“Te Arawa Whanau Ora Collective – located at the Korowai Aroha Health Centre on Hinemoa Street – has been working for more than a year to build a system that meets the needs of whanau by supporting them to dream, plan and achieve their goals.”
The collective is made up of the following organisations:
Aroha Mai Cancer Support; Korowai Health Services; Te Ropu a Iwi o Te Arawa Charitable Trust; Te Kahui Hauora Trust; Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa; Te Runanga o Ngati Pikiao; Te Utuhina Manaakitanga Trust; Te Waiariki Purea Trust; and Tipu Ora Charitable Trust
“According to project manager Mala (Ngaroma) Grant, Te Arawa Whanau Ora is about reminding whanau that they have the right to dream.”
Their website offers information that is relevant to each generation. Visitors are able to create CVs, get useful tips on how to budget and save money for their tamariki. As well as links to free gardening courses, education and on-the-job training opportunities, the website showcases the range of support services offered by providers within the collective.