Koutu gives the “thumbs up” to new Youth Space

Koutu gives the “thumbs up” to new Youth Space

The Koutu community came out in force to support the opening of the Karenga Park Youth Space in Koutu on Sunday. The site was officially blessed by local kaumatua and Rev Tom Poata in addition to a few words shared from Mayor Winters.  Over 700 people...
Rotorua begins discussion on Children’s Team design

Rotorua begins discussion on Children’s Team design

Rotorua was chosen in 2012 to trial the first ever Children’s Team initiative. The aim of Children’s Teams are to ensure that vulnerable children are identified early so that professionals can work with them to ensure they and their families...
Celebrating Wahine Ora

Celebrating Wahine Ora

Wāhine of all ages were at the centre of the Wāhine Ora event organised recently by Te Arawa Whānau Ora to recognise the value and significance of the women in our lives and importantly to give them the pampering, attention and kindness they so deserve....
Iwi leaders consider importance of Whānau Ora

Iwi leaders consider importance of Whānau Ora

(Waatea News) Fisheries, water and whānau ora were high on the agenda of this week’s Iwi Chairs Forum, which was hosted by Ngāti Rangi at Maungarongo Marae in Ohakune. The forum doesn’t make decisions, but it provides a place to share information...
FREE Quality NZQA Hauora Training

FREE Quality NZQA Hauora Training

Tipu Ora is offering FREE NZQA Hauora training. No prerequisites are required for the National Certificate course (level 4). It is free and open to all NZ Citizens aged 18 years and over. (National Diploma entry restricted to graduates of the National...
Kai @ the Right Price comes to Opotiki

Kai @ the Right Price comes to Opotiki

People can now access affordable, quality fruit and vegetable packs from Garden Fresh, Opotiki. Starting from Monday, May 6th, Garden Fresh will take Kai @ the Right Price orders from customers throughout the week for pick up on Thursdays.30 April 2013...
Fabulous Whanau Ora Day in Auckland

Fabulous Whanau Ora Day in Auckland

(Willy Jackson) It’s not often we are able to activate our Maori community but last Saturday proved to be an exception, a crowd of 4000-plus attended the National Urban Maori Authorities – NUMA’s first Whanau Ora celebration day at Nga...
Maori life expectancy improves

Maori life expectancy improves

(Elton Smallman, Waikato Times) Maori are living longer and the gap between the rest of the population is closing. Figures released by Statistics New Zealand show the gap between Maori and non-Maori life expectancy has narrowed to 7.3 years based on death...
Stop smoking competition shows results

Stop smoking competition shows results

A researcher says a competition could help large numbers of Maori quit smoking. The University of Auckland’s Centre for Tobacco Control Research has launched its Wero contest, or Whanau End Smoking Regional Whanau Ora Challenge. Click here to visit...
New research examines the significance of Whānau Ora policy

New research examines the significance of Whānau Ora policy

In new research published this week, the significance of New Zealand’s Whānau Ora policy is examined. The analysis appears in the latest issue of MAI Journal: A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, published by Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga....