Only aroha spread in isolated East Cape communities during COVID-19 lockdown

When New Zealand came under threat of deadly pandemic, COVID-19, Tairāwhiti’s Te Aroha Kanarahi Trust knew it had to act quickly to protect vulnerable communities in their area.

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A group of artists from across the globe gather together for the SeaWalls Tairawhiti Artivation

Painting a brighter future

Community art projects don’t just happen by themselves – they need a team of dreamers, believers, and creators, and someone to ignite the spark. Add in a sense of purpose – to highlight ocean conservation – and it seems like an insurmountable dream.

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People in an inflatable boat, used to support waka taurua, prepare their support ropes

Keeping safe and active on the water

How do you grow a love of the sea, and keep active at the same time? By learning how to sail traditional waka, people of all ages are discovering skills and a passion for the environment they never knew they had.

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SuperGrans Tairawhiti Gisborne sign at sunset with pink and yellow clouds above and buildings towards the back

Not all superheroes wear capes

Life can throw up all kinds of challenges, and sometimes you need a guiding hand to help navigate the storms. SuperGrans Tairawhiti is leading the way in their region, helping whanau improve their daily lives with practical help.

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