Māori Wardens Assist at Royal Visit
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were welcomed onto Tūrangawaewae Marae in Ngāruawāhia in early November. The event attracted a crowd of nearly 3,000 people. Māori Wardens from across the motu came to help and assist on the day.
He Kupu nā Te Rau
Ngā mihi o te wā ki a koutou katoa.
As you can see by my photo that it is getting closer to Christmas! So I thought I'd get in the Festive spirit also.
More importantly however we have the newest edition of Aroha ki te Tangata - Raumati, our reformatted quarterly newsletter which profiles the fantastic work that Māori Wardens continue to do in our rural and urban communities and beyond the marae gates.
Ngāti Toa Māori Wardens Praised for Service to Community
The brave, the selfless and the safety-conscious received Safety in the City Awards from the Wellington City Council for their contribution to keeping Wellington safe including the Ngāti Toa Māori Wardens.
Seeing the Kids Happy and Seeing Them Safe. That's All the Recognition I Need.
Earlier this year a humble Māori Warden was nominated as a finalist at the national New Zealand Pride Awards, we talk with Huhana (Susan) Tūkaki about her service as a Warden which spans nearly two decades.
He Ringa Raupā: Tauwiratanga Hita
Tauwiratanga Hita is a Māori warden who for over 25 years, has been helping her community since becoming a teacher's aide at Bream Bay College in Ruakākā.
In this edition we catch up with this industrious lady from the North to learn a little bit more about her.
Wharekauri: First Time Encounter
Diana Kawana regional co-ordinator for Wellington, Kāpiti, Horowhenua and Manawatū visited Wharekauri for the first-time. As we catch up with her we find out a little bit more about the rural island.
Murihiku Māori Wardens Win Supreme Community Award
Murihiku Māori Wardens have taken out the Supreme Award at the 2015 Trustpower Invercargill Southland Community Awards.
Wardens Provide Event Leadership at National Kapa Haka Competitions
Five thousand people watched 47 primary and intermediate schools at the National Primary Kapa Haka competitions held at the Palmerston North Arena Centre in November.
Governance and Financial Literacy Training
In November 2014 two pilot workshops were held in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) and Te Papaioea (Palmerston North) that offered targeted governance and financial literacy training to Māori Wardens.
The Pride Of Our Community
Māori Warden Thomas Henry is often thanked when he picks up a child off the street and drops them home, but occasionally he isn’t.
Tāmaki Wardens Praised For Work At Cricket World Cup
At a ceremony held at the Auckland Town Hall in May this year, North Shore and Tāmaki Māori Wardens were acknowledged for their work during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
Ōtepoti creating more Māori Wardens
Dunedin will soon have a group of more than 20 Māori wardens taking turns patrolling the streets at night and during big events.
Keeping The Situation Cool
Often a calm reassuring word from a respected person is all it takes to diffuse a situation that has the potential to get out of hand.
Rolling with the Governor General Kahungunu style
For the first time in 30 years Kohupātiki Marae in Hastings hosted Governor General Sir Jerry and Lady Janine Matepārae signalling a four-day tour across the region.
Got Any Good Warden Stories? Or Story Tips?
If you know something that a Warden has done that is great for the community, know of anyone who has accomplished something great or is just a really amazing person – we want to hear from you!
Contact your nearest Te Puni Kōkiri regional co-ordinator and we will work to get them featured in the next quarterly edition of Aroha ki te Tangata.
He Kupu nā Te Rau
It has been over three years since the last edition and it’s great to have it back to profile the fantastic work that Māori Wardens continue to do in our rural and urban communities and beyond the marae gates.