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Whānau Stories a highlight of Te Anga Mua Seminar

Whānau Stories a highlight of Te Anga Mua Seminar

One of the highlights of the recent Te Anga Mua seminar was the presentations by whānau explaining their use of the PATH planning tool.

Kim gave us a korero about using the PATH planning process introduced to them by Kataraina Pipi. Graphics used in the PATH mean that whānau don’t have to be able to read or write to be involved in the planning.

The kaupapa of the whānau planning is whānau being able to dream. This was an opportunity to try something different.

Each of eight Whānau did their own PATH and then they did a collective one.

“A big part of it was giving ourselves permission to dream.”

Phil Skipper:

“Whānau Ora is about peace and harmony.”

“Whānau Ora doesn’t work for you, you work. It puts things into perspective for you.”

Manny Kipa highlighted the importance of being loved and cared for, and of being encouraged to be who you are.

Kim’s question for researchers: Are we building whānau capacity?

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