Stopping to view the Sturgeon Moon

This week we take the time to soak in the wonder of te ao tūroa, with the last supermoon of the year. We congratulate Helen Leahy on her new role, and we catch up with our Mauri Ora team as they travel throughout the motu.
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A landscape of vast opportunity

This week we welcome our new Pouārahi Ivy Harper, and we celebrate the success of Twin Harmony and Kiwi Kai. We attend the premier of A Boy Called Piano and we check in with our Kōanga Kai research project and Wave entity MENgineeers.
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu appoints Ivy Harper as new Pouārahi

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is delighted to announce the appointment of Ivy Harper as the new Pouārahi for the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency for the South Island. Ms Harper has been a valued kaimahi of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu since 2018.
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Success through unity of purpose

This week we are celebrating the magic of the Whānau Ora network, as we hold our first regional engagement hui with Navigation Partners and receive updates from Wave entities throughout the motu.
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Kōanga Kai – Hei Whakapiki Mauri

Ruth Jones, Kaiwhakahaere of Hei Whakapiki Mauri, calls Te Pūtahitanga’s Kōanga Kai initiative “inspired” and says supporting whānau to develop their own māra kai has many benefits beyond food security and the provision of fresh, healthy kai.
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Kōanga Kai – Koha Kai

Janice Lee started Koha Kai in 2015 as a way to provide to support and develop the skills of a small group of people, many of whom were living with disabilities. The initiative has flourished and in the past seven years, there have been big changes.
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Shining a light

We remind ourselves to practise self-care, so we stay well and can continue our mahi. We catch up with the team at Omaka Marae who have been delivering care packages to whānau, and we share the first in a series of Kōanga Kai videos.
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Kōanga Kai – Uruuruwhenua

For Alva Bennett of Uruuruwhenua Health in Alexandra, the Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu Kōanga Kai initiative has provided the opportunity to watch whānau grow with their gardens.
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Kōanga Kai – Whare Manaaki

With Whare Manaaki’s association with Te Pūtahitanga and its Kōanga Kai initiative, there’s been a huge growth in community spirit and wellbeing
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Kōanga Kai – Te Hā o Kawatiri

Westport is no stranger to natural disasters and if recent major flooding has highlighted anything, it is the need for people to become resilient and self-sufficient.
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