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School Lunch Programme

July 14, 2022
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 i...
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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 a...
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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 tha...
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Mama’s Club

July 13, 2022
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 ...
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Teen Parents

July 13, 2022
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 supportin...
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Jarmy Army

December 16, 2021
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...
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