Our Purpose, To Provide a wide range of integrated services to all Maori and non Maori living within the Arowhenua rohe.

He Orange Pounamu

LEADERSHIP -He Orange Pounamu  seek to provide the leadership that will guarantee whanau wellbeing comes first.


Iron Maori 2012

CDHB Scholarship 2015

HOP Scolarship 2015Canterbury DHB Māori Pacific Health Scholarship
He Oranga Pounamu administers the Māori Pacific Health Scholarship on behalf of the Canterbury District Health Board. The scholarship has been established to financially assist students of Māori and Pacific origin planning on studying a health-related subject.

More information @ http://www.hop.org.nz/development/

Celebrate MATARIKI

aws fire danceIts that special time again where we celebrate Matariki. A traditional  time for connecting with and giving thanks to, the land,sea and sky. Its also a time where we farewell those deparated and for acknnowledging the year gone by, and look to the future to celebrate new beginnings.
Come and join the celebrations at Te Ana Moari Rock Art on Sunday the 28th of June at 6pm for an outdoor performance of taonga puoro (traditional Maori musical instruments) by Al Fraser, accompanied by gigantic projections from Aoraki Polytech's School of Art and Design; kapahaka from Nga Manukura and beautiful fire performance!!
kia mau mahana , me te pārekareka ki !

FLAVA 2015


  • Festival Date: 14 August 2015
  • Time: 8.30 to 5pm
  • Venue: The Theatre Royal
  • Future Learning Achievement Virtue Autonomy
  • Future: motivation to look forward to our future
  • Learning: motivation to want to grow and expand your mind
  • Achievement: motivation to work hard and attain excellence
  • Virtue: motivation to be worth to self, family and community
  • Autonomy: motivation to help and be of service to others.

2014 flava festival

Ka Toi Māori o Aoraki is open to all early childhood, primary, secondary schools and tertiary education within the Arowhenua rohe (bordered by the Southern Alps and between the Waitaki & Rakaia rivers).

This year will be the Ninth FLAVA FESTIVAL. This celebration of all things Te Ao Maori ( the world of Maori) is continuing to be a growing success. So much so that the FLAVA Komiti has decided that there will be a separate event held for the Early Childhood sector. This will take place on the 31 July at the Caroline Bay Hall.

The festival is organised Arowhenau Whanau Services, alongside a steering group that included teachers, mainstream and Māori Health providers, and a number of community organisations.

There has been an overwhelming amount of entries in the Kapahaka (traditional dance and waita) performing arts (waiata, whaikōrero, short stage drama, music, dance and other stage performances) and visual arts (two- and three-dimensional paintings, drawings, sculptures, and weaving).

Groups have devoted long hours to perfecting their skills and the audience will be treated to some incredibly colourful and exciting performances.

A truly spectacular event, we look forward to seeing you there!

Information for the next up and coming FLAVA festival and entry forms below