama bringing people together

Waka Ama bringing people together

It was another successful year of waka ama with nearly 1800 students taking part in the Te Wananga o Aotearoa Waka Ama National Secondary School Championships. Held in March at Lake Tikitapu, the event showcased some of the country’s best young paddlers....
Rangatahi to represent communities in basketball

Rangatahi to represent communities in basketball

A rangatahi 3×3 basketball tournament is open for registrations and is led by youth, for youth. Facilitated by Antony Williams of Tuara ki Rise, a youth service under Te Waiariki Purea Trust, the tournament will be held at Toi Ohomai Recreation Centre...