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It takes a village to heal this struggling suburb

It takes a village to heal this struggling suburb

By Mark Dalder – originally published via Newsroom Photo: Marc Daalder The Whangarei suburb of Otangarei has one of the region’s highest unemployment rates, but Te Hau Āwhiowhio ō Otangarei Trust wants to change that through tikanga Māori. Marc Daalder...
Raranga Wahakura Waikawa

Raranga Wahakura Waikawa

Cassandra Moar, Taitokerau weaver, shared her knowledge and craft with interested wahine – several of whom were new to weaving harakeke. The wahakura are specially designed to provide a safe sleeping option for pepi. The wananga acknowledges Sleep Safe week...
Woof Ruff Ruff

Woof Ruff Ruff

Ruakaka Dog Rescue had bags of dog food & training treats available to doggies in need.  What a pawsome service! Find out more about Ruakaka Dog Rescue and how you can help.

Backing a P-Free OT

Te Ara Oranga is a pilot Methamphetamine Demand Reduction strategy, aimed at decreasing the number of Northlanders harmed by methamphetamine.  Launched this month, it will provide treatment, therapy, health promotion, cultural and peer support to encourage quitting P....