Wave Five Now Open for ORA Applications

WAVE FIVE FUNDING ROUND OPENS FORTE PŪTAHITANGA O TE WAIPOUNAMU Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is pleased to announce that its major investment round for 2016-2017 is now open and calling for applications.   “We are at a great point…

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Me he manawā tītī, me tōhona hirika

Me he manawā tītī, me tōhona hirika“With the famed strength and perseverance of the tītī.” This whakataukī, often used as a metaphor for a person with great endurance, came to mind this week through the activities and enthusiasm of two…

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The Roaring Meg

This week our entire team has been immersed in the magic of Murihiku; travelling the highways from Tahuna (Queenstown) Ōtepoti (Dunedin) to Hokonui, Awarua, Waihōpai and feeling blessed by the rich beauty of the landscape and the warm embrace of…

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Staff Hīkoi

Passing through Arthurs Pass on Tuesday night, the landscape was absolutely gorgeous. My seven year old son has learnt a new phrase this week – “that’s the spirit’.   (It sounds cuter when he says it (‘spiwit’).   The spirit of success…

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Let the arch of the rainbow glisten

This week a whakataukī was shared with me from the Ngāi Tahu publication about the Nine Tall Trees.   In 1986, the late Rakiihia Tau, on behalf of the Ngai Tahu Maori Trust Board, filed the Ngāi Tahu claim with the…

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Wave Four Funding Round opens for Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Te Punanga Haumaru Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island, is building on the momentum of the whānau voice, in opening a specific commissioning fund called Te Pūnanga Haumaru. Te Punanga Haumaru literally…

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Don’t Focus on the Weeds!

NAN’S GARDEN At the Iwi Chairs Forum at Hopuhopu this week, a young man recounted the story of his Nan teaching him and his cousins to work in the gardens. He said that his Nanny had never talked about weeds….

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Travelling the Southern Roads

This week saw me swept up in the beauty of the Mataura, travelling the Southern roads to Bluff for an incredible community wide hui in the vibrant beauty of Te Rau Aroha marae.   While the winds and rains roared outside,…

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The understanding of whakapapa and tikanga is shared

There is nothing that represents the exuberance of our tamariki mokopuna as a day exploring the wonder of Te Kaihinaki – the mighty Moeraki Boulders.   The Moeraki Boulders are our natural taonga that grace a stretch of Koekohe Beach on…

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Showcasing Whānau and giving hope into Action

Te Aho Mutunga Kore: The Eternal Thread – our inaugural symposium – was all that we had wished for and more.   It was a wonderful celebration of the 76 distinctive initiatives that shape the look and feel of ‘Whānau Ora…

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