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Story written on Nov 03, 2018
Maramataka in urban spaces
In October the Te Pū a Nga Maara collective facilitated a field trip for South Auckland rangatahi to experience mātauranga Māori and maramataka in urban spaces. The collective includes Auckland...
Story written on Oct 15, 2018
Healthy choice the easy choice at Papakura Netball Centre
A ‘health by stealth’ approach to the food system at Papakura Netball Centre has been adopted by the sports venue this year to help make healthy food and beverage choices,...
Story written on Sep 27, 2018
Strengthen your wellbeing, let nature in
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018, Healthy Families Manukau, Manurewa-Papakura are partnering with Hāpai te Hauora and the Mental Health Foundation to encourage wellbeing, using ancient Māori techniques....
Story written on Aug 31, 2018
Students take a stand around Wai
Mangere College is leading the way as a Pro- Water school in South Auckland and the initiative is being led by the students. The high school’s Health Council is taking...
Story written on Jul 19, 2018
Maramataka: Māori systems return in South Auckland
More than 500 people participated in the Te Mata o Rehua placemaking and food systems initiative in June. Aligning with Matariki, signifying the first month of the Māori lunar calendar,...
Story written on Jun 25, 2018
New Carving Symposium and culturally inspired market take centre stage in Manukau for Matariki
To celebrate the season of Matariki ten local carvers will tell the stories of the stars, creating a unique maramataka (Māori lunar calendar) portable stone compass in Manukau. Led by...
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