Reconnecting with Whānau, Tupuna and Whakapapa while Singing, Laughing, and Playing (Greymouth: West Coast).

Pā Wars Whānau Wānanga Mawhera: West Coast   Kia rite!  He wānanga whakataetae-ā-Pā e haere ake nei. The Pā Wars Whānau Wānanga is a place where both culture and whakapapa thrive.  Through singing, laughing, and playing, as their ancestors did before them, the Pā Wars Wānanga provide a pathway for whānau to reconnect to one …

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Healing Through Tikanga and Te Ao Māori (Murihiku: Southland).

Hāpaitia Murihiku: Southland   A whānau centric approach aims to provide support for Māori whānau, hapu, and iwi that experience suicide risks and or are bereaved by suicide.  Hāpaitia is a principle-based suicide prevention initiative, that is based at Ngā Hau e Whā marae in Southland, Invercargill. Hāpaitia supports and guides whānau, marae and communities …

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Every Connection Matters… (Otautahi: Canterbury)

Connect Whā Promotion and Engagement Online Campaign Christchurch: Canterbury   Connect Whā is a campaign that acknowledges the importance of connection.  This initiative raises awareness around four points of connection when engaging with community and whānau and their importance in this space. The four distinct points of connection include: Wairua, (Rongoa, karakia, mirimiri etc) Whānau …

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Strengthened resilience to make dreams a reality: Building Better Men (Ōtepoti/ Dunedin).

Building Better Men Dunedin: Southland There are various opinions on how men should be. This stigma has played a massive part in how men are living in today’s society. The expectations and labels that have been created have put a lot of pressure on mana tāne. The ‘Building Better Men’ initiative has been established to …

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Building an Inclusive and Resilient Whānau

Te Koti Whānau Hauora Christchurch: Te Wai Pounamu   Koti Whānau Hauora is an initiative in Christchurch that has a core vision to build whānau inclusivity and strengthen whānau and individual resilience.  They are fundamentally shifting views with the intention to prevent suicide in their region.  Te Koti Whānau Hauora seeks to awhi those who …

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Mentoring and Practices Passed Down Through Generations (Dunedin)

He Manawa Titi Dunedin He Manawa Titi, founded on long-held Māori traditions, stories and practices passed down through the generations, is an initiative with a strong focus on rangatahi Māori.  He Manawa Titi  work with rangatahi Māori tane (15-24 years old) in monthly wānanga, where the primary focus will be learning Mau Rākau and Kapahaka.  …

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