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All Right? Campaign update: June 2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019   Posted in: Healthy Christchurch Notices By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, wellbeing, resilience, recovery, campaign

Kia ora. It’s been hard to miss winter’s sudden arrival! Frosty fields, snow-clad mountains and the sound of rain on the roof can make this a magical time of year. What’s your favourite thing about winter?

This edition has a big focus on celebrating culture. Being aware of the forces that shape us can deepen our sense of belonging, confidence and connectedness.

Knowing about our own culture can also make us more appreciative of other people’s unique backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences.

Arohanui,
The All Right? team

Translating He waka eke noa

Our He waka eke noa campaign has been translated into seven different languages - following requests from our Muslim community:

  • Arabic;
  • Dari;
  • Hindi;
  • Nepali;
  • Somali;
  • Tigrinya; and
  • Urdu.

He waka eke noa is built on the premise that in tough times we can go through a range of emotions.  Tough times affect each of us differently, and we all work through them in our own ways and at our own pace. And that’s all right. He waka eke noa reminds us that these responses are natural and help us feel better and move forward.

The translated posters (as well as Te Reo and English versions) can be ordered online.

Embracing culture

Culture influences our customs, how we act, our values, and how we speak. In short, it helps shapes who we are.

Learning more about different cultures helps you to understand more about yourself. Key ways to explore culture include:

  • Expanding your social circle - Make a point of connecting with people who are a bit different from you – maybe they speak another language, or have come here from a different country. Getting to know what makes them tick can help open your mind up to a whole new way of thinking.
  • Travelling – experiencing a new culture is one of the best ways to make you aware of your own. A different cultural experience could be just a bike ride away!
  • Keep learning – exploring your unique whakapapa helps to build your sense of belonging. It could be as simple as a quick kōrero with an auntie!

Kia ora Matariki

In Waitaha, Te Waipounamu the Māori New Year begins when Puaka (Rigel) appears as the brightest star over Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū (Banks Peninsula). The stars rise 25-28 Pipiri / June this year.

Matariki is a time to share kai and stories, farewell our loved ones that have gone before us and give thanks for the prosperous year ahead.

Watch a little story about why we celebrate Matariki - the Māori New Year. The video is produced by Maui Studios for The Wireless.

Ways to celebrate Matariki

There are lots of ways you can celebrate Matariki. Here are some ideas to get you started...

Matariki in the Zone

Matariki in the Zone is going dark this midwinter!. There will be live music, activities, hāngi and soup in the garden; mulled (non-alcoholic) wine and hot chocolate in the house; and then, when the sun goes down, the gardens will be illuminated!

Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019.
Time: 2.30 to 7.30pm.
Location: Avebury House (9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond).

Matariki Kiriata – family movie afternoon

Celebrate Matariki with a special screening of Whale Rider.

Date: Sunday 23rd June 2019.
Time: 1 to 3pm.
Location: Tūranga - Central Library.

Matariki night walk

Celebrate Matariki with a lantern-lit family night walk alongside the Styx River. Don't forget your handmade lantern or a torch.

Date: Saturday 29th June 2019.
Time: 6.30 to 8pm.
Location: 303 Radcliffe Road (Marshlands).

Matariki Whānau Day Creative Workshops

A great day out for the whole whānau thanks to Rehua Marae - kapa haka, art, crafts and food stalls.

Date: Saturday 29th June 2019.
Time: 11am to 3pm.
Location: Rehua Marae (79 Springfield Rd, St Albans).

Matariki dawn and family plantings

Celebrate Matariki with a dawn karakia and planting ceremony at the rongoā garden, followed by a family planting.

Date: Sunday 30th June 2019.
Time: Dawn planting at 7am. Family planting at 10am.
Location: 303 Radcliffe Road (Marshlands).


Until next time, e noho rā

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