Manaaki Mai, Manaaki Atu – Tā Mark Solomon

Getting vaccinated – and getting tested when you have symptoms – is a small price to pay for the wellness of your wider whānau
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An abundance of caution

This week we reflect on how the pandemic has shaped the operations of Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu. We also check in with Mokopuna Ora and with the Whānau Ora Navigators.
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A thousand moments

This week our hearts are with Murihiku who tragically lost four young men. Moe mai rā, e oki. We catch up with the graduates from Tipu Ora and we hear from Hokonui Marae who held a wānanga to design resources to help tamariki deal with stress.
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Ubiquitous

This week we join Te Waipounamu in acknowledging the sad passing of Ngāti Tama kaumātua John Tahana Ward-Holmes. Moe mai rā e te rangatira. We welcome Flying Geese to the whare, and we catch up with Sister-Sister and Reigning Downs.
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Out of the Dark Ages

This week we celebrate Tā Tipene who was awarded New Zealander of the year last night. We highlight details from our Wave 11 evaluation report, and we announce the opening of Tama Ora and Tai Neke, Tai Ora two funds that focus on hauora.
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The kale that grew

Our beloved Pouārahi Helen Leahy announces her resignation and reflects on seven wonderful years immersed in the magic elixir of Whānau Ora.
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu opens fund to support Māori response to Omicron

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is today launching a new fund that will empower whānau across the South Island to design their own solutions to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. Applications for Te Pūtea Whakatere are open today, supported…

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Not While I’m Around

This week we join the chorus in congratulating Tia Potae who won the primary industries award at the New Zealand Women of Influence awards. We also check in on the progress with Wave 16 and get an update from Te Ahi Wairua o Kaikōura.
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Project Joy

This week we focus on finding moments of joy amongst the uncertainty of Omicron, connecting with whānau at Wave 16 workshops, touring Kōanga Kai māra and visiting with the team at Māui Studios.
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Driving out the darkness

This week that hope is galvanised through the celebration of 40 graduates of the Certificate and Diploma in Whānau Ora (Tipu Ora); we are inspired by the remarkable achievements of the semi-finalists announced for the New Zealanders of the Year...
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