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

 

Wrapping Whānau in Aroha this Christmas

Wrapping Whānau in Aroha this Christmas

After watching a media story in the last 48 hours reporting whānau sleeping overnight outside an Auckland Marae for food parcels and toys, Ngā Whare Waatea in Mangere has received an extraordinary and unforeseen gift out of the blue.

Stanley Street, a full-service creative agency joined forces with the New Zealand Herald to offer the Marae a full page full colour advertisement free of charge. The advert will run tomorrow Tuesday 17 December to raise funds for the Auckland City Mission.

Ngā Whare Waatea is one of two marae in a special partnership with Auckland City Mission that has in the last four days collectively distributed over 3,000 food parcels and toys to whānau in need across four sites in Tāmaki Makaurau that include; Papakura Marae, Eden Park and Vision West in Glen Innes.

The communications team at Manukau Urban Māori Authority, based at the Marae, collaborated with Stanley Street on a campaign concept that encourages the public to donate online at aucklandcitymission.org.nz/donate. Funds will go towards food parcels and gifts for children.

“Stanley Street came up with several concepts – one was based on the action of wrapping. Our kaimahi staff suggested using the symbolic concept of a korowai cloak wrapping aroha around whānau. They pitched the idea to Tony Kake, CEO of Papakura Marae and Chris Farrelly, the Auckland City Missioner who loved it,” says Wyn Osborne, Chief Executive of the Manukau Urban Māori Authority.

“We consider it to be our contribution as Marae to boost the resources of the Auckland City Mission which is the backbone of the entire operation. Think of it as coming from a ‘mana motuhake’ self-determining perspective. For whānau, by whanau, with whānau in the spirit of helping our wider community.”

Little nine year old Maia Harris, Ngāti Hine stars in the campaign. Her Mum, Kaylem after less than 24 hours-notice drove her daughter with her own korowai from Whangārei to the studio in Parnell for the shoot as she felt that passionate about backing the cause.

The owner of the agency that has designed national campaigns for clients such as Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency saw it as the perfect opportunity to give back.

“This is the time of year when many whānau struggle. We wanted to use our creative resources and business relationships to support Auckland City Mission to help make this Christmas one we can all enjoy,” says owner of Stanley Street, Greg Partington.

The ‘8 day of Christmas – Kirihimete i a Waatea’ event at Nga Whare Waatea has four more days to run until this Friday.

Other substantial donations to the Marae during the week have included 1400 sausages from former All Black Shane Howarth’s Fresh Choice store in Mangere, 800 ice creams from Tip Top, several large pop-up marquees from Mitre 10 Mangere and hundreds of bottles of water from Countdown Mangere.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Gordon Campbell: On The George Floyd Protests

Poverty, discrimination and repeated acts of police brutality all help to explain the rage being expressed on the streets of American cities right now after the death of George Floyd but there is a more immediate cause as well: Decades of research on police shootings and brutality reveal that officers with a history of shooting civilians, for example, are much more likely to do so in the future compared to other officers... More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Twitter Wars, And The Muller Muddles

Whatever the failings of our own politicians, spare a kind thought for the majority of Americans who did not vote for Donald Trump. Sure, it was depressing this week to watch Todd Muller clinging for dear life to his talking points on Q&A, ... More>>

ALSO:

Green Party: Statement On The Death Of George Floyd

“Today and every day we stand in solidarity with George Floyd’s family, friends and community who feel pain and fear about his untimely death at the hands of Minneapolis police”, said Green Party Co-leader and Māori Development spokesperson Marama ... More>>

ALSO:


Government: Freshwater Package Backed By Comprehensive Economic Analysis

Decisions on the Action for Healthy Waterways package are supported by comprehensive environmental and economic impact analysis by leading New Zealand research institutes, universities, and private sector firms. More>>

ALSO:

National: "Todd Muller Announces Shape Of Next Government"

National Party Leader Todd Muller has announced the line-up of the next Government. “New Zealand is facing perhaps the toughest time that almost anyone alive can remember. “We are borrowing tens of billions of dollars to get us through this crisis. There ... More>>

ALSO:

Lockdown Rules: Government Must Explain Why We’re Still At Level 2

The Government needs to explain to New Zealanders why it won’t consider a move to Alert Level 1 for another week, Leader of the Opposition Todd Muller says.
“Kiwis have made enormous sacrifices to flatten the curve, but if their efforts still aren’t enough to move to Level 1 then the Government must explain why.... More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On National’s Day Of Reckoning

Congratulations. You are one of the 55 members of the National caucus being called together tomorrow to choose who will lead you to either (a) catastrophic or (b) honourable defeat on September 19, thereby saving some (but not all) of the jobs currently on the line. Good luck. Your decision process starts NOW... More>>

ALSO:


Budget 2020: Jobs Budget To Get Economy Moving Again

Investments to both save and create jobs in Budget 2020 mean unemployment can be back to pre COVID-19 levels within two years and could see the economy growing again as early as next year. More>>

ALSO:

Government: Queen's Birthday Honours List 2020

The New Zealand Order of Merit The Queen has been pleased, on the occasion of the celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: DNZM To be Dames Companion of the said Order: Distinguished ... More>>

Government: Support For Arts And Music Sector Recovery

A jobseekers programme for the creative sector and four new funds have been set up by the Government to help our arts and music industry recover from the blow of COVID-19. Thousands of jobs will be supported through today’s $175 million package ... More>>

ALSO:

Government: New Zealand Joins Global Search For COVID-19 Vaccine

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters, Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods, and Health Minister David Clark today announced a COVID-19 vaccine strategy, which will enable New Zealand scientists to contribute to global research efforts ... More>>

ALSO:

The Dig: Steady State Economics: We’ve Got Some (systems) Thinking To Do

In this time of impending economic and ecological crises, we urgently need to aim for a sustainable or ‘steady state’ economy. In order to get there, we will need to adopt a ‘systems-thinking’ outlook taking into account the interconnections of our complex world.

In short, we’ve got some systems thinking to do... More>>

ALSO:

Election 2020: Parties Get Into gear

The Green Party is pleased to reveal its candidate list for the upcoming election. With a mix of familiar faces and fresh new talent, this exceptional group of candidates are ready to lead the Greens back into Government. Using the most democratic list ... More>>

ALSO:

Insight Into Regenerative Agriculture In New Zealand

There is a fast growing movement in New Zealand that has been happening out in paddocks, fields, gardens and hill country across the nation. It is a movement that holds the promise to reshape our productive land use industries towards systems that work with the natural environment to regenerate the land. The movement is that of regenerative agriculture. More>>

ALSO:

Covid-19: Tracer App Released To Support Contact Tracing

The Ministry of Health has today formally released the NZ COVID Tracer app to support contact tracing in New Zealand. Kiwis who download the app will create a digital diary of the places they visit by scanning QR codes displayed at the entrances to ... More>>

ALSO:


Govt: Deep Concern At Hong Kong National Security Legislation
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today reiterated the deep concern of the New Zealand Government following confirmation by China’s National People’s Congress of national security legislation relating to Hong Kong.... More>>

ALSO:


 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels