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Success through unity of purpose

This week we are celebrating the magic of the Whānau Ora network, as we hold our first regional engagement hui with Navigation Partners and receive updates from Wave entities throughout the motu.
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Health Is Wealth

Over the recent weeks, we have been carefully watching the COVID-19 cases creeping back up. We are reflecting on the importance of hauora and encouraging whānau to be vigilant when it comes to basic health measures.
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A new future for health

This week we acknowledge the implementation of the health reform, and celebrate a new announcement that will affect our Tama Ora funding. And our boards and senior staff gather together for a strategy day.
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Mānawatia a Matariki

This week we join with Aotearoa in celebrating Matariki. We celebrate Pride Month, and hear updates from kaimahi who have travelled to Wharekauri/Rēkohu, Waitangi and Murihiku.
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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 BIG voice

This week we challenge ourselves to speak up for what we believe in. We celebrate Samoan Language Week, and acknowledge the success of our Whānau Ora Navigators. Two of our Wave entities are recognised in the media and we launch a new webpage.
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Momentum

This week we reflect on the momentum that Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu has built over the years, and the potential that Budget 2022 offers us to keep building. We check in with Whānau Ora Navigators at Tumai Ora, and our Tama Ora panel meets.
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The time is now

This week we introduce our interim Pouārahi, Ivy Harper and Vanessa Hutchins, and we share some more photos from our poroporoaki for Helen Leahy. We receive an update from Tū Anō and celebrate the launch of Mahara Lane photo booth.
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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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