Concelebrated Christmas for Motueka Adult Mental Health whānau

by Alice Adair, Pūkenga Manāki (Whānau Navigator - Adult Mental Health)


Twelve of Te Piki Oranga Adult Mental Health whānau together with two kaimahi joined with The Shed to celebrate Christmas. Our enrolled whānau were introduced to The Shed where everyone can participate in a variety of activities and outings. We were part of 35 people.

The day began with whakawhanaungatanga and mihi for those who were comfortable to do so. This was followed by a quiz and pass the parcel, where the person who got the

Nick Harding preparing the BBQ

Nick Harding preparing the BBQ

answers right opened a layer of the parcel and received a gift. 15 layers later we all got to share the final treat – happy Hana Kōkō (Santa Claus) bar. The Pressie Man aka Richard, called out each person’s name. One by one we all went up and received a Christmas surprise.

Before long the bbq was prepared ready to be booted into action. Our whānau Nick Harding prepared, cooked and cleaned up. We all shared a sumptuous kai.

Many thanks Nick, Te Piki Oranga and The Shed.