This year's theme is Manaaki Tangata, a call to action to strengthen a strong cultural identity in the prevention of suicide.
Last year a representative of each participating kapa or group signed a community accord, which asked that we collectively participate in a community information network as a proactive step to keeping our whanau safe from suicide.
Te Whare Tu, Te Whare Ora 2017 will introduce new opportunities for participating groups and build on the aspirations of the community accord.
This year Te Whare Tu, Te Whare Ora will also be supporting the launch of a locally produced poetry book Ties That Bind Us which many of our kaumatua and whanau have contributed poetry and short stories to – Mauri ora whanau.
Key contact: Leoma Tawaroa, phone (03) 214 5260