Whanau Ora

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. ...
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...
Paearahi Profile: Supporting whānau to achieve their goals

Paearahi Profile: Supporting whānau to achieve their goals

Te Arawa Whānau Ora Paearahi, Pirihira Whata says her role in helping whānau has been a constant in her life. “I’ve always helped my whānau and friends get things done, so being a Paearahi was just broadening the scope of people that I was working...
Māori men standing strong with Tāne Takitu Ake

Māori men standing strong with Tāne Takitu Ake

Congratulations to to the 19th cohort who recently graduated from Tāne Takitu Ake run by Korowai Aroha. The focus of the programme is Māori men helping Māori men with high health and social needs to realise their full potential. It connects through...
Te Arawa Awards open

Te Arawa Awards open

Nominations are open for the annual awards which recognises and celebrates our iwi. The Te Arawa Awards organised by Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa. Now in its 24th year, these awards acknowledge achievement in sport, the arts, academic achievement and culture....
Paearahi Profile: Advocating for Whānau

Paearahi Profile: Advocating for Whānau

“Each day I consider it an honour to be in this position and support  and be an advocate for our whānau”, explains Leanne Karauna (Kahungunu ki Wairarapa, Rangitane Ngati Tahu).  Born and raised in Mangakino, Leanne Karauna says being a Paearahi...
Rangatahi to represent communities in basketball

Rangatahi to represent communities in basketball

A rangatahi 3×3 basketball tournament is open for registrations and is led by youth, for youth. Facilitated by Antony Williams of Tuara ki Rise, a youth service under Te Waiariki Purea Trust, the tournament will be held at Toi Ohomai Recreation Centre...
First nation youth conference inspires

First nation youth conference inspires

Sharing culture and information from an indigenous perspective was part of a First Nation youth conference in Canada involving several Te Arawa Whānau Ora collective providers. The Na-Cho Nyak Dun (Big River People) annual youth conference was held...
Monthly screening evening proposed #SmearYourMea

Monthly screening evening proposed #SmearYourMea

Korowai Aroha have had a great response to the online cervical cancer screening kaupapa. The Smear Your Mea campaign has gone viral since high profile kapa haka performer Talei Morrison laid the challenge down last month. It was through kapa haka she...
Seeing transformation drives Paearahi

Seeing transformation drives Paearahi

Sarndra Mear doesn’t consider the people she helps as clients.  For the Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa (TPTOTA) Paearahi, it is a much closer relationship. Once we engage with them they become part of our whānau. This is part of aspirational thinking...