Whakatū rōpū received an invitation from the whānau of Maata Waka Māori mental health and addiction support group to come to Greymouth to whakawhanaunga (get to know one another). A reporter from the Grey Star newspaper came out to take a photo (the photo with this story) and to write an article about Te Kete Pounamu.
Many thanks to Pauline and Margaret for hosting us and sharing your awesome whakaaro (ideas). Whakatū rōpū felt great about the meeting, hearing the mahi being done and the strength of the voice of Māori in the Greymouth community. We look forward to staying connected and meeting up again in Whakatū at the next quarterly hui.
Pictured whānau at the regional hui in Greymouth – Pauline Southorn, Margaret Manuel (Maata Waka Mental Health and Addictions Support Group) with Judith Stokes holding the kete, Nui Tainui, left, Maaka Delft Klootwyk, Kerri Butler and Sheryl Takiari.
PICTURE Credit: Laura Mills – Grey Star Newspaper