He Korowai : Wellness for Wāhine (Hastings : Heretaunga)

He Korowai o Ngā Aho Wāhine Hastings : Heretaunga   “E aro koe ki te hā o Hineahuone.”   E pūāwai ana tētahi korowai manaaki mō ngā wāhine o Ngāti Kahungunu, anei rā, ‘He Korowai o Ngā Aho Wāhine’.  Translated into English, The Sacred Cloak of Wāhine Māori is an initiative with a tīkanga mārae approach …

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Whenua Ūkaipō: Ko Au te Whenua, Ko te Whenua ko Au (Waitematā / Te Ara Roa)

Whenua Ūkaipō: Ko Au te Whenua, Ko te Whenua ko Au Waitematā: Tāmaki-mā-kaurau / Te Araroa   “Ko wai au a muri i te whakamomori…… Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa”   Te Whenua Ūkaipō – the place we are from, the place that nourishes the soul, the place we know we belong.  …

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A Guiding Light for Whānau (Rotorua)

Tūramarama ki te Ora – Wellness wānanga Rotorua : Waiariki   Holistic wellbeing and healing for whānau is the focus for an initiative in Rotorua called Tūramarama ki te Ora wellness wānanga.  This initiative, based in Rotorua, increases the support and capability of whānau, hapū and iwi to prevent suicide within their communities and responding …

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Starting Fresh, Healing Wounds, Developing Strong Identities (Kohukohu: Northland).

Te Tīmata Hou – A New Beginning Kohukohu : Northland   Te Tīmata Hou – A New Beginning, is a suicide prevention initiative in Northland. Created to support whānau after the loss of a loved one to suicide, their programme targets risk factors (such as grief and addictions) that can contribute to suicidal behaviour. Set …

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