Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


National Maori Suicide Prevention Conference In Whanganui

Kia Piki te Ora

National Maori Suicide Prevention Conference In Whanganui

Thursday 29 May 2014

Whanganui Racecourse Purnell Street

Whanganui

9.00am – 5.00pm

Kia Piki te Ora is a national Maori suicide prevention programme delivered from 9 sites across New Zealand.

The annual Kia Piki te Ora national Conference will bring people from around the country together in Whanganui to discuss proactive pathways forward, action based strategies and positive initiatives that will support the prevention of suicide.

Stormie Hunter Rogan, Whanganui Kia Piki te Ora Coordinator of Nga Tai o te Awa
said A community approach and action is vital from whanau level to governance for real change. It is important that across all sectors and all levels come together to work together to advocate and influence meaningful and positive change for every community.

The “silent issue” needs to be addressed so appropriate strategies can be developed.

The theme for the conference is He muka no te taurawhiri a Hinengakau- A thread from the woven rope of Hinengakau. This symbolizes the many and varied roles that we all play which are equally as important in regards to preventing suicide within our whanau and communities.

The Honorable Tariana Turia , Professor Sir Mason Durie, Entertainer Mike King and a range of experts will contribute to discussions around the impacts of suicide in our community and the nation and how we can prevent it.

Registrations are open and more information can be obtained at www.ntota.co.nz

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial To Be Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together tomorrow to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.

The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial Dedication and Civic Memorial Service starts at 12 noon tomorrow, February 22, at the Memorial site on the Ōtākaro/Avon River, in the area bordered by the Montreal Street Bridge, Durham Street, and Cambridge and Oxford Terraces. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news