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We invite you to join our wānanga series to empower wāhine Māori to navigate their journey with resilience, strength and renewed hope for improved hauora and oranga.

Beach Fench
Culturally Grounded Approach

Wānanga are underpinned by tikanga and mātauranga Māori to promote hauora and holistic wellbeing. These will also be guided by Maramataka and Māori health models such as Te Whare Tapa Whā.

Hauora-focused Activities

Wāhine will engage in a range of hauora-focused activities to enhance overall wellbeing and quality of life, such as noho puku and mindfulness practices;

korikori tinana |  physical exercises; and rongoā Māori | Māori healing modalities.

Peer Support and Sharing

Wānanga will foster a sense of community and connection among wāhine, where they can share their experiences, challenges, and triumphs with others who understand and empathise with their journey.

Kaimahi-led Sessions

Experienced kaimahi Māori, including counsellor, kairongoā, lymphedema physiotherapist, and social worker will facilitate informative workshops, and interactive sessions to provide comprehensive support and guidance.

Personalised Support

Wāhine can access individualised care and attention, with opportunities for 4x one-on-one sessions of their choice within ĀKI services

Click on the link below to express your interest in attending or if you would like more information about the wānanga

A series of wānanga that aim to empower and support wāhine Māori in their journey towards improved hauora (health) and oranga (well-being). These wananga provide a unique blend of in-person and online sessions.


The wānanga are designed to address the specific needs and challenges faced by wāhine Māori experiencing cancer, with a strong emphasis on cultural connection, holistic healing, and community support. The program covers various aspects of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, empowering wāhine to take an active role in their healing process.

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