Whanau Ora Journeys

Strengthening Whānau Well-Being through Tikanga & Kawa Wānanga

Strengthening Whānau Well-Being through Tikanga & Kawa Wānanga

“Ano te ahureka o te noho tahi a teina me te tuakana.” Building and Strengthening relationships between young and old.  Building a solid foundation on which hapū tikanga and kawa could be shared and passed on was the primary goal of the...
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...
Chatham Islands whānau continue to transform their lives with the help of Te Arawa Whānau Ora

Chatham Islands whānau continue to transform their lives with the help of Te Arawa Whānau Ora

Wharekauri (Chatham Islands) located roughly 680 kilometres southeast of New Zealand, consists of about ten islands within a 40-kilometre radius, the largest of which are Chatham Island and Pitt Island. This close-knit community of just over 600 people...
Whānau Ora journey helps rebuild family connections

Whānau Ora journey helps rebuild family connections

Feeling disconnected from whānau, whenua and the values and beliefs of past generations was part of what compelled one whānau to begin their Whānau Ora journey. The whānau wanted to feel connected to each other as they once had been as children....
Creating Positive Change from Within

Creating Positive Change from Within

For the Rodgers whānau, dealing with the past was one of the most important steps their whānau had to take to help build towards a positive future. But it wasn’t easy. While the whānau knew they wanted to create positive change working out how...