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Hui-a-Waka comes to Rotorua in November

Hui-a-Waka comes to Rotorua in November

November (16th) this year will see the Te Arawa Waka Taua Trust initiate the first Hui-a-Waka. This inaugural Hui-a-Waka will invite iwi and waka enthusiasts from around Aotearoa to test their skills on and off the water. Do you want to be involved?????...
Iwi gathers to celebrate Pikiao Ahurei 2013

Iwi gathers to celebrate Pikiao Ahurei 2013

Whānau bonds were strengthened and hapū relationships rekindled as thousands converged onto the grounds of Opatia, Taheke to once again celebrate being descendants of Ngāti Pikiao. The Pikiao Ahurei brought together seven hapū-based kapa haka rōpu,...
Cross-Agency support looks at how to better support whānau in need

Cross-Agency support looks at how to better support whānau in need

A group of 25 community leaders representing government agencies, iwi organisations and non-profits met today to discuss an important new collaboration between three locally lead initiatives. These initiatives have a shared focus on better outcomes for...
Te Papa Tākaro celebrate 20 years at Te Arawa Awards 2013

Te Papa Tākaro celebrate 20 years at Te Arawa Awards 2013

There is excitement in the air as nominations have now closed and final preparations are taking place for Te Papa Tākaro o Te Arawa’s annual Te Arawa Awards which are being held Friday 27 September. In addition this year will see Te Papa Tākaro...
Korowai Aroha Asthma support helps whānau breath easy

Korowai Aroha Asthma support helps whānau breath easy

With the recent news that Rotorua’s asthma hospitalisation rates are among the country’s highest it’s important to be aware of the key services around asthma support and management available to whanau and in particular tamariki. Korowai...
Te Arawa Rangatahi Tertiary Day

Te Arawa Rangatahi Tertiary Day

Attention: if you have sons, daughters, nieces, nephews or mokopuna who would like to attend, Te Arawa Tangata will have buses leaving from town regularly (with return trips) check their FB page for details. 13-24 year olds in attendance will also have...
World begins to take notice of Whānau Ora

World begins to take notice of Whānau Ora

The impact that Whānau Ora has begun to make waves across the globe. Most recently, a Swedish member of parliament says the Whānau Ora concept of family involvement in health care could be of benefit in his own home country. According to a Radio New...
Bully Free Bro invited to Steamers Training Day

Bully Free Bro invited to Steamers Training Day

Waiariki Purea’s Bully Free Bro initiative is gaining momentum. BFB was invited by Sport BOP as one of the 6 teams, giving 20 minute presentations to groups over the day at the Bay Steamers Open Training Day at the Rotorua’s International...
Registrations open for council’s FREE ‘Driver Directions’ course

Registrations open for council’s FREE ‘Driver Directions’ course

Learning to drive is a risky business. In fact road crashes are one of the leading causes of death and serious injury for young people. Driver Directions is a practical driving daylong event to help young drivers develop their skills in a safe off road...
Whānau Advisory Member, Kingi Biddle takes Silver

Whānau Advisory Member, Kingi Biddle takes Silver

Kingi Biddle can now safely be considered among the world’s top speakers after taking silver at the final of the Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking competition in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. In June of this year Kingi became the New Zealand...