Throughout the rāhui period, our steering rōpū have hosted online hui which have been focussed on providing whanaungatanga and manaakitanga to our whānau within the Te Whanganui-a-Tara rohe.
Whānau who joined our hui via the zoom platform, appreciated the offer of support and opportunity to connect and kōrero with others. Te Kete Pounamu were able to check-in with whānau, to ensure that they felt safe within their space and had what they needed during this time.
Te Whanganui-a-Tara is a large rohe so it can be challenging at times to ensure adequate communication is provided everywhere. We are a new rōpū and are continuing to build our capacity in this rohe. As the regional lead I welcome any kōrero and whakaaro from whānau Māori throughout this region and extend the invite to whānau Māori who would like to gain insight or be more actively involved with who we are within Te Kete Pounamu ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara.
Nau mai, haere mai.
“Whānau keep safe in your mirumiru”
“Rome wasn’t built in a day”
Nicola Clarke, Regional Lead