This week the nation – and indeed the globe – watched on to witness the unprecedented reconciliation package that was presented to the people of Parihaka, He Puanga Haeata – a new dawn. Across Te Waipounamu that spirit of restorative justice has been permeating our thoughts this week with the launch of the strategy that has emerged out of twelve months and twelve hui with the focus on Tu Pono: Te Mana Kaha o Te Whanau. We end the week in Invercargill with the champion team that has created Rangatahi Tumeke.Read More
The other night I was reading my son a classic children’s book written many years ago..
By the time I’d finished son was fast asleep in the land where cats in hats stand on balls with a book on one hand and a cup in the other. Meanwhile I was hooked.Read More
Katie Robinson is on to a good thing. She knows that the quickest way to a whānau heart is through the puku. This week Soul Full was launched www.soulfullsuperfoods.co.nz. When in Christchurch, come along to 91 Hereford Street, Wednesday to Friday; 9.30am-2.30pm. We also had a very big week – celebrating the signing of our Outcome Agreement; signing an agreement for a Whānau Ora Navigator in Wharekauri; RBA training in Dunedin; A and P show in Ward!Read More
After the devastation of the 2011 earthquakes, many of the school communities in Christchurch suffered ongoing shockwaves as discussions proceeded about what schools would look like in the post-quake era.
This morning the pathways of four separate schools: Wainoni Primary; Aranui Primary; Aranui High and Avondale merged into one with the opening of Haeata – a new dawn. It is a wondrous sight indeed to see a community behind a school, to feel a new direction being created, and to watch transformation start from day one! Our best wishes go to all the learners and leaders in the East.
This week we venture South to pay a visit to Hīkoi to Hauora and we share time with entities in Dunedin before they prepare for Waitangi Day at Ōtākou Marae.Read More