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Rotorua men skill up in the kitchen

Rotorua men skill up in the kitchen

(NZ Heart Foundation) Tane Takitu Ake is an innovative programme designed to help Maori men improve all aspects of their health. This fantastic Rotorua initiative is run by Korowai Aroha Health and funded by the Ministry of Health. It was identified early...
Celebrating an Innovative Whānau Ora Reporting and Evaluation tool

Celebrating an Innovative Whānau Ora Reporting and Evaluation tool

In 2010, WERA Aotearoa Charitable Trust (WACT) partnered with FIXE Solutions to look into developing a Whānau Ora evaluation and reporting tool that could meet the evolving needs of those working in the area of Whānau Ora. “Having worked in the...
Owhata Marae Team takes on the ultimate challenge, going Auahi Kore!

Owhata Marae Team takes on the ultimate challenge, going Auahi Kore!

A group of 10 incredible people have battled through to win $6000 in the regional Wero Challenge. The group from Owhata Marae was able to pull through and remain smoke free for three months, an incredible feat for anyone trying to quit smoking.  The...
Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services share their journey on Te Karere

Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services share their journey on Te Karere

Bubsie MacFarlane, founder of Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services recently spoke with Te Karere to share what her organisation does and how she and their dedicated volunteers want to help whānau. “We find out what the family need, where they need...
Whānau Survey Results: How well do Paearahi support Whānau?

Whānau Survey Results: How well do Paearahi support Whānau?

The role of the Whānau Ora Paearahi, Te Arawa based trained support navigators, is to provide guidance and direction to whānau as they work through their goals, discuss key challenges and work towards achieving dreams they never thought possible. Understanding...
Health Clinic leaps forward

Health Clinic leaps forward

(Rotorua Daily Post) A Maori health provider has obtained one of the highest health standards for a general practice. Korowai Aroha Health Clinic in Rotorua have obtained Cornerstone Accreditation by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners....
Korowai Aroha celebrates 21 years of supporting whānau

Korowai Aroha celebrates 21 years of supporting whānau

Korowai Aroha Health Centre is beginning to gather old photos from when the centre first opened.  They have just been filming interviews with two of their original nurses.  Looking back over the years has been incredible, remembering those who have...
Te Arawa Toiora takes on the Tongariro Crossing

Te Arawa Toiora takes on the Tongariro Crossing

An incredible journey to Tongariro was undertaken by 18 committed Te Arawa Toiora participants bringing their amazing year-long journey to a close. The group travelled to the Tongariro Alpine Crossing on the 22nd of November for a two-day journey that...
Strengthening connections within Te Arawa Whānau Ora

Strengthening connections within Te Arawa Whānau Ora

The six providers which make up the Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective came together for a day of whakawhanaungatanga and relationship building. Together they continued to gain greater insights and deeper understandings of their place in Whānau Ora within...
Educational Milestone for Te Arawa Whānau Ora Project Manager

Educational Milestone for Te Arawa Whānau Ora Project Manager

Ngaroma Grant, Project Manager of Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective recently graduated with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Tainui Endowed College, Hopuhopu.  This degree programme was jointly delivered by University of Waikato and...