Kura Pounamu Learning and Education

  This week the Minister for Education came to town, and spoke with whānau, hapu and iwi at Nga Hau e Wha marae in Christchurch.  Hon Hekia Parata – in responding to the claim that the single most important factor…

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Head in the Clouds

  I had my head in the clouds, literally, this week.   A quick visit to Nelson, for Te Waka a Maui hui at Whakatu Marae, gave me a stunning view of a sea of fluffy puffs of cloud for as…

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Waiting for Friday

How often have you heard the phrase – ‘thank god it’s Friday?’ meaning thank goodness Friday is here, and the weekend is nigh.  In the world of Whānau Ora, it is a joy to behold so many people who describe…

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Hoea te waka!

    It’s that time of year when the swift slice of the hoe cuts through the water, the six paddlers move as one, and all eyes are on their own waka as teams throughout Aotearoa and beyond, compete for…

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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu prepares for 2016

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu marked its last Board meeting for 2015 by welcoming three new members to the General Partner Limited Board. As a result of the recent election, Lisa Tumahai, Donovan Clarke and Trevor Taylor now join Parekawhia…

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Honouring those who have passed.

This week’s blog comes from our Navigator Co-ordinator, Maire Kipa. It’s a week after Mum and Dad’s Hura Kohatu and I remember them as the plane flies over Maukatere.  Its peak is sprinkled with a light dusting of snow. That…

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Heartprints from the Talking Child

” The true measure of your courage is not whether you reach your goal – it’s whether you decide to get back on your feet no matter how many times you’ve failed’ (Oprah Winfrey, 2014) “ Photo : Doug Sherring…

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Celebrating Multiple Pathways

In our work and in our living, we must recognise that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction (Audre Lorde). Wairau River Photography   Mawhera River, Greymouth The meaning of Te Pūtahitanga –…

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“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”

The attitude of gratitude is something we can all foster. This week, at the opening of the Canterbury Children’s Team, Dr Te Maire Tau of Te Ngāi Tuahuriri, spoke about the theme of gratitude as he shared the experience of…

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New Round of Whānau Ora Funding Opens

New Round of Whānau Ora Funding Opens Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the South Island Whānau Ora commissioning agency, is calling for applications to invest in whānau capability and wellbeing.  Local groups focusing on strengthening whānauwill benefit from a new…

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