Update from Ōtepoti Regional Rōpū

Over alert level 2, our rōpū continued to treat each day with caution, including with the remainder of the meetings we had planned for the rest of this year. Our steering rōpū members have managed to get out and about for a cuppa coffee at one of the local cafes. These catch-ups have provided our members time to talk about one another’s overall wellbeing, separate from mahi commitments. Sue has done a great job communicating with me throughout the weeks to arrange these catch-ups to ensure we remain connected during these times.

Our rōpū are looking forward to the play that we are creating, thanks to some funding from the Mental Health Foundation through the Like Minds, Like Mine community grant we were successful for. Our rōpū are yet to set a date for the play, but once we have decided on a date, this will be released to public in upcoming months.

We have two new whānau Kristine and Merehana who are potentially interested in being part of our Te Kete Pounamu Steering Rōpū. They have been encouraged to attend our next steering rōpū hui to see first-hand whether they think Te Kete Pounamu is something they would like to contribute towards and can also benefit from personally.






The Dunedin Community House in Dunedin at our Regional Hui on the 19th of February 2020. Thanks Kerri and Kelli-Anne









Our Ōtepoti Rōpū at the Royal Albatross Centre and Cafe 10th July 2020


Haki Davis
Te Kete Pounamu Regional Lead ki Ōtepoti