Ashburton or Rangiora. There are approximately 22, 792 Māori needed to be double vaxxed before we confidently say 90% of the Māori population in Te Waipounamu are protected against COVID. In real life, that’s about as many people who live in either Ashburton or Rangiora – not nearly as many as Blenheim or Timaru – but still a lot of people.
That’s why Whānau Ora is pulling out all the stops to ensure that whānau have the information and can access an opportunity to have the vaccine, to have a much better chance at withstanding the rigours of Delta.
ATUTAHI has been selected as a Venture working on the World’s To-Do List by #SheEO Activators! They are so excited to receive support from radically generous Activators + funding to grow our impact. Atutahi is a key brand promoted, designed and delivered by one of our Whānau Ora entities in Nelson, Kiwi Kai. Through our investments, Kiwi Kai has placed a dedicated emphasis on marketing and increasing the number of retail outlets selling their Kawakawa juice. The pūtea also helped Kiwi Kai grow their capability through employing more whānau. Congratulations to the stunning Reni Wereta-Gargiulo!
Atutahi is working on the World’s To-Do List through SDG 9, building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. They are also working on SDG 4, ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Find out more here: https://lnkd.in/gjkhZnjX
It was Cup Day this week here in Ōtautahi, and although the usual festivities were pared down thanks to COVID-19, we decided to celebrate at Te Whenua Taurikura. Our kaimahi came dressed in their finest for the theme “formal and fascinating”, and we all contributed to a potluck high tea. It’s been a busy few months and it was nice to take a moment to enjoy ourselves and celebrate the spectacular group of people that make up Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu.
Meanwhile overseas in Wharekauri/Chatham Islands/Rekohu…..the tunnel house got put up on Sunday ! In the words of Teresa Hutchings:
“Missing from the picture are another half dozen whanau. The day was blustery and drizzly but that did not stop everyone that could make it pitching in. There was much discussion and all agreed on the best placement in regards to the wind (it blows REALLY hard here on Rekohu/Wharekauri). It wasn’t exactly put up the way Philip and I were planning but we were not about to argue with a bunch of fisherman/farmers/hunters! It is really great to be at the point of readying the ground to plant out our seedlings that whanau have grown and there was excitement in the air about all the goodness and joy that this brings. Our fruit trees are looking amazing and really healthy. Some of the whanau had not seen these before so they were pretty impressed”.
Hau o te Ora have recently erected a pataka kai outside the school. Teresa has registered approximately eight households on the tini whetu platform. There are likely 8-9 more households to do in the community that it is anticipated will be involved.
He Waka Kōtuia is a kaupapa developed for rangatahi and tamariki aged from 4-19 years, to grow the knowledge of hauora through te taha tinana, physical wellbeing. All key messages are around healthy lifestyles, healthy kai, being active and fostering a positive sense of identity as Māori.
This quarter, He Waka Kōtuia had a focus on their tamariki through Waewae Kai Pakiaka and their kapa haka rōpū. A highlight for them this quarter was their kapa haka rōpū winning Te Hautonga, the Otago-Southland Secondary School Kapa Haka Competition.
The kōrero that was provided in their report noted that:
“The success that the kapa achieved has been built on a foundation of physical fitness, and mental strength gained through consistent physical activity.”
This tells us that the level of determination and self-discipline that was embedded into their minds through engaging in physical activity has helped them accomplish a new achievement.
Finally, let’s hear it for the best manu in town. Do you think you have what it takes to win $1,000?? Gather your friends and whānau on the 27th of November to make a splash.There will be LOADS of spot prizes to give away. Local bands playing throughout the day and awesome kai stalls (minimum age for entry is 12 years old).