Whānau Ora and Wellbeing

Last week a joint conference was held with Community Networks Aotearoa and NZ Council of Christian Social Services – Tātou tātou e!

Tātou tātou e! has a focus on how we can build strong relationships. Helen Leahy, opened the conference with her speech on Whānau Ora and Wellbeing.

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 Ko au te timatanga: It starts with me Suicide Prevention Symposium 2019

Last week was a busy one for Helen Leahy, Pouarahi as she spoke at another symposium, this time for Suicide Prevention . The evening was preceded with a wonderful demonstration of talent from rangatahi associated with He Tangata – performance and theatre at Ngā Hau e Whā marae.
Helen’s question to the crowd was what will it take us to believe, Ko Au Te Timatanga (it starts with me).

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Solutions to Homelessness~Symposium 28 August

Helen Leahy, Pouarahi, was a keynote speaker at the recent Solutions to Homelessness Symposium:  Since the 2010 Christchurch and 2016 Kaikōura Earthquakes Helen talked about the role Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu played in the Earthquake recovery programme and response to homelessness and what are some of the lessons learnt from the engagements in this field.

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Inaction in the face of need a disturbing feature of Tribunal report

The Waitangi Tribunal’s report into the Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry gives weight to the decades of whānau experience of institutional racism in the health system, described as ‘inaction in the face of need’.  All parties agreed that along with personal racism and stereotyping, institutional racism is a significant barrier to giving effect to the meaning of the Treaty and its principles.

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The Wonder of Kai

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is bracing itself for the chill of winter by releasing two new digital stories celebrating the connection whānau have with kai and whānau ora.

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