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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week we look for inspiration to help us get through difficult times. We catch up with the Omicron response in Waitaha and Te Tai Poutini, and receive updates from Wave 14 initiatives, as well as welcoming two new kaimahi.
This week we celebrate Tā Tipene who was awarded New Zealander of the year last night. We highlight details from our Wave 11 evaluation report, and we announce the opening of Tama Ora and Tai Neke, Tai Ora two funds that focus on hauora.
This week we are responding to some 340 applications that have come in through Wave 16 or as part of our Omicron response. We drop in on a couple of entities that are supporting whānau with fresh fruit and vegetables as part of Kōanga Kai.
This week we reflect on the comfort and compassion of our kuia, as we look to develop new strategies to combat family violence, promote mental health, and advocate for whānau in front of two select committees.