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Everyone was the same

This week we made a convoy trip to Kaikōura: Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu; Whānau Ora Navigators; Mel Tainui, Whānau Ora Coach; Linda Ngata – our Whānau Connector; Te Puni Kōkiri; the Community Law Centre; the very distinguished Professor Regan…

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​Te Rangi Paruhi : Clear Skies Ahead

This week our entire team left the building. Not in protest, but for a purpose.  To plan, to dream, to focus our thoughts on the year ahead. Our Innovation Director, Haydon Richards, referred to the name, Te Rangi Paruhi. It…

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Time to Smell the roses

    Yes, ‘tis the season to be jolly, to express the love we have in our hearts every day but through the bustle and business of the daily grind, sometimes forget to share.      Let’s make this Christmas…

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Together we are Stronger

As I travelled to the airport in Dunedin, after a tumultuous day of hailstones and gales, there was a break in the storm and sudden burst of light.   It reflected the type of week I’d had.   Stories and statistics of…

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A gypsy at heart

“We are all wanderers on this earth. Our hearts are full of wonder and our souls are deep with dreams” — Gypsy proverb When I was a new teenager, I remember being desperate to get my ears pierced.   Every other…

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The Power of Us

This week our team had a fabulous day together, utilising the strengths finder framework to mobilise the energy we need as a team, to respond to the ever-present challenge of the Whānau Ora approach.  One of our tasks in the…

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An Elixir for the Soul

Last Sunday night, I travelled up to Motuweka/Motueka to take part in the launch of Waka Whenua.    On my Dad’s side I have ancestors lying in the family cemetery at Lower Moutere Valley, in Motuweka itself and Riuwaka/Riwaka.   The…

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Aotearoa shaken up this week

The images coming over the newswires have been staggering.   The land literally ripped apart.   Pāua and koura stranded on a desolate seashore.   Piles of rubble all that are left of homes.    A group of cows perched perilously on a hilltop…

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Imagine a world better than this one

At dawn on Sunday the 6th of November 2016 the waka Tara-ki-uta and Tara-ki-tai were blessed by Matua Tom Mathews on the shores of Kaiteriteri Beach at the top of the South. The blessing was supported by Uncle Rore and…

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The hungry caterpillar, the incubator and the Medal of Honour

Transformation through Innovation The late composer and musician, Hirini Melbourne, wrote a beautiful waiata Pūrerehua, which is frequently heard sung in our kōhanga and our home. Pürerehua rere runga hau, Papaki parirau, Rere runga hau; (Ka piki, ka piki Runga…

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