This month, it is our great honour to bring the Whānau Ora network across Te Waipounamu together once again for Whānau Ora Symposium 2023.
After a break last year, we are looking forward to seeing everyone in one place, celebrating your respective work and being inspired to think anew for the future.
This year’s theme, ‘Tēnei te Pō, Tēnei te Ao! – from the dark, to the light’, gives us time and space to reflect on the cyclical nature of life and the importance of continual realignment.
Like the fresh snowfall of winter provokes the tender shoots of spring, with each new season comes the call to restore.
In much the same way, after the interruption of COVID-19, comes the opportunity to look anew, to realign and to strengthen our central purpose of believing in whānau; investing in whānau; being inspired by whānau.
We are excited to welcome an inspirational lineup of whānau, whānau initiatives, entities, speakers and panellists, including Hon. Peeni Henare, Minister for Whānau Ora; Dame Valerie Adams; community leader Dave Letele (AKA Buttabean); sustainability advocate, Panapa Ehau and poet and scholar, Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh.
Tickets for the Symposium and celebration dinner are available to purchase here. This is a great opportunity to hear about a wide array of initiatives that are making a difference in the lives of whānau and hapori Māori and I encourage you to join us.
Kia pai tō wā whakatā