Whanau Ora NEWS / PĀnui
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.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu congratulates Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu on becoming the first iwi in the country to sign a strategic partnership with Oranga Tamariki under the new legislation [Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017].
Kaikaiawaro Charitable Trust, the charitable arm of Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Kuia, have been announced as one of the successful applicants of the Health Research Council’s (HRC) Ngā Kanohi Kitea Development Grant.
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”.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu celebrates the centenary of the Ratana Movement as a significant platform for whānau.
Kakano Cafe and Cookery school will be moving from their central Christchurch premises to join what is fast becoming a transportable Whānau Ora fleet working in the Canterbury region.
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.
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.
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.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is pleased to support a storytelling initiative developed by Nga Pakiaka Mōrehu o te Whenua who will be launching their first children’s book ‘The Footsteps of Uenuku’ at Ukaipo Cultural Centre in Blenheim on Wednesday 24 October 2018 at 6pm.