Whakangungu kaimahi – Workforce Development & Training

Te Whare Whaioranga

Kotahi te kī kotahi te kōrero,

kotahi te wānanga tapunui,

Tīhei mauri ora!

Te Kete Pounamu is excited to launch our Māori recovery college in the near future, Te Whare Whaioranga, a wānanga space for people with lived experience to educate, inform and share their skills, knowledge, expertise and recovery journey to:

1. Develop innovative recovery programmes;

2. Access training for workforce & leadership development;

3. Encourage reciprocal learning; and

4. Enhance community wellbeing.

Our peers who have shared their innovative ideas to date have expressed frustration at not having a space to deliver and/or not knowing how to develop, market and present their ideas. Te Whare Whaioranga is an opportunity to support our communities to share and develop their recovery ideas into sustainable and ongoing programs that they can deliver in their local spaces (and online) to enhance the wellbeing of all.

Aaryn Niuapu
Kaiwhakamana, Te Kete Pounamu
Te Rau Ora

Mā Purapura Mai

Our top priority will always be the wellbeing of our whānau, and this was apparent during level 2.5 in Tāmaki Makaurau and level 2 around the motu. Our kanohi ki te kanohi wānanga were put on hold until we could ensure the safety of our participants.

Now that we have moved to level 2 in Tāmaki Makaurau and level 1 around the motu, we shall be resuming our Mā Purapura Mai programme. We have had wonderful feedback from all our rōpū, and they are very excited to continue their journey in our Māori lived experience leadership programme.

Reflecting on this year, it is so heart-warming to meet the incredible individuals and rōpū that have come through Mā Purapura Mai and strengthen our Māori workforce.

Codey Bell
Kaiwhakarearea, Te Kete Pounamu
Te Rau Ora