Takatāpui experiences, stories and lives (Levin, Manawatū).

Story-telling with Older Takatāpui Levin : Manawatū The Story-telling with Older Takatāpui initiative is focusing on the life stories of around 10 takatāpui aged over 45. This initiative is in response to the need for more research within the Takatapui community. It is hoped that the focus on Takatāpui sharing their stories and experiences may …

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Planting the seeds of growth as a community (Hastings, Heretaunga)

Aroahaatea An initiative at a local Kindergarten in Hastings, called Aroahaatea, is bringing together whānau to develop a community garden. The aim of the Kindergarten is to be an actively engaged workplace that has a connected role within the local community.  Through gardens, they have a practical approach to supporting whānau and are able to …

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Awhi and Manaaki: Supporting Rangatahi with Cultural Identity. (Porirua)

Te Whakatipu Rangatahi             Porirua To awhi and manaaki rangatahi by developing and enhancing protective factors that will make suicidal behaviour less likely and include such things as having a secure cultural identity, access to support and help, whānau and community support and connectedness, thus improving the ability of rangatahi to deal with life’s difficulties.  Initiatives …

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Building Collective Skills, Building Suicide Prevention (Wairarapa)

Te Taura Whakapapa – Awhi whānau Masterton This initiative is designed by, with and for Māori. It builds on the previous work done through Kahungunu ki Wairarapa and focusses on building our collective skills, knowledge and abilities to deal with suicide and prevent suicide from happening in our rohe. Our three focus areas this year …

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Strengthening Whānau Through Loss with a Hikoi of Hope. (Hastings to Dunedin)

As the sun peeked over the horizon for the first time on January the 13th 2020, sleeping bags, tents, luggage and supplies piled up, one by one.  A special group gathered together on this early Monday morning and although they weren’t sure what was in store for them, they were getting ready to embark on …

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