Month: May 2021

The neighbourhood that wants kids playing outside for long term health and wellbeing

A group of neighbours from Celadon Place in Wiri lead the way in designing and planning their first Community Play Streets for Tāmaki Makaurau or “Play Streets” event over the weekend. A temporary road closure was put in place from 11.30am to 4pm and the street was open for unrestricted play. A brightly hand painted …

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It takes a village: Meet the Women putting community first

From left to right: Cath Poutney, Maxine and Angela Katipa (Te Mahia Community Village Play Streets organisers) It was a foggy Saturday morning when the Te Mahia Community Village Manager Maxine rose at 4.30am on ANZAC weekend. Normally reserved for relaxing and remembrance, the day ahead would be a whirlwind of planning, activity and most …

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PM calls for national roll-out of Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae initiative

Lionel Hotene, Kaitiaki Matua, giving Prime Minister Ardern a tour of the whenua. Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae hosted Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on April 20 to share their kaupapa around addressing food insecurity in South Auckland. The marae are champions in regenerative growing practices within an urban setting. Along with the culturally diverse community, the marae …

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