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Tane of Tairawhiti

Two days of being significantly imersed amongst Tane of Tairawhiti who have reinforced “my why”!

I never envisioned the challenges I would encounter as a wahine who dared to #speakup for #mensmentalhealth and #suicideprevention.

But for as long as I live, I shall NEVER forget the kindness, AWHI, respect, and acceptance shown to me from those that matter.

This week:

1. We celebrate SAFE spaces for empowering local Tane - truly inspired by many #livedexperiences and the power of kōrero. Thank you so much Tauawhi Mens Centre, Tāiki e, and Mates of Tairāwhiti for always respecting our mahi, and working alongside us.

2. We are incredibly blown away by Brendan Fry Builder LTD, Tracy and Brendan, and the team from New Zealand Certified Builders Association ! We love “tradies”! Last night was a huge celebration of local legends, #breakingthestigma, and #unitingtogether for the GREATER GOOD. Air Ruatoria, Blossy - Your waiata was phenomenol! Speechless.

And lastly, THANK YOU to my husband, Mr. Mack! Because of you, our daughter (Billie Mae) has the ability to feel strong and worthy. She shot her first Wild Tar in the Southern Alps too! Wahooo.



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