Whānau Development Summit

One minute from our home in Linwood there is a garage.  We go through frequently – to get petrol, milk, bread and the occasional boysenberry trumpet.  Ten days ago that garage on the corner took on a new significance.   For directly opposite the Z is a place of worship where the Muslim community come to pray, to congregate, to express their culture and religion.  That’s where they were – bowed over, reverent, deep in prayer when a terrorist changed our lives forever.

 

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Hello Brother!

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu Pouārahi, Helen Leahy, has spoken of the gracious expression of manaakitanga being demonstrated so strongly in the response of Muslim communities to the horrific attack on two Christchurch mosques last Friday.

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‘Nav Nation’ Wins International Award for Collaboration Tool

The recent national review of Whānau Ora, Tipu Matoro ki te Ao, reported that Whānau Ora Navigators are seen as crucial, in helping whānau to heal the past, deal with the now and plan for sustainable change.   The report reflected that whānau place high levels of confidence and trust in their navigators, particularly noting that they were part of the community and therefore invested in its success.

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Whānau business ‘Fush’ among the auspicious line up for Māori Language Awards

A whānau driven business designed to make an impact on the use of te reo in the South Island has been announced as a finalist in the 15th Ngā Tohu Reo Māori, the National Māori Language Awards. ‘Fush’ is a whānau-owned business with two high market restaurants in Ōtautahi who have developed a credible reputation excelling in customer service and food quality that is uniquely Māori.

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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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