A safe space to kōrero

The energy of the pride events in Ōtautahi and the beauty of seeing entities grow and our own kaimahi thrive; it's been a busy but joyful week of Whānau Ora in Te Waipounamu.
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Is a target of 5% ‘progressive’?

This week, after a visit to Murihiku, the Government’s ‘Progressive Procurement’ policy has been on my mind.
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Whānau know best

This week was one of new beginnings, with a new staff member on board and a new tenant welcomed into the tari. We were also happy to support Ōtautahi-based Wave entity Kai Connoisseurs as they organised a Cyclone Gabrielle fundraiser in record time.
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Rangatahi Creative

With the help of RUIA funding from Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, Luke Siaki founder of Rangatahi Creative has created a hub and a safe space for a dozen rangatahi to learn new skills and gain the confidence required to reach their full potential.
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Manaakitanga Funeral Services

Betsy Williams designed Manaakitanga Funerals to provide tikanga and values based, affordable funeral services to whānau across the Waitaha region.
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Kōanga Kai – Te Āwhina Marae

Māra kai is not simply about growing a garden. For Una Stephens, of Te Āwhina Marae in Motueka, it’s about so much more, it’s about reconnection to the whenua, nourishing whānau and reigniting Mātauranga Māori me ona tikanga.
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The power of kapa haka

This week I have to admit to feeling envious of those kaimahi who had the foresight to take leave so they could attend Te Matatini Herenga Waka Herenga Tangata National Kapa Haka Festival in Tāmaki Makaurau.
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The long road to recovery

When the first photos and texts came through from my brother at home in Te Hauke early Monday morning, I knew the signs did not bode well for the rest of Heretaunga.
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Te Toka Tū o Waitaha Māori Rugby League

Since starting in 2016, the Pacific Rugby League Series has gained momentum, establishing itself as the perfect platform to bring Pasifika families together and late last year, Te Toka Tū o Waitaha re-established a Māori presence in the tournament.
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Whiria te tangata

From Ōtākou Marae, to Ōtautahi, to Wairau, this week it was special to be able to get out of the office and spend time in the community, meeting people and getting our hands dirty.
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