Tikanga is at the heart of Tū Pono: Mana Tangata

Tū Pono: Mana Tangata is a kaupapa that operates through wānanga and programmes developed to provide advocacy and to raise awareness of domestic violence, suicide and sexual abuse.
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Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu announces the closure of the Puna Fund

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu announces the closure of the Puna Fund. The fund was established following the first nationwide lockdown in March 2020 in recognition that for many whānau in a crisis, navigating complex systems to access support was…

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The world is closed for renovation

During lockdown people have been making bread; creating rongoa, and spending endless hours on zoom. There has been heroic activity across the motu in the vaccination space; and over 12,000 whānau members have been supported through the PUNA fund.
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Whāia te iti kahurangi

  Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe, me he maunga teitei Seek the treasure that you value most dearly, if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain.  This week a fresh perspective on this whakataukī was shared…

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Amandla! Power to the People

    Amandla, Power to the People Just over thirty years ago, on the 6th August 1990, I packed my life into my car; said goodbye to Ōtautahi and drove to Whanganui-a-Tara to start a new era. I had been…

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Media release: Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu congratulates Georgia Latu on Award for Young Achievers

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu is delighted to celebrate Georgia Latu of Pōtiki Poi, who has received the Hiwaterangi Award for Young Achievers at this year’s Ngā Tohu Matariki o Te Tau. This prestigious annual event recognises Māori whose passion,…

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    ‘You don’t need to climb a mountain to know that it’s high’ (Paulo Coelho) There is nothing quite as exhilirating to look out over the alpine ranges and see Papatūānuku stretching out beyond the horizon.   To see…

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Media release: Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu joins Child Poverty Action Group in calling for urgent action

Tuesday, 27 July 2021 Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu welcomes a new report released by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and urgently calls for the Government to address its findings. The first year of COVID-19: Initial outcomes of our collective…

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The rain keeps on coming

    The incredible panoramic devastation as depicted by Keelan Walker showed us the impact of catastrophic flooding over the weekend. As torrential rain submerged the region, properties were cut off, and up to 900 families in Marlborough were evacuated. But…

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Te Haumanu – a health and wellbeing wānanga

The Brennan whānau held Te Haumanu a health and wellbeing wānanga that focuses on providing whānau with advice and information, so they can make informed choices about their health.
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