Whānau Impact Innovation Stories Take Flight

A selection of Whānau Ora digital stories will play on international Air New Zealand flights for the rest of the year, showcasing innovative initiatives making an impact across the South Island.

Five digital stories being showcased are : Poutama Ahi Kaa; He Waka Kōtuia; Taonga by Timoti; Tuia Te Tai Poutini Rangatahi Māori Leadership Development programme and Koukourarata Wananga Taiao.

The videos will run on-board Air New Zealand from September till the end of Feb 2019, and will be included in their IFE systems within the New Zealand Choice and Bite-Sized categories.

Chief Executive of Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu, Helen Leahy says, “By investing in whānau-centred solutions we are enabling intergenerational impact to happen.    The opportunity for some of our stories of transformation to be viewed on our international carrier is hugely exciting as it extends the impact even wider”.

“The iwi-based partnership that established Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has created endless opportunities for whānau right across the length and breadth of Te Waipounamu”.

Whānau Ora is a culturally-anchored approach to build sustainable whānau capability across Aotearoa.

The digital stories selected by Air New Zealand for in-flight viewing include:

  • Koukourarata (Port Levy) Wānanga Taio - The Hāpai Harvest

Te  Rūnanga o Koukourārata had the vision to create opportunities and equip whānau with the knowledge, education, and mātauranga Māori so they formed partnerships and developed māra kai (garden) which grow taewa (Māori potatoes) brand named Hapai.

  •   Taonga by Timoti - Solidified Wairua

Taonga by Timoti is a pounamu (greenstone) business run by the husband and wife team of Timoti and Morganne.  Based in the stunning setting of Aniseed Valley in the Tasman District, Taonga by Timoti is essentially about ensuring the authentic art form will carry on through future generations.

  • He Waka Hauora - He Waka Kōtuia

    Waewae Kai Pakiaka is an initiative by He Waka Kōtuia based at Queen’s and King’s High Schools in Dunedin, which is open to tamariki and rakatahi (youth) aged 4-19 years. The primary focus is hauora – te tinana (physical well-being) and fostering a positive sense of identity as Māori.

  • Poutama Ahi Kaa – Waikawa Marae     

    Waikawa Marae is home of  Te Ātiawa Māori in the Picton region.  Poutama Ahi Kaa was designed to weave in their next generation of whānau, building cultural competencies focussed on giving whānau a strong foundation to thrive in their role as kaitiaki (guardians).within their marae and community.

  •   Tuia te tai Poutini - Rangatahi Māori Leadership Development
    Tuia – Te Tai Poutini is a Rangatahi (youth) Leadership Programme based on the West Coast of the South Island. The programme helps to build a sense of identity and connects the youth to their whānau; whakapapa (lineage), and whenua (land) and stronger understanding of tikanga (protocol).

    Video links

  • Koukourarata - Hapai

  • Taonga by Timoti 

  • Poutama Ahi Ka, Waikawa Marae 

  • Tuia, Te Tai Poutini – WestREAP 

  • To view more digital stories check out: http://www.teputahitanga.org/our-stories

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