Recovery St – He Aha te Mea Nui o te Ao?

Ki te Ara Whakamua: Māori Community Action Fund to reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) harm. Growing up in the Bay of Plenty, Chris Rānui-Molloy (Ngāti Manawa) witnessed first-hand the impact that unemployment, mental health challenges, and AOD harms had on his community. Combining his lived experience and his passion for community well-being, Chris founded … Read more

Mana over Meth: New Approaches to Reducing AOD Harms

In November 2022, Jessica Apanui (Ngāti Porou) and Holly Beckham (Ngāti Rangi) released Mana over Meth – a powerful documentary telling the story of how Jess overcame her challenges with methamphetamine and reconnected with Te Ao Māori and her whakapapa. The film reassured whānau that there is hope and that it is okay to ask … Read more

Launch of Ki te Ara Whakamua: Māori Community Action to reduce AOD harm

A community action fund to help support Māori solutions to reduce AOD harm was launched today. The Fund will be administered by national Māori Workforce Development organisation Te Rau Ora in partnership with Te Aka Whai Ora. The Māori Community Action Fund is a one-off contestable fund established to support Māori-led solutions to reduce AOD harm.  The … Read more

Review and Update of Te Hau Mārire released

Whare Tukutuku are excited to share with whānau the review and update of Te Hau Mārire: Addiction Workforce Strategic Framework. The original framework was released in 2015 and sought to guide the development of an AOD workforce from 2015–2025. The 2023 review provides a snapshot of the progress on objectives, actions, and associated activities since … Read more

New Māori AOD Workforce Survey Report Released

This week Whare Tukutuku are releasing Te Wai Taramea: Māori Alcohol and Other Drug Workforce Report 2023. Building off the previous report released in 2022, Te Wai Taramea 2023 aimed to gather insights, experiences, needs and aspirations from kaimahi with the goal of advancing health equity. Several recommendations emerged from the report, which included: Whare … Read more

New Māori AOD Resource – Te Mana o te Kupu

This week Whare Tukutuku release a new report and video, Te Mana o Te Kupu: How Words Influence Outcomes. Whare Tukutuku wants to challenge and reset the way words are used in the alcohol and other drug space. Te Mana o te Kupu shines a light on the role stigma, racism, and discrimination play in … Read more

New Alcohol and Other Drug Resource for Mātua and Concerned Whānau

Whare Tukutuku and Te Rau Ora are excited to share Te Aka Mātua – Basic Drug Information for Mātua and Concerned Whānau.  The booklet and video has been designed with Mātua, Taua, Poua, Kuia, and Koro in mind, to awhi whānau understanding of basic drugs. Click here to read Te Aka Mātua. Te Aka Mātua … Read more

Oraka Ararau: Inaugural National Māori Alcohol and Other Drug Hui

On 1–2 May 2023, kaimahi and whānau Māori came together to whakawhanaunga and kōrero about AOD challenges at Oraka Ararau National Māori AOD Hui, hosted by Te Arawa in Rotorua. This year’s hui shined a spotlight on all the levers that contribute to AOD harm for Māori and identified solutions to reduce harm in hapori … Read more