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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...
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....
Normalising Maramataka Māori

Normalising Maramataka Māori

This infographic explains the moon phase known as Huna, it’s influence on the environment and the relevance to a setting within Healthy Families Rotorua. Huna is known as a bad day, he rā kino. Huna means to hide which as the name implies, everything...
Building a community of practice

Building a community of practice

Healthy Families Rotorua will hold a Maramataka wananga in Rotorua in May to bring together practitioners and champions of Maramataka. There will also be a follow up wananga at a later date. The aim of the wananga is to increase the application and practice...
High schools connecting with Ki o Rahi

High schools connecting with Ki o Rahi

Rangatahi will be reconnecting with their culture and having fun with a weekly Ki o Rahi module organised by Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa. This year, the Te Arawa Ki o Rahi Challenge will involve local high schools so they can develop their skill and knowledge...
Geyser Community Foundation Personal Development Award opening in July

Geyser Community Foundation Personal Development Award opening in July

Applications are invited from any young person for whom a personal development opportunity (such as participating on the Spirit of Adventure or attending Outward Bound) would make a significance difference to their lives and help them reach their full...
Geyser Community Foundation Excellence Awards opening in July

Geyser Community Foundation Excellence Awards opening in July

The aims of the Geyser Community Foundation Development Awards are to acknowledge talented young people in the Rotorua and Taupo districts, and provide them with the opportunity to further their education, develop their potential and build leadership...
Mums

Mums

In the course of my work as Paearahi for Te Arawa Whānau Ora, I often meet women who talk about the profound sadness they live with when losing their Mum to breast cancer. Twice this week I have had conversations with women I have rung to tell them their...
2017 Māori Education Trust scholarships now open

2017 Māori Education Trust scholarships now open

The 2017 Māori Education Trust (MET) scholarship round is now open. Website: www.maorieducation.org.nz Secondary Scholarships RJ Graham Scholarship Rose Hellaby Scholarship Sister Annie Henry Scholarship (open to secondary & tertiary students) Tī...
Engineering Cadetship now on offer

Engineering Cadetship now on offer

This exciting opportunity is a collaborative partnership with the Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust Board and Rotorua Lakes Council. It is a fantastic chance to kick-start your career or change your career direction by studying towards a New Zealand...