Papuni Boxing Ōtautahi

Encompassing more than the physical side of the sport, Papuni Boxing aims to support rangatahi in an environment where they learn key values and life skills that will enable them to take care of their own physical and mental health and wellbeing.
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Te huarahi ki pae ora

This week we felt lucky to be in good company. Dame Valerie Adams is a well-known global athlete, and an absolute legend in New Zealand sport, but that does not mean she does not experience situations just like the rest of us.
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Beyond the numbers there is hope

It felt like a tohu to see a clear, bold as brass rainbow stretching across to Te Waipounamu as I sat in Wellington Airport waiting to make my way home this morning.
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Budget 2023 brings opportunity to strengthen Whānau Ora in Te Waipounamu

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu welcomes today’s Budget announcement of $168m in spending to strengthen Whānau Ora but cautions it will bring a limited level of stability, rather than any widespread expansion or change.
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Kiwi Kai Nelson

It’s been a long road of taking risks and developing new ideas for Reni Wereta-Gargiulo but thanks to Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu WAVE funding, she has been able to develop Kiwi Kai Nelson into the successful parent company that it is today.
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A matter of trust

A report released on Thursday by Te Hiringa Mahara – the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission provided further evidence that Māori-led initiatives were critical in protecting the health and wellbeing of all communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Koukou Creations

What began as a whānau fundraiser and part-time passion seven years ago, is now a fulltime business and Bridgette Keil, owner of Koukou Creations, is excited that Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu WAVE funding has helped make her dream a reality.
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Tohaina ki te ao, e te iwi!

The office was abuzz this week as RUIA and Tama Ora opened for the 2023 funding round. Meanwhile, in Blenheim, Whānau Ora Navigators and Tū Pono and Mokopuna Ora Connectors from across Te Waka o Te Waka-a-Māui came together for a regional wānanga.
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The Saucey Kiwis

The Saucey Kiwis have a simple philosophy – “If you have a mouth, we’ll feed it.” But with a passion for hauora and a belief that kai is medicine, they won’t be dishing up anything that isn’t healthy and nourishing.
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