Te Tai Poutini and Te Tau Ihu got a taste of Uruora and Mauri Hiko last week. The workshops started in Māwhera (Greymouth) where we also held a Regional Catch-Up Hui for Te Tai Poutini. Heading up the West Coast to Whakatū (Nelson), over the hill to Wairau (Blenheim) finishing in Kaikōura before starting in Waitaha (Canterbury) this week.
Dee had a catch up with the Whare Manaaki whānau after their launch of “The Vine”, a new kaupapa for their whānau to come in and ask questions or seek advice for all services from Home Ownership, CV Creation, Working for Families and a whole other range of services. It looked like a very busy time for them. We wish them the best with their awesome initiative. Their māra kai was getting some extra attention from tamanui te rā beaming down after a few drizzly days so we took advantage of that to snap a quick pic.
Facilitated by Tū Maia, the third and final Te Pāpori o Whakatere wānanga was held over two days at Te Whenua Taurikura. Te Pāpori o Whakatere is a development programme aimed at supporting the development of whānau driven initiatives that have the ability to create far reaching social impact for whānau. Te Pāpori o Whakatere offers the opportunity to support the growth and development of innovative initiatives through wānanga, networking, coaching, and professional mentors that. This year’s cohort were pakihi owners from Wave 16 that took the plunge to put themselves and their aspirations out their to really upskill and upscale their pakihi. The graduates of Certified Change Agents came from throughout the motu and it was amazing to bring together such a broad range of kaupapa and experiences, including several artists who highlight the creativity of our culture. Our graduates are: