In Loving Memory of Ned Cook

Ned Cook joined the Mapu Maia Wellington team and the minimising gambling harm sector in 2015. He brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience of working in the addictions field for over two decades. Ned was a man of deep conviction who ought to be highly honoured. He walked through this life with a strong faith, a gentle heart, and a pioneering spirit. In the addiction field he was steadfast and true. He was a pioneering member of DRUA – a voluntary national Pasifika addiction network and he served on the Pacific Advisory Group (as well as former Chair) to the former Alcohol...

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Whāia te Tino Rangatiratanga - kia tika, kia pono, kia aroha: Be the boss you are, come correct and have it all!

Last month Te Kākano hosted a webinar as part of the DAPAANZ Addictions Practice 2020 online series. Nari Faiers (Te Kākano) and Tamati Patuwai (Mad Ave Community Trust) talked about TAO; an example of Rangatahi development through mātauranga and Kaupapa Māori. Our youth are our future and to enable them to reach their potential and to analyse a world that is rapidly changing TAO was developed. A 12 week programme that delves deeply into the practice of self-mastering and critical reflection. This mana enhancing programme is a positive pathway that has been co-designed by whanau and rangatahi...

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Regional Gamble Jam Trainings 2020/2021

As mentioned in our previous newsletters, dates for the regional gamble jams have been set. Below is a button to register to the 2020 Regional Gamble Jam trainings. Please register early to secure your place at your gamble jam trainings. All networking gamble jams will be hosted via Zoom. All training gamble jams will be hosted in person, within the region. 2020 Training Information NORTHERN Training Gamble Jam 11 November 2020 Venue: Hāpai Te Hauora - Level 1, 6-8 Pioneer Street, Henderson Time: 9am - 5pm MIDLANDS Networking Gamble Jam (ONLINE ZOOM HUI) 4 November 2020 Training Gamble Jam (...

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Wenerei Thompson

Introducing the new Tarawhiti Public Health Advisor - Wenerei Thompson

He hōnore, He kōroria ki te atua. He maungārongo ki te whenua. He whakaaro pai ki ngā tāngata katoa. Hanga e te atua he ngākau hou, Ki roto ki tēna, Ki tēna o mātou. Whakatongia tou wairua tapu. Amine. Kia ora e te whānau. Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa. Ko wai ahau? Ko Ōkahuatiu te maunga. Ko Waikakariki te awa. Ko Takitimu te waka. Ko Repongaere te roto. Ko Te hau-a-te rangi te tipuna. Ko Te poho o Hiraina te whare tipuna. Ko Pakowhai te Marae. Ko Te whanau-a-kai te iwi. Engari ka toro atu tōku hononga ki te iwi. I te taha o tōku pāpā he uri au no Waitaha me Ngati Whakauie. I te taha o tōku...

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