Whanau Ora

Te Arawa celebrates

Te Arawa celebrates

It was a celebration of iwi achievement at the annual Te Arawa Awards.  Organised by Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa, more than 300 people attended the gala event held at Te Puia. The awards showcased Te Arawa talent and acknowledged excellence in sport, cultural...
Helping whānau achieve their moemoea

Helping whānau achieve their moemoea

Lead Paearahi for Te Arawa Whānau Ora says it’s the “small stuff” she gets a buzz from while working with whānau. Hinehou Stoneham (Whakatohea, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungungu) started working with Whānau Ora in 2012 at Wera...
Youth rising up with new website

Youth rising up with new website

  A youth driven website encouraging the community and young people to ‘Rise Up’ has been launched. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao have been working alongside 2morrows Rangatira to develop their ‘Rise Up’ movement. A digital hub that provides encouragement,...
Empowering families a welcome change

Empowering families a welcome change

It’s been a bit of switch from working with youth to whānau but it’s a change Korowai Aroha Paearahi, Lorraine Hall is enjoying. With just over a month in the new role, she has previously worked for Te Maioha o Parekarangi Youth Justice Residence,...
Wai Warriors: Guardians of Waiariki

Wai Warriors: Guardians of Waiariki

Healthy Families Rotorua and Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective Impact Team are collaborating on the ‘Wai Warriors’ initiative which focuses on co-designing activities with rangatahi (13 – 15 years). The intention of Wai Warriors is to support...
Trust celebrates 30th birthday celebrations

Trust celebrates 30th birthday celebrations

Since it started 30 years ago, thousands of young people have been supported by Te Waiariki Purea Trust’s work The organisation recently celebrated its birthday where it’s original focus was to get rangatahi into outdoor recreation and education....
Helping build stronger whānau

Helping build stronger whānau

As part of their Youth Service contract through Ministry of Social Development, all clients are required to complete a budgeting course and those with children must also complete a parenting course. Until recently these were being delivered by contractors....

Nurses make a difference at Korowai Aroha Health Centre

Nurses across the region are broadening their roles in clinical care – and Korowai Aroha Health Centre is a shining example of how this is helping patients. Korowai Aroha Health Centre is a kaupapa Māori service, and this shapes many aspects of the...
International ties strengthened at festivals

International ties strengthened at festivals

A contingent of kaihoe, artists, carvers and performers representing Te Arawa have returned from an international indigenous festival and games. Chief executive of Te Papa Tākaro o Te Arawa, Paora Te Hurihanganui led the group who took part in the Adaka...
Programme to help empower parents

Programme to help empower parents

Empowering parents and developing positive family relationships is the aim of the Incredible Years parenting programme hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao. The free 14-week programme is now open for enrolments to start in August. It is particularly...