Living Invisible…

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Imagine being struck down by excruciating soreness in your knees and joints, huge pressure pushing on your legs and arms and hot searing pain traveling down your back. Next combine that with a full body ache and fatigue so great you can’t even form a thought along with sensitivity to light so bad that the only option is to lay still in a darkened room while being overcome by pain that you are [ Continue Reading ]

Poupou Karanga Wānanga on Chatham Islands

Wharekauri April 2014

A mother and grandmother who completed the Poupou Karanga in 2013 had a goal in her whanau plan to bring the Poupou Karanga wānanga to the Chatham Islands. This dream was fulfilled in August 2014 as 18 women gathered for a weekend supported by 3 Tutors from Te Wānanga o Raukawa in an exciting weekend of learning, sharing, discovery, tears and joy. The learning included reflecting on places of [ Continue Reading ]

New report from Te Puni Kōkiri – Understanding whānau-centred approaches

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Te Puni Kōkiri report on Whanau Ora (2010-2016) focused on strengthening provider capability to design and deliver whanau centered approaches. Click here to access this report The following is an excerpt from their Executive Summary: The terms ‘Whānau Ora approach’ and ‘whānau-centred approach’ refer to a culturally grounded, holistic approach focused on improving the wellbeing of whānau [ Continue Reading ]

Participatory Leadership Facilitation and Evaluation Workshop Series

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Join Rita S Fierro, Ph.D and Kataraina Pipi for a day of experiential learning. Learn how engagement processes can be combined with evaluation knowledge for original data collection, increased community contributions, and productive and well-documented conversations. Rita S. Fierro, Ph.D. is a social researcher, program evaluator, organizational development consultant, activist, and trainer who [ Continue Reading ]