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  • 14 June 2021

    Ruta helps herself and her community

    Ruta Aloisio knows there are plenty of issues that need dealing with in her Ōtara community and got to the stage where she wanted to do something to help.

  • 10 June 2021

    Loving the country that loves you through te reo Māori

    Madison, said she wanted to give back to the country that gave her a home “and to keep up with what my kids were learning at school”. She did this by learning te reo Māori.

  • 9 June 2021

    Taking the opportunity to help people

    For Mike, education is about helping people reach their goals in life, which involves building a range of skills and capabilities.

  • 8 June 2021

    Jordon’s feeling fine with rongoā

    He’s faced more challenges than most people will ever have to but a belief in rongoā Māori means Jordon Wansbrough is living a productive life and helping others lead better and healthier lives.

  • 3 June 2021

    Tori-Analee-Analee the tā moko artist

    Tori-Analee, who will graduate with a degree in Rauangi (Māori visual arts) from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa next year, is a self-taught artist. She developed her talent and skill by drawing images she liked in her art books.

  • 02 June 2021

    Raranga, a meditative and healing process

    For Cathrine Randall, the practice of raranga is a meditative and healing process. These days, the former hairdresser helps tauira learning raranga – the art of Māori weaving - at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Whanganui.

  • 01 June 2021

    Anevili aims to keep climbing

    Anevili Kirifi has often found herself in leadership roles at work, so to give herself the qualification she needed to advance, she enrolled in the Introduction to Team Leadership programme.

  • 30 May 2021

    Gareth’s campaign is keeping it reo

    Gareth Kahui walked through the doors at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa's Ngāmotu (New Plymouth) campus to learn te reo Māori five years ago. And he hasn't left since.

  • 28 May 2021

    Finding deeper meaning in whakairo

    Chris Daymond, a police officer recently completed his Kāwai Raupapa – Whakairo at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Palmerston North. Tauira are guided through practical projects while learning the hands-on processes the art requires from experienced carvers.

  • 25 May 2021

    Scaffolding company uplifting whānau and iwi

    A desire to contribute to her iwi has seen a South Auckland scaffolding company grow from nothing to 18 staff in a little over two years.

  • 24 May 2021

    Tough background drives desire to help rangatahi

    Being born and bred in Belfast Crescent in the Gisborne suburb of Kaiti has helped drive Coby Te Pairi’s desire to help at-risk rangatahi (youth).

  • 19 May 2021

    Teresa’s reo journey – a commitment for life

    Teresa Kenny had been teaching for more than two decades but was still looking for new ways to get more te reo Māori into her classroom.

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