Update from Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Ngā mihi nui e te whānau

In this edition of our e-pānui, we have included a picture of some flowering harakeke.  Within our steering group of Te-Whanganui-a-Tara, we often talk about “Puāwai” (to blossom/come to flower). It reminds me how beautiful it is to see whānau who have faced challenges with their well-being, and given the support and opportunity are able to grow and blossom.  Te-Whanganui-a-Tara are blossoming as a region, steering group and individually.  Much like the image of the harakeke, we are not alone, and we have the support of each other, our Te Kete Pounamu and Te Rau Ora whānau.

We are excited to announce our application for the grant from Like Minds Like Mine was approved, and we can begin our mahi to produce a piece of work that addresses Stigma and Discrimination through a Te Ao Māori lens.


Nicola Clarke
Regional Lead
Te Kete Pounamu ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara