Our July Newsletter is out!

17th Jul 2018

Our July newsletter is off with the delivery gurus - keep an eye out for it in your letterbox over the next few days. You can read this online at http://bit.do/july_2018_newsletter 

We welcome any feedback!

Youth Week 2018

21st May 2018

'Be who you want to be'. The Youth Council were very busy throughout Youth Week and had many activities planned for the students at the High School. On Monday a handprint mural was created, this is to represent all the students coming together and committing to be their best selves and supporting and encouraging their peers to be there best selves also. On Tuesday it was a mirror day. Mirrors were taken around the High School and students were asked to look at their reflection and write something positive about themselves.  On Thursday, we were fortunate enough to have the 2 new police in town come into the High School and battle the students in games of giant jenga and connect 4. This saw great competition and involvement by all. It was an awesome chance for the students and the Police to connect in a fun and casual setting. The fun, laughter, and competition continued throughout the whole of lunch. 

During the week it was great to see so many students getting involved in different ways with all the activities that had been organised. 

Pink Shirt Day

18th May 2018

Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying: On Pink Shirt Day the Youth Council facilitated a game of multi-sport at the High School, organised an anti-bullying pledge to be signed by those at the High School to commit to not bullying and to do something about bullying when they see it. The Youth Council also had pink t-shirts to be given out to students who were able to share with others about how they are going to stand up to bullying. There was great engagement by all, and the school was filled with pink!

Welcome to our new Youth Development Worker

30th Apr 2018

We are delighted to welcome Courtney Halliday to the role of Youth Development Worker in Kaikōura. Courtney comes to us from Wellington where she has been working for Challenge 2000 for the last few years. 

The focus of this role is for our youth to be well-supported in our post-quake environment. 


Community Gardens and Community Shed are amping up!

15th Mar 2018

Our Community Garden is taking shape... weekly working bees on Wednesdays at 5.30pm have resulted in the 'glasshouse' teepee standing proud; garden beds filled with baleage, seaweed, lime and waiting for topsoil... planting is getting closer and closer! Come and see, join in, meet others and learn some new skills. The Kaikoura Star had a good wee article this week here

We have the Community Shed open Wednesday and Thursday now! From around 9am to 3pm, sometimes finishing a little earlier - a great spot to come and work on projects, get some help to 'fix stuff', meet others and learn new skills. We have Pete Fey here every Wednesday and Darryl is here on Thursdays to help you out.

Sustainable Living Programme starting shortly

7th Mar 2018

We are offering a practical and fun way to learn and use actions to reduce your environmental impacts. This programme offers you future living skills for a healthier lifestyle and a new approach to making smart consumer choices in NZ.

Sessions run fortnightly from 26th March, 5.30pm to 7.30pm at Te Hā o Mātauranga, 14 Ludstone Road. Topics include:

Travel options and their carbon impacts
Energy efficiency - cut your power bill
Eco-building - solar design and insulation
Water use and river protection
Organic vegies and growing crops at home
Waste minimising in your consumer choices
Food - healthy choices, shopping and processing
Community resilience (links with Civil Defence)

For more information or to register, contact Rachel on 027 455 0346 or email her on rachel@smartpathways.co.nz 

We're all going on a summer holiday...

20th Dec 2017

No more working for a week or three! 

Our final day for 2017 is Wednesday 20th December. We reopen on Monday 15th January at 9am. We look forward to continuing our work with our community to create, promote and encourage learning opportunities in Kaikōura.


Christmas Newsletter

19th Dec 2017

Our final newsletter for 2017 is live! We've focused more on our own news this time, recapping some of the successes for Te Hā and the people who have helped us along the way.

You can view the newsletter here

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