Gifting Fete back his amazing story of recovery, resilience, and hope

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

Stories of hope and inspiration

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

Receiving the taonga of your life story

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

Can you help? He Ture Kia Tika whānau participants needed.

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.

Mahi tahi. What collaborating with us would look like for whānau?

We are keen to collaborate with whānau to create stories about journeys towards whānau ora (wellness and connectedness) and ceasing offending. In this post, we explore what participation in the project would look like. He kohikohinga pūrākau whānau (whānau stories) If you are over 18 years old and have previously experienced incarceration, mental distress and/or … Continue reading Mahi tahi. What collaborating with us would look like for whānau?