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Te Puna Waimarie

  Te Puna Waimarie, Te Puna Hauaitu, Te Puna Karikari –  The pools of frozen water; The pools of bounty; The pools dug by the hand of man There is a particular whakataukī of Ngai Tahu which inspired us when…

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Building your own whare

  A simple pull-down banner can say a lot.   So it was that at the education symposium, Kā au Kahuraki, we learnt about the vision for self-determination being signed up to by the Ministry of Education, the New Zealand…

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Starry Heavens Above

  “Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the more often and steadily we reflect upon them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me.  Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason…

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#Choosing To Challenge

  #ChoosetoChallenge “Each of us is called upon to take a stand. So in these days ahead, as we examine ourselves and each other, our works, our fears, our differences, our sisterhood and survivals, I urge you to tackle what…

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The State of Perturbation

  He Kotuku kai – whakaata When I attended Teachers’ College in the 80s, a group of us grabbed a couple of tents and headed for Okarito.  We’d all been reading The Bone People and so it was a hikoi…

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TupuToa : Walking in the light of our tupuna

  TUPU Ka tupu te moko taro me aravei i te vai ora.Young taro shoots will grow if they meet lifegiving water.    Tupu is about flourishing, thriving and growing into who you were meant to be given the best conditions. Metaphorically, tupu also…

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A kind word, a kind look

  This week something very special happened. On Wednesday morning I received a beautiful photo from Aukaha champion – the Manager of Health and Social Services – Chris Rosenbrock.  [www.aukaha.co.nz] “I wanted to share this picture with you that I…

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Be a good ancestor

  As Dame Whina Cooper said: “Take care of our children Take care of what they hear Take care of what they see Take care of what they feel For how the children grow So will be the shape of…

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Media release Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu calls for Oranga Tamariki to invest in whānau as a first resort

PĀNUI PĀPĀHO / MEDIA RELEASE 28 January 2021 Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu calls for Oranga Tamariki to invest in whānau as a first resort Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu hopes that the recent changes to Oranga Tamariki leadership present…

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