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Mens Health Hui Movember


Community Representative - Arowhenua Whanau Services

Arowhenua Whanau Services

In accordance with our constitution AWS Board of Trustees are advertising for expressions of interest for a Community Representative to sit on the Governance board of AWS. Interested parties should apply in writing to the Chairperson of AWS outlining their experience in one or more of the following areas :

  • Financial expertise
  • Health Sector
  • Social and Educational services
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Wide range of business environments
  • Management and Leadership
  • Community development and procurement
  • Tikanga Maori and Te Ao Maori

We are also seeking a minute taker to document our monthly board meetings. Please send application to the Chairperson, AWS, PO Box 13, Temuka by the 15th of November 2016

Well Child / Tamariki Ora

Well Child/Tamariki Ora is a free service provided by The Ministry of Health for all New Zealand children from birth to five years. Well Child can support you to protect and improve your child’s health, so they can grow and develop to their full potential


These free wellness checks are available when you are enrolled in the Well Child/Tamariki Ora programme

This free service provides health checks, education, support and follow-up services to all pepe/tamariki from birth to five years and their whanau/families within the Aoraki region. Get in touch with us, and we will put you on the right track - "Although I am small, I am a treasure!"


Outstanding Performances at FLAVA 2016


There were some "outstanding" performances at the 10th Flava Festival at the Theatre Royal  a judge says.

Schools from the Mid-South Canterbury region competed in junior and senior sections in kapahaka (traditional dance and waiata), performing arts (waiata, whaikorero, short stage drama, music, and dance) and the visual arts.

Each of the judges assessed the performances with reference to different characteristics, to give a combined score.

"Some had sharp in-sync choreography, it was consistent throughout their bracket, some were producing amazing harmonies.

"Each group had their strengths."

Weepu was also impressed with the size of the some of the groups, noting one had more than 50 performers.

"That's a lot."

Flava project manager Felicity McMillan said the calibre of the performances had improved over the past decade.

"They're stepping it up, every year there seems to be more whanau getting behind the schools as tutors."

This year Te Rito, a group of community organisations driven to change family violence statistics for the better, sponsored a $500 prize for the winning school and a $300 prize for the runners up in both senior and junior school for the visual arts categories.

Ashburton Borough School won the junior kapahaka section, Grantlea Downs School won the junior visual arts award and Bluestone School won the performing arts award.