Kaikōura earthquake two years on

Two years on, we reflect on the 7.8 magnitude Kaikoura earthquake that rocked New Zealand and devastated the North Canterbury and Marlborough regions, not only shattering the environment but the lives of many whānau and families.   GeoNet described the 160km long rupture as the earth “unzipping” itself.

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Whānau Ora: The WOW Factor

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is pleased to receive advice yesterday from the Minister for Whānau Ora advising that he has received the report from the Whānau Ora Review, and it is clear “that Whānau Ora works”.

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Corstorphine Community Hub celebrated at Trust Power Community Awards in Ōtepoti / Dunedin

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is thrilled to announce that Corstorphine Community Hub has been honoured for their valuable contribution to Whānau Ora at the Trust Power Community Awards on Thursday 25 October in Dunedin. The hub works to strengthen whānau, promote wellness and improve access to services while encouraging self-sustainability and healthy lifestyles.

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Angels Trio open new café, LoveChi in Nelson

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu congratulate LoveChi Café and Catering on their opening in Nelson today. LoVeChi Limited are the founders of the Angels Trio Charity, a Whānau Ora initiative created to care for struggling whānau in their community. Their new café is situated at 87a Vanguard Street in Nelson. 

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Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud

One of my favourite affirmations is a comment from African American writer Maya Angelou, “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud”. It speaks to me of that eternal desire for a glimmer of hope to ride through any storm; our universal motivation to find the silver lining; to create our best plan moving forward.

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Wero Your Tero Blog

The other day my nine year old son came home from school, eyes downcast and shuffling from foot to foot.   He told us he had some bad news, about something he had done at the after-school club he went to; and that we wouldn’t be pleased.

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Te mana o nga wahine

In the last decade of the nineteenth century, wahine Māori were involved in two suffrage movements - seeking the right to vote in the New Zealand parliament and the right to vote and stand in the Māori Parliament – Te Kotahitanga.

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