Great to catch up with Fa’afete Taito (Feetz) the other day to gift back his amazing story of recovery resilience and hope. Huge thanks to him for taking part in our research! Fete is currently a Senior Engagement Advisor on the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care. The Inquiry is focused on historical … Continue reading Gifting Fete back his amazing story of recovery, resilience, and hope
Today, Dave Burnside shares some of his experiences of gifting back pūrākau to our whānau participants. It’s been a wonderful experience for me/us as a researcher to be able to meet with our amazing participants and gift back their pūrakau story of transformation. From meeting with Mike C and his son on the beach in … Continue reading Stories of hope and inspiration
As we come to that time when we are having a break for the year, we thought we would share a little bit about how we work collaboratively with our co-design rōpū. In this blog, Stella Black gives a little insight from our last hui. Some of our co-design rōpū: Dave Burnside, Katey Thom, Martin … Continue reading Whiria te tangata / Weave Together the People
Nunu was one of our very first whānau interview participants. From the outset the words she spoke were powerful and insightful. She’s always so willing to help others, to share her kōrero for the greater good. Our project uses lived experience and qualitative research to inform new justice policy and our whānau participants are at … Continue reading A powerful first insight
Our team have been busy getting whānau stories out to those who have participated in our rangahau. We have found this process to be the an exciting and powerful part of our project. It really signals the importance of reciprocity in rangahau, which is so often missed or forgotten. In this blog, we give a … Continue reading Looking back but moving forward
One of the most amazing experiences for the He Ture Kia Tika rōpū has been co-creating pūrākau (stories) with whānau who have participated in our rangahau. Participants have shared their diverse journeys to whānau ora (wellbeing and connectedness) and ceasing criminal offending. Recently, we added to our positive experiences by taking the next step in … Continue reading Receiving the taonga of your life story
Kia ora e te whānau,The He Ture Kia Tika rōpū wanted to check in and say we have been working throughout lockdown(s) on our storytelling project, writing and planning next steps of this rangahau. We have already had so many inspiring stories of self-defined success from our whānau, all of whom have lived experience with … Continue reading Can you help? He Ture Kia Tika whānau participants needed.
Kia ora e te whānau, Here’s a video created by some of our team to show the importance and unique healing power of peer support. At a time like this we felt it was perfect to share because we can all help each other in everyday life. This is especially powerful when we can relate … Continue reading The power of peer support
Kia ora e te whānau, We wanted to check in and say we have been working throughout lockdown on our storytelling project, writing and planning our mahi moving forward. We have already had so many inspiring stories of self defined success from our whānau, all of whom have lived experience with the justice system, as … Continue reading Checking in…
The He Ture Kia Tika rangahau rōpū are back in action and will be travelling up North in late March. We are keen to collaborate with whānau while there to create stories about journeys towards whānau ora (wellness and connectedness) and ceasing offending. Would you be keen to participate? If you are over 18 years … Continue reading Kia hiwa ra! Kia hiwa ra!