Aroha in action hui: Supporting tāngata whaikaha

This workshop recording from the Aroha in Action Family Start Hui 2023 is facilitated by Toni “Antnz” Burgess from Enabling Good Lives and Antnz Ventures. Antnz shares models of disability, barriers to service access and key messages from the community.

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Aroha in Action Family Start Hui 2023: Supporting tāngata whaikaha (transcript)


Toni "Antnz" Burgess, AntnzVentures

Toni “Antnz” Burgess, often described as having a “forthright” style, is an adventurer, advocate and self-proclaimed “reluctant motivator”. Antnz is a founding Disabled People’s Representative and serves on the MidCentral Leadership. She is a community advocate on several Disability Reference Groups including Te Puna Aonui and the Royal Commission Inquiry into the Historical Abuse in Care. Antnz brings a wealth of knowledge from a strengths-based approach to support attendees to realise the potential in the people and whānau that they work with.

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.

Watch recordings from the hui