Intergenerational sharing: Reaping what you sow

Intergenerational sharing: Reaping what you sow

A simple planting of kumara tipu (seedling) at the Te Puea Orchard turned into an amazing opportunity for intergenerational knowledge sharing and a heartwarming example of a collaborative effort between community and local organisations. On the 1st of...
Empowering leaders of tomorrow

Empowering leaders of tomorrow

With his unique background and skills, Paearahi Marcus Ridge says that developing empowered leaders of tomorrow is his biggest aspiration for the whānau he supports. The Collective Impact Paearahi is First Nations (Cherokee/Navajo​/Hopi) from the...
Celebrating champions against violence

Celebrating champions against violence

Local kahukura (champions) who take a stand against family violence were celebrated at the E Tu Whanau & White Ribbon Community day. Co-ordinated by Safer Families Rotorua, the recent event at the Village Green saw many organisations taking part....
Providing a clean slate

Providing a clean slate

Seeing his children drawing on themselves, was one of the triggers that pushed Graham Thomas to get rid of his tattoos. “The first one I got was when I was 16 so from that age to 33 – there’s been a collection of them. I’m ex-Navy, so most...
Enjoying the water these holidays

Enjoying the water these holidays

Te Waiariki Purea Trust is offering a free, three-day holiday programme for rangatahi.  The Breakaway Water World 2018 event, will be held in January and opened to young people aged 11 to 17-years-old. “On this free programme, rangatahi will learn...
To stop smoking, is hard but NOT impossible

To stop smoking, is hard but NOT impossible

It’s about Hauora Māori, and it’s about whapakapa. Quitting smoking is the one change in your life that will have the biggest impact on your health, as well as that of your whānau.  Quitting smoking can be hard, but it’s not impossible. Some...
Tricky tips for healthier chips

Tricky tips for healthier chips

Healthy Families Rotorua connected local Rotorua businesses and organisations with the Chip Group, who train operators with techniques and tips for cooking deep fried food particularly fried chips. Te Arawa Fisheries Ltd provided the location for this...
Helping whānau find mauri ora

Helping whānau find mauri ora

Helping whānau reach mauri ora is what Paearahi Pipi Tukaokao enjoys about her role at Maketu Health and Social Services. Pipi (Ngati Kahangungu, Rangitane, Ngāti Tuwharetoa and Te Arawa) has been with the organisation for the last two years having...
Farming career opens for teen

Farming career opens for teen

A Mangakino teen is loving his new career pathway thanks to the help of a Te Arawa Whānau Ora Paearahi. Tyron Pedrochi works full time at Wairarapa Moana Farm after starting a Whānau Ora plan with Paearahi Leanne Karauna. “I help with the milking,...
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...