Leadership, lifetime legacies and learning

  This week, we took our story to the pulsating heart of Te Arawa, ngā pūmanawa e waru o Te Arawa.   The story of hope that every child deserves the best stanrt – no matter if their parent lives on…

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The tears of the spirit ancestors

Waikoropūpū, Waikoropūpū Pūpū ake te whenua, Pūpū ake ko ngā waiora, Waikoropūpū Ngā puna wai o Takaka, Ngā puna roimata wairua Waikoropūpū, Waikoropūpū   This week the tears of the tupuna freely flowed.   We felt their presence as we…

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Mind the Gap

In my mid-twenties I spent some time as a barmaid in London, travelling by underground between the pub that I worked at and the pub where I had lodgings.     One of the peculiarly British symbols was a visual and audio…

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Dawnbreak and New Days

  Dawnbreak and New Days I have to admit to being a bit fanatical about taking photos of the sun as it rises out my window pane whenever I have the joy of an early morning flight.  I am fascinated…

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A week of celebration and of remembrance

Cover photo: Aaron Hapuku as part of the mana whenua leading the manuhiri into Kahungunu land What a week of contrasts.   Tears of grief intermeshed with those of pride.   The pain and poignancy of remembering those who have left our…

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Out of the ashes hope returns

The sound and sight of a long line of choppers flying from the flames was enough to reduce my seven year old son to tears.   “Is this the end of the world?” he asked.  And indeed, as we watched the…

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Te Pū Harakeke Fund

  Te Pū Harakeke Fund ·         All projects funded by the Fund will need to be completed by 16 June 2017. ·         http://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/whakamahia/skills-learning-and-education/te-pu-harakeke-fund/ ·         Applications will be assessed and approved by Te Puni Kōkiri and will be considered under the following headings: –  Sponsorship…

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Try-whanau: it’s for all of us

Eight years ago, in 2009, Cabinet agreed that the national ‘Māori flag’ which had been identified through a nationwide consultation process should complement the New Zealand flag.   Cabinet also agreed that the flag will fly on certain buildings and…

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Hīkoi to Hauora: The journey to wellness

One of our team is skilled in the art of yoga.  Alice Matheson loves the discipline and dedication yoga brings to her life: the chance to strengthen your muscles, increase your flexibility and centre your thoughts all at the same…

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Everyone was the same

This week we made a convoy trip to Kaikōura: Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu; Whānau Ora Navigators; Mel Tainui, Whānau Ora Coach; Linda Ngata – our Whānau Connector; Te Puni Kōkiri; the Community Law Centre; the very distinguished Professor Regan…

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