Whanau Ora Journeys

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. ...
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...
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...
Finding support in the pursuit of Mātauranga

Finding support in the pursuit of Mātauranga

Find your kaupapa, find that which drives you and run with it! It was a proud day for Rawiri Biel’s whānau as they celebrated the completion of his Masters’ tohu. Passionate about his whakapapa, history and mātauranga related to his iwi, Tapuika,...
Farming career opens for teen

Farming career opens for teen

A Mangakino teen is loving his new career pathway thanks to the help of a Te Arawa Whānau Ora Paearahi. Tyron Pedrochi works full time at Wairarapa Moana Farm after starting a Whānau Ora plan with Paearahi Leanne Karauna. “I help with the milking,...
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...
Koro finds home and whanau

Koro finds home and whanau

Keeping warm in the sun outside Te Runanga o Ngati Pikiao has led to a rough sleeper finding a home and most importing reconnecting with his whanau. Paearahi Shona Charteris said she noticed ‘Koro’ outside their office window and asked if they could...
Self-directed learning empowers Te Arawa Whānau Ora Paearahi

Self-directed learning empowers Te Arawa Whānau Ora Paearahi

He Whakatauākī Ko te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere. Engari, ko te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga, nōna te ao. The one who partakes of the flora and fauna, that will be their domain. But for the one who engages in education, opportunities...
Reflecting on the year that was…

Reflecting on the year that was…

With the coming of the summer holidays and soon, the New Year, we want to reflect over the last 12 months. To those who generously allowed us to share their stories, ka mihi nui ki a koe, thank your for these taonga! Over the year we have seen whānau...
Small tokens of hope…

Small tokens of hope…

Understanding that we have the ability to change our circumstances is empowering, but the road to that understanding sometimes requires expert guidance and support. For Amanda and her three young children, that journey began after she found the power...