Mad Ave: embedding tikanga and mātauranga Māori for transformation and wellbeing

Mad Ave is a whānau development organisation based in Glen Innes. It is named after Madeleine Avenue, an iconic street in that East Auckland suburb.

They call their development approach He Whainga Mahara, which is based in the three baskets of knowledge: Tika – integrity and order; Pono – authenticity and clarity; and Aroha – compassion and care.

The trust was established around 15 years ago by the whānau of Janette aka Skippy Patuwai.

Te Matarau Education Trust’s cultural capability and leadership wānanga

A 2022 ACE Aotearoa Professional Development grant to Te Matarau Education Trust is a good example of how a very small investment can produce some life-changing results.

Kainga Pasifika: providing ‘tools for wellbeing and potential’

There’s a new Pasifika NGO in Hawkes Bay – Kainga Pasifika Services. It was established in 2021 with the support of the Ministry for Social Development and is the first and only Pasifika NGO for the 12,000 or so Pasifika people living from Wairoa down to Central Hawkes Bay.

Dunedin WEA is back

Many WEA struggled to survive when the government cut their funding in 1991. The Otago WEA continued for quite some time, then closed its doors. Now they’re back – this time as the Dunedin WEA.

Mary Geary, the President, remembers how they got started again.