Aroha in action hui: Healing through mātauranga Māori

This keynote recording from the Aroha in Action Family Start Hui 2023 features Koha Aperahama (Ngati Hine, Ngāpuhi). Koha shares taonga tuku iho and asks ‘what legacy are we leaving our mokopuna?’.

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Aroha in Action Family Start Hui 2023: Healing through mātauranga Māori (transcript)


Koha Aperahama, Te Whatu Ora

Ngati Hine, Ngāpuhi

Koha Aperahama is the Principal Advisor for the Well Child Tamarki Ora Early Years initiative. Her connections to whānau, whanaunga, whenua and te taiao have guided her to a strong background in nursing, Well Child Tamarki Ora and midwifery. Koha is passionate about utilising mātauranga Māori in her mahi and is excited to help change the way we support our tamariki and whānau in the early years of development.

Noel Woods, Mana Mokopuna Children and Young People's Commission

Te Āti Awa, Ngāti Porou, Ngā Ruahinerangi

A passionate advocate for young people, Noel Woods collaborates closely with whānau, hapū, iwi and communities to unlock their potential. A pā boy raised at Waiwhetū Marae, he embodies te reo and tikanga Māori, and has a passion for the revitilisation of te reo Māori through music, video, stage performance and education. As Pou Whakahaere at Mana Mokopuna Children and Young People's Commission, he leads the Mata Māori team, championing Te Tiriti o Waitangi and mātauranga Māori. With a diverse background in teaching, youth work, music and event management, Noel thrives on community, kaupapa Māori, youth, and creative expression.

Aroha in Action Family Start Hui

Aroha in Action Family Start Hui 2023 was a full-day online hui for Family Start whānau workers. Experienced kaikōrero and practitioners who work with whānau, specialising in family violence and sexual violence shared their knowledge focused on strengthening, responding and healing.

This hui was part of our mahi to support Family Start whānau workers across Aotearoa, a key step to deliver Te Aorerekura – the National Strategy to Eliminate Family Violence and Sexual Violence.

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