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Te Kai a Te Rangatira

Te Kai a Te Rangatira is a kaupapa Māori initiative that is supporting Rakiura Māori to reconnect with their identity, culture and language led by Pip Hakopa (Ngāti Mamoe, Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Kahungnunu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa).
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Telling our stories

This week we are responding to some 340 applications that have come in through Wave 16 or as part of our Omicron response. We drop in on a couple of entities that are supporting whānau with fresh fruit and vegetables as part of Kōanga Kai.
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The Healing Power of Purple Mink

This week we reflect on the comfort and compassion of our kuia, as we look to develop new strategies to combat family violence, promote mental health, and advocate for whānau in front of two select committees.
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu mourns the passing of Tā Wira Gardiner

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island, shares with the nation in the overwhelming sense of loss at the passing of Tā Wira Gardiner, of Ngāti Awa, Te Whakatōhea, Whānau-a-Apanui and Ngāti Pikiao.
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Helen Leahy to leave role as Pouārahi of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu announces the resignation of Pouārahi Helen Leahy, after seven years heading the Whānau Ora commissioning agency for the South Island. Chair Tā Mark Solomon says that Ms Leahy will be sorely missed.
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The kale that grew

Our beloved Pouārahi Helen Leahy announces her resignation and reflects on seven wonderful years immersed in the magic elixir of Whānau Ora.
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The Greatest Love of All

This week we welcome the new beginnings of Whiro and stay encouraged by the aroha and support that we've seen from our Kai Hub, local businesses such as Atutahi, and all of our wonderful kaimahi and their incredible work throughout Te Waipounamu.
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu opens fund to support Māori response to Omicron

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is today launching a new fund that will empower whānau across the South Island to design their own solutions to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. Applications for Te Pūtea Whakatere are open today, supported…

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If you got it going on

This week we're reminded to manifest our strength for all of our whānau. Omicron is rapidly spreading throughout our communities but our busy lives aren't slowing down – our tamariki and rangatahi have been front of mind this week.
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