Whanau Ora

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...
A passion to help

A passion to help

Mangakino Whānau Ora has some new faces who are dedicated to seeing their community living healthier lives by having access to dryer, warmer homes. “I thought this would be a good opportunity to succession plan people into learning about how paearahi...
Sequel for child obesity symposium

Sequel for child obesity symposium

Experts in child obesity will return to Rotorua following successful symposium hosted by Te Papa Tākaro o Te Arawa. An event later this month will see leading New Zealand experts, Dr Ihirangi Heke and Dr Boyd Swinburn return to the Bay of Plenty to provide...
Home re-fit lifts health and wairua

Home re-fit lifts health and wairua

Connie Dick insists she has no need for her walking frame since moving back into her refitted Mangakino home. The 77-year-old had a tumour and suffered a stroke among other health issues and regularly needed to be seen by the GP at Mangakino Health Services....
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao is on the move

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao is on the move

The offices of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao will be located next month. Pikiao Rūnanga will no longer be based in Fenton St and on Monday, July 3 will open their doors at the new premises of 1209 Amohia St. Just down from the Rotorua Electorate Office....
Big win for Te Arawa

Big win for Te Arawa

The New Zealand U20 men’s netball team were triumphant in their recent trans-Tasman tournament to the delight of their biggest supporters – Te Arawa Whanau Ora Paearahi. The team consisted of 11 men, nine who were from Te Arawa and were sons,...
Sharing knowledge and building partnerships with obesity experts

Sharing knowledge and building partnerships with obesity experts

A contingent of leading international professors in the field of obesity will be hosted by Te Papa Tākaro o Te Arawa to strengthen partnerships and share research in indigenous health. The group hailing from the top universities and hospitals in the...