Waikato: white Ribbon Day

Tuesday 25 November 2008 was the international White Ribbon Day, when people wore a white ribbon to show that they do not condone violence towards women. Te Puni Kōkiri’s Waikato Kapohia Ngā Rawa (community worker) Anaru Thompson supported the kaupapa of White Ribbon Day by appearing on the back of buses as part of the local promotions. Anaru has spent much of his professional career working in counselling and his area of interest is preventing domestic violence. Anaru is based in Morrinsville and works with local whānau and marae of Ngāti Hauā.