Free Dental Check-up & Treatment (*criteria applies)

Free Dental Check-up & Treatment (*criteria applies)

Tipu Ora is offering free dental check-ups and treatment if you fit the following criteria: Are enrolled with a Rotorua GP practice AND Are over 18 years of age AND Are Maori, Pacifica or low income AND Have a community services card AND Have diabetes,...
Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services

Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services

The kaupapa of Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services is to provide better access to quality Cancer support services for Māori and the wider community. Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services offers a valuable transport service which helps those needing specialist...
District health board adopts Whanau Ora for entire community

District health board adopts Whanau Ora for entire community

(By Anne-Marie Emerson of the Wanganui Chronicle) Whanganui District Health Board has formally adopted Whanau Ora – and it will benefit the entire Wanganui community. The DHB adopted Whanau Ora at its board meeting on Friday, but only after robust...
Poukai o Te Arawa

Poukai o Te Arawa

On Thursday 23 May, Punawhakareia marae will host the Poukai on behalf of Ngāti Pikiao. This is an annual event that has its beginnings from King Tawhiao who in 1884 instituted the Poukai as a gesture of looking after and feeding those who had been driven...
Whānau Advisory Group member wins top award

Whānau Advisory Group member wins top award

Whānau Advisory Group member, Kingi Biddle has been named the best public speaker in New Zealand. This is the 2nd time in three years that Kingi has been recognised for his talent and skill. In 2011 he took home the NZ Toastmasters International Speech...
Korowai Aroha staff graduate with Diploma in Te Reo Māori

Korowai Aroha staff graduate with Diploma in Te Reo Māori

Congratulations to the five Korowai Aroha staff members who have graduated with a Diploma in Te Reo Māori from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWOA) last week. It has been an incredible three year journey for these tauira, one which started when Iwi Te Whau...
Toiora programme – Reconnecting whānau and whenua

Toiora programme – Reconnecting whānau and whenua

Ko Te Arawa he waka, he iwi, kaore e kirimata nei ona korero, engari ngoto atu ki te wāhi hōhonu haere ai…. The 2013 Te Arawa Toiora programme in conjunction with Te Arawa Whānau Ora kicked off last weekend in the Redwoods with 22 participants introducing...
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....