Te Arawa Whānau 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...
Teen reaches goals through Whānau Ora plan

Teen reaches goals through Whānau Ora plan

A Rotorua teenager says the transformation in his life was from the help he received through his Whānau Ora plan. Zeb Irvine, 15, today speaks of the goals he wants to achieve and what career he is working towards – a complete turnaround from three...
Karakia and pohutukawa planting to launch Te Arawa Wai Warriors

Karakia and pohutukawa planting to launch Te Arawa Wai Warriors

Local rangatahi will plant pohutukawa trees along the banks of Te Utuhina stream next week at the launch of the new Te Arawa Wai Warriors kaupapa. The ceremony is being held at Ohinemutu on Wednesday 31 January starting at 4.30pm and will be hosted by...
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....
Te Arawa Whānau Ora Breast and Cervical Screening Support Services

Te Arawa Whānau Ora Breast and Cervical Screening Support Services

TAWO have appointed June Grant as Screening Paearahi (facilitator) to continue supporting women through the screening pathways for breast and cervical screening services. June’s role will entail recruiting and inviting women to attend appointments...
Small tokens of hope…

Small tokens of hope…

Understanding that we have the ability to change our circumstances is empowering, but the road to that understanding sometimes requires expert guidance and support. For Amanda and her three young children, that journey began after she found the power...