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1009 Te Hauāuru Mahi-a-iwi Report - September 2010

Hutia  te rito o te harakeke ,kei hea te komako e ko ?
Mau e ui mai ki au
He aha te mea nui o tēnei ao ?
Maku e kī atu
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. Ministry of Social Developement 

Child Youth and Family – On the 27th September we are due to sit with our funding Advisor with regard to our contracts – currently we are funded to deliver  Family Support Services  and Information and Advice services. 

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

There has been  an  increase in our clientele  primarily  requiring support in Housing, Advocacy work {whanau abuse}, Budgeting ,and basic support. 

2.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.    Unfortunately  due to the lack of support the last meeting scheduled for   9th September was canceled . 

3. Food Bank

 Continues to be an issue of concern , the service has been stretched of late , however we are grateful  to Nga Puna Roimata Aroha o Kaikohe for their substantial donation to this cause 

4. Meetings 

During  the month of August  we saw the commencement of Mauri ora  at Otira Marae  . This is an Indigenous framework of training in Preventative   Whanau Violence for Social Workers run by Te Korowai Aroha o Aotearoa .  Those participating have the opportunity to  become Iwi Practioners  when they graduate. 

We also have staff upgrading themselves in the use of  the computers, and learning the reo 

Naku noa na 

Gwen Tahana              Kai arahi                                              21st September  2010