Past Webinar

The Remembering, Light & Pūmanawa of Within

Tuihana Ohia - When did you take, make, create time and space to remember the light, the superpowers within?

E ngaki ana a mua, e tōtō mai ana a muri

First clear the weeds, then plant

Make time for mind weeding (Dr Elder, 2020)

We were joined by Tuihana Ohia (Ngāi te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga, Te Arawa, Ngāi Pākehā) who lead us on a guided journey into a calm space of wellbeing, to lead us into Christmas and beyond. When did you take, make, create time and space to remember the light, the superpowers within? Let’s pause, give ourselves permission to pause, take a moment of reflection and bask in remembering the light of us and our pūmanawa. Let’s clear the weeds.

We wish to thank WordsWorth Interpreting for the incredible service provided for our Community Research live webinar. The final recording of the webinar, however, does not have a visual of the interpreters onscreen with Tuihana due to technical difficulties. Our sincere apologies to anyone who wanted to access the NZSL services provided. We will be including NZSL in our webinars for 2023 so they may be shared as a resource in the future.

Whakatauki sourced: Dr Hinemoa Elder (2020). “Aroha”. pgs 45-47.

About the Presenter – Tuihana Ohia

Founder & Director – Woo Wellbeing
Kaiwhakahere Hauora, Wellbeing Manager – Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki, Auckland Council
Ngāi te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga, Te Arawa, Ngāi Pākehā

Tuihana comes with a wealth of experience within the wellbeing space, seamlessly navigating across and within a diverse range of organisations both Māori and mainstream, community and corporate. Recognised as one of Aotearoa’s leading wellbeing navigators and practitioners she has won several awards for her work, notably with the launch of Manaaki Peer to Peer Support initiatives in Vodafone and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa’s wellbeing programme Tau Ora.

Recently, Tuihana was appointed Kaiwhakahaere Hauora, Wellbeing Manager for Auckland Council serving over 7.500 kaimahi. Alongside this role, Tuihana is an Associate with Centre for Social Impact, co-founder of Rāngai – The Wellbeing Collective, Co-Producer of Hui Ora an online summit showcasing and elevating the indigenous voice of hauora, sits on the board of Ember Innovations, a Mental Health Innovator and recently produced a podcast series as part of Tātou tātou a collaboration with Hui E!, VNZ and CSI.

This Webinar was held

11am - 12pm
6 Dec
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