This year has been a rollercoaster ride of different directions, though we collectively remain focussed on capturing our people’s voices so we can continue to strive towards influencing positive change for Māori. Learning to check in with ourselves and regularly take time to practice our self-care techniques and focus on what keeps ourselves well is equally as important.
After another month of uncertainty throughout our nation and an influx of mixed emotions among our whānau, there have been slightly less regional hui over the last few months. There has been a strong voice among our whānau of the importance in taking the time to slow down and truly focus on our individual wellbeing and providing support to our own whānau during these times of uncertainty.
Our regional leads have continued to remain in close communication with their steering rōpū members about ‘where to from here’. As a collective, Te Kete Pounamu are beginning to think about new and innovative ways to ensure we remain connected with whaiora Māori, irrespective of which alert level we may be in.
The core of who we are as Te Kete Pounamu comes from our whānau voice, so it is vital that we continue to hear their voices to ensure we are heading in the right direction for our people.
Kia Kaha, Kia Toa, Kia Manawanui
Ihomatua Kaiwhakahaere, Te Kete Pounamu
Te Rau Ora