A Gem in the Middle of Paradise

We have been so proud this week, to celebrate with Jade and Wiki Temepara, and their five tamariki, the opening of the Kākano Café and Cookery School. “Jade Temepara grew up in Murihiku/Southland until the age of 18. Here she…

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Kākano Café and Cookery School

Speech notes for Monday 22 February 2016; 4pm Helen Leahy, Chief Executive Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu The split second of time, immortalised at 12.51pm this day, will be forever etched in our collective memory, as whānau, as a city,…

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CE Anouncement

Kei ngā uri tōpūranga ariki o te motu whānau, nāia te kupu whakamihi ki a koutou katoa i a mātou e whakamōhio ake nei ko wai tō mātou Tāhūhū Rangapū hou o Te Pūtahitanga. On behalf of the Board of…

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We’ve Got Your Back

  This week, I was privileged to attend the Toi Tangata Hui a Tau at Te Wānanga o Raukawa in Otaki.   My focus was on the connection between Whānau Ora and Toi Tangata  – The logo of Toi Tangata represents…

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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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