Building solutions requires a foundation of trust

This week we reflect on the issue of housing affordability following the National Māori Housing Conference in Rotorua, go behind the scenes at Ōtautahi-based whānau business Kōtiro & Co, and check in with the He Waka Eke Noa research team in Motueka.
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Kōtiro & Co

When Lariah Rangitoheriri couldn’t find any te reo Māori decorations for her baby shower, she decided to set up her own whānau-based company Kōtiro & Co Party Hire and Design.
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‘I See You’

From Queenstown to Whakatū to Te Whanganui-a-Tara for the National Family Violence Conference and Masterclasses, this week was about people, power and communities doing it for themselves.
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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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