THE POU BEHIND THE PROJECT

Hei Whakapiki Mauri has four Pou that we can use to create a picture of ourselves, our aspirations and where we want to head on our journey. 

Te Taukiri - Identity and Culture 

  • Knowing who we are and where we are from is important. Hei Whakapiki Mauri is a way for us to learn about ourselves through whakapapa, tikanga and reo. These are the essential foundation blocks we need to develop and thrive.
     
  • Hei Whakapiki Mauri provides pathways for you to learn more about yourself, at your pace. 

Kāinga me te Hapori - Home and Community 

  • Everyone has a turangawaewae. Marae are places where people whakapapa to, celebrate and learn. Marae also have tipuna, who embrace all of our whānau - past, present and future.
       
  • Hei Whakapiki Mauri teaches what access means for us as Māori with disabilities and supports you to connect to your turangawaewae. 

Taupuhipuhi - Whānau-based support and services

  • Knowing where to go to and who to talk to can be daunting. We can feel overwhelmed.
     
  • Hei Whakapiki Mauri encourages whānau to learn from each other about what’s available, and how to navigate these systems, including education, disability support and Work and Income.  

Whakawhanaungatanga - Relationships

  • When we know who we are, where we belong, and have aspirations for the future, we have what we need to work, play, live and thrive.
     
  • Hei Whakapiki Mauri is an opportunity to connect with each other, build skills and confidence, and put practical steps in place to achieve your goals.