New Round of Whānau Ora Funding Opens

New Round of Whānau Ora Funding Opens Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu, the South Island Whānau Ora commissioning agency, is calling for applications to invest in whānau capability and wellbeing.  Local groups focusing on strengthening whānauwill benefit from a new…

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Rise Up for Our Whānau

“For me to get through the toughest periods in my life, I had to look within to find the energy to do it.  I don’t give up.  Never have.  Never will.”    – Jonah Lomu   We end this week…

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Maraka! Maraka!

In the stories of old, the ruru (morepork) watched over the world as a bird of the night.  Although its call has been widely interpreted as a sign of bad news, the Hui-ā-Iwi of Kāi Tahu sought to bring a…

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The Magic of Murihiku – Whānau deserve the best.

I was thinking about the way that speakers sometimes draw on the strength of the kōrero, Tū Te Ihi, Tū Te Wehi, Tū Te Wana, to encourage us to focus on the power, the awesome potential and the thrill that…

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Heal-thy land, Heal-thy people

At the opening of the Conservation Week launch on Thursday night, Te Marino Lenihan, on behalf of Ngāi Tūāhuriri,  spoke directly to the theme of Healthy Nature, Healthy People.    “Toitū te marae o Tangaroa; Toitū te marae o Tāne;…

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Kotahitanga – Going far, together!

“In Africa they have a saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” What an awesome weekend!  First there was the Silver Ferns winning the fourth and final test of the Constellation…

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Mauri Ora! Hauora!

There is a beautiful whakatauki I heard the other day: ‘miria te pounamu piata ana: polish the gem till the brilliance shines through.’   In many ways it could be the vision statement for what is happening at Hauora Pai…

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We Make the Road by Walking

The teacher is of course an artist, but being an artist does not mean that he or she can make the profile, can shape the students. What the educator does in teaching is to make it possible for the students…

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The Week of the Garden

Kia tika te mārama me hakatō e ngā māra When the moon is right then plant the crops   This week has been the week of the garden.   The painter, Claude Monet, once said that “my garden is my…

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Update on the Koukourārata Wānanga Taiao (Environmental Learning Centre)

Update on the Koukourārata Wānanga Taiao (Environmental Learning Centre) Launch of the Project: The Koukourārata Wānanga Taiao and partnership between Koukourārata Rūnanga and Lincoln University entities was launched formally with a Pōwhiri at Koukourārata on Saturday, 13 June 2015. Led…

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