Latest news from across the motu

Whānau Ora partners and entities across Te Waipounamu have been busy this month, and we have been proud to be alongside them.
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Rangatahi mā, applications for RUIA and Tama Ora are open!

Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu are excited to let rangatahi Māori in Te Waipounamu, Rakiura and Rēkohu/Wharekauri know that applications for RUIA and Tama Ora are open!
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Waitangi Day 2024: In pursuit of kotahitanga

It has been 184 years since Te Tiriti o Waitangi was first signed in Waitangi on February 6, 1840. When it was signed, it was done so in the spirit of unity and partnership.
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WAVE social impact investment set to make a difference for hundreds more whānau in Te Waipounamu

A pioneering social impact investment fund supporting Māori businesses and initiatives in the South Island is calling for applications for its 18th funding round.
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Tonoa mai ināianei!

E te iwi, we are excited to let you know that WAVE 18, our flagship social innovation fund, and Tai Neke, Tai Ora are now open!
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‘Let aroha drive the mahi’

New partnerships forged, the ‘aroha economy’; as we head into the holidays, it is timely to remember that, in our communities, we can be the difference.
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Our mokopuna are our everything

This week we highlight the incredible network of Mokopuna Ora Connectors spread throughout Te Waipounamu, take a trip to Rakiura, spend some time on the water with Te Waka Pounamu and take a look at what’s growing in the māra kai at Omaka Marae.
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Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa

I start the week reminded of this whakataukī, Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa, which speaks to the importance of connection, of staying connected, and of maintaining dialogue so that, together, we can continue to move forward.
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‘I belong’

As Canterbury enjoys a well-deserved day off, we are getting ready for an exciting two days out at Pacific Series 2023 – a rugby league tournament that brings together teams from all over Aotearoa and the Pacific.
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Good to be home

This week, we share photos from Te Mana Kuratahi, head to Akaroa to hear about the difference Uruora is making for whānau and share details of two upcoming exhibitions that showcase the depth of talent among our Māori artists in Te Waipounamu.
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