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!
There was an amazing turn-out at Albert Park on December 7th for the start of the Hikoi. Despite severe weather warnings and a bus strike, hundreds of people from treatment centres across the city, recovery groups, 12 Step fellowships, their families and supporters gathered at the park. In this blog, Jess Hastings tell us about … Continue reading He Hikoi Mātūtū: Addiction recovery walk
In this blog, we hear from Dave Burnside, Jeremy Tumoana and Katey Thom following their travels to Edinburgh, Scotland to hear from people around the world about their approaches to 'Law Enforcement and Public Health'. This was the fifth time the conference has brought people together who are attempting to bring a public health approach … Continue reading Lessons from Scotland: Set lived experience centre, not on the margins
In this weeks blog, Katey and Jess take a look at the movement towards shifting our focus to a health based approach to drug use in Aoteaora. Health Not Handcuffs, a coalition of organisations committed to this cause, held two high profile events recently that involved members of our rōpū, and many of us attended. … Continue reading #Healthnothandcuffs: How can He Ture Kia Tika help?
Nō Ngāpuhi tōku papaKō Karangahape te whareKō Te Touwai te awaKō Ohautieke te maungaKō Kaitangata, Ngāti Kawau, whānau pani, ngā hapu Nō Te Atiawa toku whaeaKō Te ika roa a Māui te whareKō Waitara te awa Kō Taranaki te maungaKō Manukorihi te hapuHaving come from a background of incarceration and state ward care, over time … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: Meet Rob Tua
Martin was born in Tāmaki Makaurau and grew up on Onetangi Beach on Waiheke Island. He grew into adulthood under the watchful eyes of Parahaki (the maunga he identifies with) and Hātea (the awa he identifies with) in Whangarei. Mania has also had extremely significant influences for him. He has recently found in tikanga a … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: Meet Martin, supporting pathways to wellness
Today we share stories from our rōpū members from AUT Law and share our passions for re-envisaging the criminal justice system. Katey Thom Katey (Ngāti Pākehā) grew up in the Ōtautahi beach town of Matuku Takotako (Sumner) and now lives with her partner Ryan and their two tamariki in rural Raglan's coastal area of Ruapuke, … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū. Meet the AUT Law team on the project
Today we draw your attention to an exhibition currently running in Auckland created by JustSpeak which gives voice to those with lived experience of the justice system. JustSpeak describes how the "exhibition features the intimate stories of sixteen Kiwis who have been affected by incarceration. The stories run alongside portraits by a number of Kiwi … Continue reading Kōrero pono: A must see exhibition
Thomas White is 44 years old of Samoan/English descent. He grew up in West Auckland and is the oldest of three brothers. His childhood took place in a very controlled environment where he was training to be a professional footballer everyday from the age of 9 years old. He represented New Zealand at age group … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: Meet Thomas, a passionate supporter to peers
Brian McKenna Brian was born and raised in West Auckland. He classes himself as a true Westie, with New Lynn being the centre of the universe (although he lived in Piha for 14 years!). His ancestors are from Ireland, England, Wales (via Tasmania) and Israel (via Eastern Europe). Although Brian's ancestry belongs in those various places, … Continue reading Rangahau rōpū: A story of a Westie clinician