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Heating or eating, sometimes there is no choice

This week we hear from the Energy Hardship Expert Panel, visit Motueka for the launch of a magical pukapuka and join other community funders on a tour through Marlborough. We also hear about a beautiful whānau business in Blenheim, Harakeke Village.
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Make your vote count

It was great to have the Whānau Ora Minister, Hon Peeni Henare, visit Te Whenua Taurikura on Friday to round out another busy week. Also in this week's Pouārahi blog, we look at Te Kōwhiringa Pōti Māori, the Māori Electoral Option.
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Leadership and legacy

Former Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern has left a long list of legacies and on Wednesday she reminded us that any one of us can be a leader. We agree, because we see it every day within our Whānau Ora partners and entities.
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Building solutions requires a foundation of trust

This week we reflect on the issue of housing affordability following the National Māori Housing Conference in Rotorua, go behind the scenes at Ōtautahi-based whānau business Kōtiro & Co, and check in with the He Waka Eke Noa research team in Motueka.
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‘I See You’

From Queenstown to Whakatū to Te Whanganui-a-Tara for the National Family Violence Conference and Masterclasses, this week was about people, power and communities doing it for themselves.
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A safe space to kōrero

The energy of the pride events in Ōtautahi and the beauty of seeing entities grow and our own kaimahi thrive; it's been a busy but joyful week of Whānau Ora in Te Waipounamu.
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Is a target of 5% ‘progressive’?

This week, after a visit to Murihiku, the Government’s ‘Progressive Procurement’ policy has been on my mind.
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Whānau know best

This week was one of new beginnings, with a new staff member on board and a new tenant welcomed into the tari. We were also happy to support Ōtautahi-based Wave entity Kai Connoisseurs as they organised a Cyclone Gabrielle fundraiser in record time.
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The power of kapa haka

This week I have to admit to feeling envious of those kaimahi who had the foresight to take leave so they could attend Te Matatini Herenga Waka Herenga Tangata National Kapa Haka Festival in Tāmaki Makaurau.
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The long road to recovery

When the first photos and texts came through from my brother at home in Te Hauke early Monday morning, I knew the signs did not bode well for the rest of Heretaunga.
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