Kapa haka wahine leads smear test challenge #SmearYourMea

Kapa haka wahine leads smear test challenge #SmearYourMea

Te Arawa women are being encouraged to ‘Smear Your Mea’ to raise awareness and encourage wahine to have a smear test. The social media campaign on Facebook was initiated by seasoned kapa haka performer, Talei Morrison of Te Matarae i Ōrehu who was...
Normalising Maramataka Māori

Normalising Maramataka Māori

This infographic explains Tamateawhakapau which falls on the moon which rose 23 January. For more useful information check out Healthy Families’ Facebook page and visit their website.  Their plan is to have one explaining each of the 30 days.
Journey retraces ancestors’ footprints

Journey retraces ancestors’ footprints

Learning history, whakapapa and working with others are just some of the benefits rangatahi experience on the Te Arawa Journey. The outdoor pursuits and life skills journey open to all rangatahi aged 10 to 15, is run by Te Waiariki Purea Trust. Held over...
Ngāti Whakaue Whānau Day Maketu 4th February 2018

Ngāti Whakaue Whānau Day Maketu 4th February 2018

The theme of the day is Ngati Whakaue’s role as guardians and protectors of the waters and land in Maketu, organiser Tony Pecotic told the Daily Post. He went on to add that “the day had something for everyone including a wearable arts parade...
Te Arawa Games dates announced

Te Arawa Games dates announced

Fun, festivities and whānaungatanga – all synonymous with Te Arawa Games is set to return next year. Organisers, Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa have announced the games will be held on 5 March to 24 March. Last year saw Ngati Rangiwewehi host the event...
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...