Te Matapihi Pānui
Rangatahi Suicide Prevention News

For rangatahi by rangatahi - at Waimeha

In May we led a Rangatahi Wellness competition to get rangatahi’s own perspectives on what they could do to promote health and well-being among their peers. Five student groups pitched their proposals, which went to the vote on Facebook. Click here to read about the competition and the winner’s fantastic idea.


We’re aiming to reduce Māori suicide rates

Māori suicide rates are nearly double those of other ethnic groups in New Zealand. Research shows that one reason might be Māori feeling disconnected from their culture. Connection to whakapapa is something Te Piki Oranga emphasises in its kaupapa Māori approach to wellness. Our Kaiwhakatuaraa Rangatahi Sheridan Duncan has a plan to involve rangatahi in a healthy competition to promote wellbeing and help bring down Māori suicide rates.

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E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha. Tēnei te
reo maioha o Te Piki Oranga e rere nei ki a koutou, ki a
koutou I tautokohia ngā rangatahi me a rātou kaupapa.

Te Tau Ihu Musicfest 2017 crew would like to thank Te Puni
Kokiri, Tasman District Council, Nelson City Council,
Motueka High school and Nelson Youth events for their
support, sponsorship and time.
We would also like to thank several organisations, within
our community who donated prizes-
Flip out Nelson, The Beauty Rooms Day Spa, Labretta’s Café
& bar, Nelson Fun Park, Toad Hall, Abel Tasman Canyons,
Morrison Street Café, Wow Museum, Pic’s Peanut Butter,
Roadhogs, Aboki, Jellyfish café & bar, Erban Spa, Riverside
Aquatic Centre, Zoom Hair Salon, Vertical limits and
Fifeshire House.
Furthermore, a massive thank you goes to Timoti Moran
who gifted beautiful pounamu for the judges and prizes to
the Rangatahi.
Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.