NKMPT staff had the pleasure of Brett Comtpon and Oliver Mortensen present on Youth Justice Southland working with Maori 2012 - 2013. Brett spoke about National averages and trends in Maori counts in YJ(Youth Justice) and it is very pleasing to know that Southland is well below national averages in representation of Maori. Interestingly, the amount of young Maori in YJ, that dont have any Iwi affiliation identified is a staggering 45%. As Maori we know that having connection or a connection is really important and asks the question of us all - "how can we improve this?". Nga Kete acknowledged the work being done by YJ and how we link in with one another with clients and service delivery and look forward to working with more collaboration, with our friends at Child Youth and Family.
If your Whanau are ready to embark on a journey of change then dont delay - call 0800 925 242 today and ask for Karen Goffe Manager of the Whanau Ora team.
Your Journey - Your Dreams - Your Plan - Our Support
Every Wednesday at the Tauira Tautoko room at Southern Institute of Technology our Kaumatua and Kuia come together to strum out some Waiata, have a laugh and a whole lot of fun. If your interested don't be shy, pop on down and join in Whanau! Nau mae haere mai koutou...........
As part of Elder Abuse Awareness week Nga Kete hosted a High Tea for our Kaumatua at Te Toimairangi Marae. The day featured key speakers Jan Pfeifer (Age Concern) Denise Lorman (Community Law Centre) and a performance from the Kaumatua Ukelele group that meets regularly at the Tauira Tautoko student support centre at SIT on Wednesday lunch times. Our Kaumatua thoroughly enjoyed the speakers and wonderful 'High Tea' supported by Nga Kete staff.
"Arahina Ki Te Ao, Ki Te Ora"
- Leading the way towards achieving well being.
This statement signifies NKMP belief in the principle of tinorangatiratanga, that we can realise as Maori our own aspirations; that as Maori we can lead the way towards the well being of our people.
All Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu staff are Police vetted.