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Love is in the air

     The best love Is the kind that awakens the soul  and makes us reach for more That plants a fire in the heart And brings peace to our minds……   This week our hub wished our beautiful Anastasia…

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Waiting to come home

   Enroute to Motueka   I was at a kaumatua hui this week when a question was asked of a kuia, what would she do when all her mokopuna went off to school. Her answer was immediate: “Wait for them…

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Matariki, Manaaki and Magic

    Today marks Te iwi o Matariki- when the star cluster can be seen in the pre-dawn sky. The dawning of the Matariki enables us to draw on the inspiration of the constellation of stars to welcome the first fruits…

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Sewing mends the soul

     This week I had the privilege and pleasure of attending an Enabling Good Lives event in support of Hei Whakapiki Mauri. Hei Whakapiki Mauri conduct regular hui and workshops so that whānau can meet other whānau living with disabilities,…

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The fires of Puanga

  The flames dancing high into the horizon marked the dawning of Puanga/Puaka in a special way for our new commissioning manager, Huata Arahanga. In the early morning light, the Arahanga whānau gathered at the Puanga celebrations on Koro Ruapehu….

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Wearing our love on our sleeve

  The serene beauty of Te Rāpaki-o-Te Rakiwhakaputa was the landscape for which a beloved husband, father, Pōua, coach, umpire, cousin, friend and brother was sadly laid to rest this week. Damon Ruki, (1972-2021) was celebrated by the masses; mourners…

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Going Forward

   In 2013 the village of Owaka a small town in the Clutha District, just 35km out of Balclutha, established the Owaka Going Forward campaign. The town’s population was 303 in the 2013 census, a decrease of 24 from 2006….

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The Courage to Act

  This week the nation watched a community of courage. A community that came together, to act – not to react. A community that confronted their fear and saddled up for the journey anyway. It was all about Axle. For…

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Ka Koroki Te Manu

Ka Koroki Te Manu Presentation on Whānau Ora – Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu; Nga Hau e Wha marae; Christchurch Helen Leahy, Pouārahi / Chief Executive Wednesday 27 September 2017   Presentation PDF Presentation pptx   It is our honour…

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