Stories

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Bringing theatre to the regions

How do you bring all the facets of professional theatre to life for young people? The team at Young & Hungry Arts Trust have found a way to bring theatre to the regions with their tour of schools – firing up imaginations and challenging thinking al

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Consolidating community connections for a wonderful Wairarapa

If you’re part of a community group doing great stuff, it’s often hard to work out who else in your area is doing similar work and how they’re doing it.   How do you share information when resources are so limited? Community Networks Wairarapa bri

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Pumping positive energy into Horowhenua youth

How do you turn around statistics in an area known for crime? For the last five years the Taitoko community in Horowhenua have been collaborating with others to turn the tide on crime, and it’s shown some stunning results.   Life hasn’t always bee

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Creating space for a diverse community in Manawatu

With aging facilities and an increasingly diverse population in its region, the Manawatu Chinese Association devised a plan to create a more effective space to foster intercultural understanding.   Food plays an essential role in Chinese culture,

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Dannevirke Community Toy Library

With the cost of everything skyrocketing, how do you keep young children affordably amused? Dannevirke community Toy Library has been a go-to resource for the community for 35 years, and it’s cemented a place in the hearts of Tararua’s children. 

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Racing to new adventures in Wairoa

Up until now Wairoa hasn’t had a reputation for adventure sports – but a new mountain biking park aims to make it a destination of choice for locals and tourists alike.   Adventure Wairoa was formed in 2015 with the aim of getting Wairoa residents

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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.   The philosophy

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