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Agency News
August 2016

Number 23
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Representatives from WellSouth and our Board of Trustees recently visited He Puna Waiora to hear all about our processes and progress.

It was a great opportunity to catch up with representatives and share in our experiences!

CEO Tracey Wright-Tawha presented to the group about the agency and GP service, and they were impressed.

WellSouth Chief Executive Ian Macara said the board was very supportive of He Puna Waiora, and it was thrilled to see the success and how it’s meeting the needs of the community.

“It’s just great for health care for the region.”

“We’re very impressed.”

Maori Health Director Peter Ellison said the GP service was great and he believed it would continue to get bigger and better.
Kaumatua Fun Day 
We had a fabulous time at the Kaumatua Fun Day at the Murihiku Marae recently. The team rallied around to host an action-packed day for our guests, from card making to painting, puzzles, housie and even tai chi! Thank you to Joyce Manahi from Awarua Whanau Services for facilitating the activity.
A Journey into Employment
 
A “silly mistake” led to job loss and mounting bills for Invercargill man Ross Bradshaw, but Nga Kete helped him to get his life back on track, he says.

Mr Bradshaw self-referred to Nga Kete’s Whanau Ora programme for help to update his CV and search for a new job.

“I’d lost my job. I was feeling really down. Financially I’d been struggling. It was tough.”

Mr Bradshaw has been a client at Nga Kete for about two months, and while here has participated in the P.A.T.H. programme to focus on his goals, updated his CV, visited recruitment agencies with Whanau Ora Navigator Doreen Whakamoe, and in three weeks time he will travel and move to Christchurch where he has secured a new job position.

Mr Bradshaw says he’s now on the life journey he wanted to be on and sincerely appreciates the help he has received from Nga Kete and Doreen Whakamoe.

Nga Kete has helped put his life back on track, he says.
Just for fun! 
The new nga tauira wall down at Tauira Tautoko Maori Student Support Centre showcasing some of the students from all around the world! We're looking forward to snapping some more photos and filling this wall right up!
Watch this space!
We're excited to showcase our brand new signwritten vehicles!
Pictured: Nga Kete Finance and social enterprises manager Joanne White.

We have now secured our full team of staff and orientation is set to take place the week beginning August 22. The service will go live from September 1 and in the meantime we're extending group clinics here in Invercargill and Dunedin with mobile service options up and running across most of Southland.
Our email address is now live: admin@stopsmoking.nz and our website isn't far away! We will keep you posted on our progress.
Our mailing address is:
92 Spey Street, Invercargill
Ph: (03) 214 5260 or free phone: 0800 925 242

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