He Whānau Haumaru,
He Whakapapa Mau Tonu
Protect Whānau, Protect Whakapapa
Nau Mai, Haere Mai
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Like our great ancestors, we look to te pō, the space that blankets our sky each night to reveal the tapestry of stars that connect us to our past and future generations. It is in the darkness, that we see the light of our tomorrow.
The name of our guiding strategy, Te Toi Ahorangi honours our eponymous ancestor Toi te Huatahi. Te Moana a Toi, the great ocean of Toi; spans our region, Mai i Ngā Kuri a Whārei ki Tihirau. Toi is both the centre and summit of our endeavours, it affirms our worldview and status as tangata whenua. Te Toi Ahorangi acknowledges the spiritual threads that connect us to Ranginui and Papatūānuku, to the beginning of the world and to all things. These sacred threads weave our past, present and future as one. They are our connection to the pathway of all time.
Te Ara Tawhāiti o Tāwhaki
In The Now is The Pathway of All Time
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Traditionally, the reappearance of Matariki, rising in mid-winter coincided with the end of the harvest season and the start of the Māori new year. It was a time when winter food stocks were plentiful, and less work was needed in the gardens, a...
Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā!E ngā kaumoana o te waka o Toi, kia mataara.Kōtahi te hoe, he waka eke noa.E ānga whakamua, e kōkiri! The Bay of Plenty DHB has received formal notice for the withdrawal of labour on 9 June 2021 from 11am to 7pm by members...
Collaborative effort ensures kaumātua and aged care facility residents focus of vaccination rollout
A collaborative healthcare and community effort is ensuring kaumātua at marae and aged care facility residents and staff are the next focus of the COVID-19 vaccination rollout. Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) Pou Tikanga Graham Cameron...
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