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1007 Te Hauāuru Mahi-a-iwi Report - July 2010

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He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata .


Tēnei te mihi nui, ki a koutou katoa .


Since our last report many things have happened for us all , but nevertheless  through working together we can accomplish much as we continue working collaboratively with each other for the holistic wellbeing of the Whanau . Bearing in mind  the above whakatauki   the following ,is an outline of the main events that we have been involved in.


1.Pu o Te Wheke Hui – Police


These meetings are held bi-monthly and are open to members of the local marae to attend, as well as local agencies.  With the valued input of kaumatua  and kuia , the police unit are able to build relationships with key personnel of surrounding marae in trying to keep our tamariki from court proceedings.   Police Sargent   Riki Whiu has asked that the takiwa minutes be sent to him , with the view of him attending these meetings from time to time


2. Ministry of Social Developoment



Child Youth and Family –  Working in conjunction with this organization  in attending an influx of Family Group Conferences, these whanau are those who  have been put into the too hard basket.


We are also experiencing an increase of  court support work , where tamariki are concerned .


Recently we commenced working with Ngapuhi Iwi Social Service in a referral role



3. Food Bank

This continues to be a major issue of concern, since our last report , recently we have had to support people as far as Kaeo , 



4. Meetings


During the month of June/July we have attend a recruitment drive for those wishing to attend training as Social Workers  with Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa.   Noho 1 will commence in August  for 10 months of the year. Those participating will graduate with a Certificate in Mauri ora  {Preventative whanau violence, maori kaupapa}allowing them to be recognized as Iwi Practioners  under an Indigenous  Framework.


On the 21st July there  is  a meeting at Te ti Marae Waitangi about the Seabed and Foreshore, Act.   A visiting  United  Nations  Professor known as Professor James  Anaya   is guest speaker. See attached Panui 



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Gwen Tahana              Kai arahi                                              20th July 2010