Another happening week in Whānau Ora

This week has been a hectic week of busy-ness on the business of Whānau Ora.   In moments of chaos, these photos from ‘Hikoi Waewae’, sharing the peace and tranquillity of Carews Fall in Te Tai Poutini are like a…

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The hungry caterpillar, the incubator and the Medal of Honour

Transformation through Innovation The late composer and musician, Hirini Melbourne, wrote a beautiful waiata Pūrerehua, which is frequently heard sung in our kōhanga and our home. Pürerehua rere runga hau, Papaki parirau, Rere runga hau; (Ka piki, ka piki Runga…

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Whiti te Marama i te pō

Photographer Warren Williams captured the unique ‘aurora australis’ over the Devil’s Staircase, a long winding road over Lake Wakatipu and Kingston.   This photograph has been selected as one of the finalists in the New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year…

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The Standing Place of my Heart – 14th October 2016

  “I love it better than any place on Earth.  It is my tūrangawaewae-ngakau, the standing place of my heart”.  (Keri Hulme)       This last weekend, we made our way along the East Coast, to the beautiful seaside…

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Mokopuna Ora Seminar Programme

Mokopuna Ora Seminar Programme Te Whatu Manawa Maoritanga o Rehua Marae, Christchurch Helen Leahy, Pouārahi, Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu Wednesday 12 October 2016   It is an honour to follow the korero of Lisa Tumahai, and to acknowledge the…

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Moments Anchor You.

So said Dan Flynn, 2014 Victorian Young Australian of the Year; social entrepreneur and keynote speaker at the Festival For the Future last weekend in Auckland.   At the age of 19 Dan and his mates had a crazy idea, “what…

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Build a bridge, and enjoy the journey over it

I came across an image on Instagram that took my fancy this week – in many ways it summed up Whānau Ora; that all-consuming, all-embracing love that our parents gift us.   We can do no wrong, even though on a…

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A fitting sign of spring

And then my heart with pleasure fillsAnd dances with daffodils.~ William Wordsworth ~       Hagley Park in Christchurch was bathed in daffodils this week; a fitting sign of spring for the hui held in the Atrium on Wednesday…

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Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes

There’s a phrase that goes, you never really know someone until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.  This week in Masterton, in recognition of World Suicide Day, 564 pairs of shoes were laid out to represent every New Zealand…

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