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World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day 2019

“He kokonga ngākau e kore e kitea” September the 10 each year marks International World Suicide Prevention Day.  A time to reflect,  a time for remembrance,  a time to reach out to others. Just before the exciting All Blacks vs Tonga game started on Saturday; the...

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He Ora Pai: We deserve to live a good life!

He Ora Pai: We deserve to live a good life!

Consistently, young people, males and Māori have experienced disproportionately high rates of suicide in Aotearoa since these losses have been counted. For Māori, the loss to suicide has affected many whānau, with  losses amongst our youth and young adults, in both...

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It just takes someone to reach out

It just takes someone to reach out

Waiata are powerful medium to express how we are feeling, it is one of the most creative and often spiritual methods of sharing stories and giving messages. Two years ago, Maimoa created this beautiful bilingual waiata, ‘we are human’.  It recognises depression and...

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Health Benefits of a Strong Cultural Identity

Health Benefits of a Strong Cultural Identity

For  generations, Māori emphasised the health benefits of possessing and sustaining a strong cultural identity. Knowing who your people are, where they come from and participating in cultural activities are well evident in promoting a sense of belonging, self-worth...

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