Puāwai connects with kōhine māori to improve their wellbeing, cultural awareness and confidence using Māori health models such as Te Whare Tapa Whā and Māori traditional games. This kaupapa explores and develops an understanding of how kōhine feel a sense of connection to Te Ao Māori. Puāwai is currently being run in Puawānanga, Wairarapa's young parent unit.
Shared purpose empowers community change
“I didn’t really know what Te Whare Tapa Whā was and didn't know how it affected me until now”
"It's great to see the girls showing up to school knowing Shift is coming in today"
“I didn't know what an affirmation is, now I write them on my bathroom mirror everyday”