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The Healing Power of Purple Mink

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.
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The kale that grew

Our beloved Pouārahi Helen Leahy announces her resignation and reflects on seven wonderful years immersed in the magic elixir of Whānau Ora.
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The Greatest Love of All

This week we welcome the new beginnings of Whiro and stay encouraged by the aroha and support that we've seen from our Kai Hub, local businesses such as Atutahi, and all of our wonderful kaimahi and their incredible work throughout Te Waipounamu.
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If you got it going on

This week we're reminded to manifest our strength for all of our whānau. Omicron is rapidly spreading throughout our communities but our busy lives aren't slowing down – our tamariki and rangatahi have been front of mind this week.
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A Full Moon

This week we look to the inspiration of a full moon to shine light on some of the developments across Te Waipounamu – such as Securing the mauri of Moawhitu; a visit to Korimako Gardens; and Tauira o Te Ahumahi Wūru.
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Not While I’m Around

This week we join the chorus in congratulating Tia Potae who won the primary industries award at the New Zealand Women of Influence awards. We also check in on the progress with Wave 16 and get an update from Te Ahi Wairua o Kaikōura.
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The Formula for Harmony

This week we reflect on the meaning of tradition and rituals as we celebrated the Chinese New Year. We also take a look at some Kōanga Kai initiatives happening down south in Hokonui and Waihao, where whānau are gathering the treasures of spring.
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Waiora – the waters of life

This week we reflect on the increasing need to strengthen our mauri and waiora in the face of Omicron; we look forward to the reopening of Te Kīwai and celebrate a new arrival with our Wave entity Kai & Kutz.
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Project Joy

This week we focus on finding moments of joy amongst the uncertainty of Omicron, connecting with whānau at Wave 16 workshops, touring Kōanga Kai māra and visiting with the team at Māui Studios.
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Finding the treasure

This week we reflect on the perspective of our tamariki; we prepare for Wave 16 and celebrate our Tama Ora kaupapa; we come together for a team BBQ; Hawaiki Kura delivers Pita Ora in Te Tau Ihu, and Warrior Princess runs a holiday programme in Temuka
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