Northland District Health Board is working hard to reassure residents that there are no cases of Covid-19 in Northland, despite the region having to remain in lockdown alert level 4 for a few days longer than the rest of the country outside of Auckland. Again today, no positive cases were announced. If Northland contacts and wastewater tests come back clear, the region will drop to alert level 3 at 11.59pm on Thursday.
Meet Hinerangi Busby who shares her journey with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.
I am a graduate of the marae-centred programme, Te Pouhono, transforming Māori communities, promoting mātauranga-a-hapū, a-iwi. My participation took me to the Bachelor of Mātauranga Māori, and then postgraduate study.
Awanuiārangi centres you. This is the nurturing space of Māori researchers, with the support of academic and professional staff; this all transpires from an authentic indigenous and traditional Māori environment.
My studies have empowered me to play a more pro-active role in whānau and hapū affairs. Instead of being angry at a past that we cannot change, let’s become part of the solution for positive change.
Since its inception in 1912, and with the support of our Charities team TG Macarthy Trust continues to help New Zealand communities by awarding grants to not-for-profit organisations. Read about what the trust is getting up to, almost 120 years after it was established.
If you've ever struggled with this question, houseplant collector Moira West (400 indoor plants and growing!) has the answers.