Ko wai mātou

Kō wai mātou

Rauora, a whare whakaruruhau, aims to create resources to support whānau to live in ways that build stronger connection to Papatūānuku.

Through building and eating from māra kai, we share tips on how to reduce waste, and support whānau to learn practical skills to save money and resources, like sewing, composting, harvesting wild kai, making simple pani rongoā, all the while, building our reo and connection to whakapapa.

Rauora was founded by (L-R) Te Kawa Robb (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Pūkeko, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi), Shirley Simmonds (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāpuhi), and Te Atawhai Kumar (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Whīti) while pondering the skills and knowledge of our kaumātua and tūpuna while staying safe at home during the lockdowns of 2020, and how having a stronger grasp and knowledge of those would have contributed to a greater sense of resilience and wellbeing.

Huamārama is the first in a series of resources that are created to help whānau with their own wellbeing and resilience building goals.

Hoko rauemi

He kaupapa whānau

Rauora, and Huamārama, wouldn't have been possible without the incredible support from our respective whānau. Whānau are at the centre of our kaupapa, and we want to extend our sincerest thanks to our whānau for being there through the light moments, and through the late nights and hard work that has gone into creating these rauemi for other whānau. You've been our taste testers, proof readers, our loving critics, and our staunchest supporters. He oranga whānau, he oranga whakapapa.