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Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Health, Housing, Social |

Happy 3rd Birthday to RWT!

Happy 3rd Birthday to RWT!

There has been so much to celebrate over the last year of mahi. One of our biggest solutions in Te Pae Tata has seen the doors open and community programmes start this week and we’ve made leaps and bounds with a number of our Housing initiatives. Here is the first in a series of four short video updates on this mahi… #CollectiveImpact




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Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Education, Health, Social |

Leading It’s not OK speaking joins us in Making a Stand against Meth

Leading It’s not OK speaking joins us in Making a Stand against Meth

A community hui is planned for next week with the aim of making a stand against the drug methamphetamine.

Karen Baker from ‘Detect It’, Detective Nicky Schrafft and It’s Not OK advocate Phil Paikea will be sharing their experiences about the drug invading many regions, including the Ruapehu, at Te Pae Tata next Monday.

Ruapehu Whānau Transformation (RWT) operations manager Danielle Vaughan said the idea for the hui came out of the last RWT community reference group meeting.

“A number of different groups and agencies were raising their concern about the dramatic increase of meth-related issues in our area.

“Instead of working individually, we decided that we can make a better impact through forming an action group of heath and support agencies to collaborate together – this is the whole premise of the Ruapehu Whānau Transformation plan; to bring people together to make a difference.

“It’s also a way of finding out who is doing what in the Ruapehu region, where there may be additional support needed and to also minimise any duplication of services.”

During the implementation of Te Whare huru Ki Ruapehu, the RWT team are working alongside a number of homeowners in Raetihi, Ohākune and Waiouru to ensure the properties are safe and warm.

“Everyone knows it’s out there but like the rest of the country, we need to make a stand and realise there is an issue.

“We are currently doing 101 building warrant of fitness audits and, with all the publicity about issues with meth in housing, RWT were looking at testing options.

“We realised that if we did find any positive readings we needed to have wrap-round support for our whānau.

“It is ok to talk about this problem and seek support, but if we do get asked, how as a community can we support our families? We have to be better educated as a whole community to be able to help each other.”

Whether a personal or community/agency related interest, everyone is welcome to attend the hui on 1 August between 4pm-6.30pm at Te Pae Tata.

For more information call Mrs Vaughan on 021 811 670

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Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Education, Employment, Social |

Free high-speed internet access and new programmes for whānau at the Tech Hub

Free high-speed internet access and new programmes for whānau at the Tech Hub

The Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Plan’s biggest solution has launched with a number of low-cost or fee-free technology programmes starting at Te Pae Tata next week.

The new open education and conference facility provides the space and opportunity to help grow Ruapehu learners, creators and leaders including free access to high-speed fibre internet, computers and a relaxing breakout space, between 8.30am and 5pm.

The first round of educational programmes are starting next week at the Ruapehu community learning and tech hub housed at the back of Ruapehu College in Ohākune.

For tamariki and rangatahi, an eight-week course covering computer science basics, coding and an introduction to robotics starts on Monday along with a more advanced, exploratory class, learning to solve problems utilising technology beginning on Tuesday.

Both programmes cost $10 a session.

Whether wanting to learn how to use a computer or the internet, gain help with extramural study or see what post-school learning opportunities are available, Tuesday’s drop-in sessions for adults are free and open to anyone in the community.

Also housed at Te Pae Tata is a fully functioning conference centre and meeting rooms, which are all available for rent.

With the ability to host up to 120 seated guests, or 300 standing, with a two-metre video wall, this conference space has been purpose-designed to include some of the latest in technology.

Three other smaller meeting rooms are also available on a daily basis and can cater to up to 40 people.

To book a place in any of the community tech programmes or find out more information on any of the facilities available at Te Pae Tata, call Hub administrators Chaana Morgan on 021 119 2056 or Robyn Matthews on 027 281 9717, email info@ or head to our Te Pae Tata website

To read more about what’s going on at Te Pae Tata please click HERE

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Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Education, Employment |

New enterprise workshops for Raetihi businesses announced

New enterprise workshops for Raetihi businesses announced

Following on from the success of the recent Health & Safety in the Workplace workshops, He Kopae Whakatupu are presenting two more Business \ Enterprise Workshops.

1). Digital & Social Media Workshop. Facilitated by Liz Brooker. Thursday 28 July 2016, 3.30-6pm, at the Community Space, 42 Seddon Street Raetihi.

2). Project Management Workshop. Facilitated by Sam Bate. Wednesday 17 August 2016, 3.30-6pm, at the Community Space, 42 Seddon Street Raetihi.

·       Both of the workshop facilitators have wide experience in their respective fields yet understand our local context

·       Light refreshments will be provided

·       The workshops are presented at NO COST to you, but registration is required (eg; for catering):
Simply RSVP to Sam by replying to this e-mail or using the contact details below

·       Please note that spaces are limited to the first 25 registrations

All local business / enterprise owners & operators are most welcome!

For more information contact Sam Bate on 027 680 6087


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