Taking maramataka to the world

The resurgence of maramataka is influencing the way many people go about their lives – and Rotorua is preparing to showcase it to the world. Healthy Families Rotorua is hosting worldwide online symposium, Te Hekenga-ā-Rongo next month. The livestream event will feature experts and practitioners from Aotearoa who are creating pathways for the revitalisation of […]

Potting plants with Wayne

Rotorua retiree Wayne Evans loves to teach people to fish and garden so jumped at the opportunity to share his knowledge with iwi at a recent kai wānanga at Taharangi Marae. ‘Becoming a Kai Secure Hapū’ was delivered by Ngāti Kea Ngāti Tuara with support from Healthy Families Rotorua. The event included a rongoā presentation […]

Noho ora mai Heeni

In a nod to Mahuru Māori, Healthy Families Rotorua farewelled National Strategic Communications Manager Heeni Brown with a hākari (feast), complete with kai foraged from the bush. The Healthy Families Rotorua and Te Arawa Whānau Ora (TAWO) teams celebrated several events, including Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Heeni’s departure, and new babies with a […]