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New programme sees Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao and Korowai Aroha collaborate to support whānau

New programme sees Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao and Korowai Aroha collaborate to support whānau

A major priority of the Ministry of Health for the coming year is the well-being and protection of our tamariki.  As a result agreements with Lakes DHB have been reconfigured to respond to this new focus.  The new Pepi, Mokopuna, Tamaiti Health Service...
Using the water to foster greater cultural knowledge and deeper self-respect

Using the water to foster greater cultural knowledge and deeper self-respect

Maatua Whangai just recently completed a 5-month programme with a group of rangatahi which saw them introduced to traditional food gathering practices and tikanga Māori, while establishing solid foundations in water safety. At the end of the programme,...
Maatua Whangai caring for whānau in need

Maatua Whangai caring for whānau in need

Te Roopu a Iwi o Te Arawa Charitable Trust (Maatua Whangai) was founded in 1988 and mandated by eight Iwi to provide care and protection services for whānau in the Te Arawa Region. The kaupapa of Maatua Whangai is to encourage and support self-determination...
How “small changes can make a world of difference”

How “small changes can make a world of difference”

Developing a whānau plan can initially feel like a daunting task, the idea of putting dreams to paper however, had the opposite effect for the Noa, Bowsher and Bider whānau. Developing their whānau plan helped them “become more accountable because...