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I am so happy!

Thank you for helping to get me selected for home improvements. It has made such a big difference to my home, and I feel so proud when I come home every day.The toilet and laundry room are beautiful and not rotting. I can now open my windows in the lounge without them falling out and letting in the air.I am so happy and want to keep going myself with other things that need doing.Nga Mihi Nui . Georgina...

November 24, 2023

Wow - thanks heaps!

The picture above sums up the joy for these tamariki at having their own beds, with new bedding. When this whanau was referred by the local GP practice due to ongoing respiratory issues. The 9-year-old had asthma as well as the other children. This was a private rental with no working heating present, no extraction in the bathroom or kitchen and 3 out of the 4 children were sleeping on foam mattresses on the floor. They had prioritised a bed for the 9-year-old but the room was still very cold. D...

September 26, 2023

Graduating Student - Mary Lolohea

Congratulations  to past student, Mary Lolohea who has graduated from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Music - major in music, stream in performance. Making the graduation even more special, was that Mary was asked to perform at the ceremony!  Miharo!Mary attended Flaxmere College, and was awarded the Flaxmere Pharmacy Scholarship...

June 14, 2023

Donation provides truck loads of firewood

Thanks to a generous donor, we have supplied dozens of firewood truckloads to families struggling to warm their homes this winter. Across Hawkes Bay and Wairoa, those impacted by the Cyclone or had poor heating in their homes had firewood delivered. Their smiles say it all!We were also able to provide pyjamas for the children as well....

June 6, 2023

MANZIS BUILD take out Community Award

A massive shout-out to the team at Manzis Build on their success at the PanPac Business Awards for taking out the Community Contribution Award for 2022. These guys are instrumental in helping us to support those in our community whose properties need urgent repairs, and they well deserve the accolades. Well done and thanks for all you do.You can read the full article about their success via the following link:‘Culturally competent’: How a Hastings building company is helping Māori, communit...

December 20, 2022

School Lunch Programme

Over the years the Wharariki Trust has been passionate about healthy kai. Particularly for tamariki. Having the best start to life is key for young people that are growing and developingOur journey commenced with a community garden at Te Aranga Marae and gardens in schools in Flaxmere. We then worked with Kimi Ora Community School to provide resources to employ someone to prepare $1 school lunches each day. Through our relationships we were able to source donated Bostocks Chickens https://bostoc...

July 14, 2022

Keeping Our Tamariki Warm

Having a warm dry home is important for keeping whānau and particularly our vulnerable tamariki well and able to fight illness. The Wharariki Trust were able to source funds through the COVID-19 funding to purchase Tumu Timbers firewood to assist whānau to stay resilient and warm during the winter. This also connects us to ensuring whānau are up to date with vaccinations and health care. ...

July 14, 2022

Marae Emergency Management

Kainga Rua Takitimu Marae Emergency Preparedness Project In such uncertain times with climate changes and extreme weather events, we with Te Puni Kokiri worked with local marae, Waipatu, Omahu Waiohiki and Te Haroto Marae to be able to stand up in a civil defence emergency event with resources and training. ...

July 13, 2022

Critical Repairs To Homes

Having a warm, dry and secure house has a huge impact on our wellbeing. Too many of our tamariki are hospitalised during the winter with respiratory admissions. Over the years, the Wharariki Trust has been an advocate for secure and healthy housing. We know from evidence that having a healthy, safe, warm and dry home has many positive impacts such as being more resilient to illness. Years ago, Graham Duff, who was then the president of the Hawke’s Bay Property Investors Association, discussed ...

July 13, 2022

Mama’s Club

Kia Ora my name is Benny Teremona Hone I am a solo mother of 10 children, I decided to joined the Flaxmere Mama’s Club in 2017, run by Mel Grant who was supported and under the Wharariki Trust Ana Apatu. In 2017 mid-November I was on my way to attend another mama session with the Flaxmere Mama Club at the Flaxmere Library. 20 mins before I attended, I drove and at that time I only my learner license. I was pulled over by the police with a full car of my children. I was given a fine and a warn...

July 13, 2022

Teen Parents

At the end of 2016 we asked Teen Parents what would help them to be good parents. They told us.. They want to live in an environment that is safe and teaches them to live independently. They also told us they want influence services to take a holistic approach when supporting teen parents and they wanted us to share the positives of being a dad with disengaged fathers. We have: Worked with the teen parent unit at Flaxmere College and William Colenso.Organised PATH Planning and then sourced fundi...

July 13, 2022

Jarmy Army

Over the years Wharariki Trust has provided thousands of pairs of warm pajamas (PJs) for Flaxmere children. Something so simple can be so rewarding. Providing pajamas has been a project over the years. The late Mary Fama and her husband Peter Fama were incredibly generous to be able to provide warm flannelette PJs for the children of Hawke’s Bay. We have worked alongside others such as Jarmies for June and more recently a collective of women have taken up this project. However, this year we ma...

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