Yesterday, the Rūnanga hosted a Rangatahi Day for our kids from Tauranga Boys, Tauranga Girls, Otūmoetai College and Te Wharekura o Mauao. Lots of fun and games but more importantly a chance to keep our kids engaged while their on school holidays!
Every Monday at Huria Marae, the whānau provide a kai, showers, clothing, transport and a place to hang out for over 30 homeless people and their whānau.
Our team were over there to help out in the kitchen, what an awesome kaupapa!!
Our staff were privileged to host Dr. Lance O’Sullivan for a korero and kai. Dr. Lance is a critical figure right now in Maori Health. He shared his passion for Maori health and gave us some insight into how we could better influence that space. Here at the Rūnanga we have a strong focus on Health in all its aspects. Our Mauri Ora Team continue to deliver projects out to our Iwi focused on improving our Health, our Home and Community Support Services provide critical care for our whanau who need support with their health and wellbeing and our Social Services Team are focused on our Taha Wairua and Taha Hinengaro. We ensure we are up with the latest technologies and methods as well as respecting our traditional ways so that we can do what’s best for our whānau when it comes to Health.
We all walked away inspired and motivated (and full!)
We have officially moved into our new office on 17th Ave! The new space has really boosted morale and the team have produced some awesome mahi since being here. Our open-plan working space encourages a more collaborative and cohesive working style. Also, every couple of weeks, one team takes the opportunity to cook lunch for everyone – so it’s a really happy environment to work in. We’ve got quiet room’s setup for team members to take confidential calls in privacy. We’ve got a breakout space if people just need to get away from their desk; we’ve got meeting rooms for formal hui and of course, our beautiful kitchen. Big thanks to our accommodation project team for making this a reality! We will be holding an official opening for the building after our AGM. Keep your eyes peeled to our Pānui page (or our facebook page) to find out the date!
Mauri Ora are partnering up again with the Centre for Health, who are offering a youth programme called 'Te Tohu Haumanu'. It is a 12-week lifestyle change programme to help young people increase their physical activity and overall health, and they still have a few spots left on their intake.
It is for rangatahi aged 12-17 and another intake will start soon for those aged 5-11 (next term). The cost of the programme will be a koha to go towards kai.
The programme runs from 7.15am - 8.40am, Tuesday's and Thursdays, with a Saturday whanau session from 8.15am - 9.15am. Rangatahi will need to be dropped off at Te Centre for Health - Manawa Ora Centre, 103 Third Ave. We are trying to arrange some transport for them to school.
If you know of any rangatahi who may want to be a part of this, or if you have any questions, please contact Danielle Diamond on 777 0428 or firstname.lastname@example.org