Wellington Shoebox Christmas Kia ora team, a quick update and video from Rachael who dropped off the remaining gifts and food packages for the homeless whānau who relocated to Porirua. There’s been a massive amount of aroha and atawhaitanga (love and compassion) from lots of you over the last few days and it’s been beautiful to see. You’ve given that in the form of food parcels and gifts for them and the whānau who took them in. Thank you for caring for those of US who are in most need of that care. The 13 tamariki and three adults in this household will experience a bit of what many of us are lucky enough to think of as normal this Christmas: kai on the table, presents under the tree, and a moment of not needing to think too much today about what tomorrow might bring. The adults were incredibly moved and grateful for the smaller load I took out on your behalf a few days ago, I know this is going to be hugely appreciated. He waka eke noa – We are all in this canoe together. Pera

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Manaaki’s Pictures of Things Pictures of things, mostly birds, mostly on Kapiti Island, by Manaaki Barrett.

My bro takes really, really, really nice pictures and spends a lot of time on our taonga Kapiti Island around beautiful things. Check them out – they’re worth the click, and the money too. https://ift.tt/2rgDSck from Pera Barrett https://ift.tt/2rgDSck via IFTTT

Exclusive: ‘Jail was important for me’: How Scribe lost his way, rehab and recovery six months sober “Jail was important for me.”

Outside the props our bro deserves for 6 months sober, he also deserves a massive kia ora for sharing the kōrero and reminding our brothers and sisters out there what’s possible. Hearing a story of coming up from the hood to achieve success on the stage is one thing. Believing you too can beat your […]

Give a gift to kids in need this Christmas The Kiwi company helping gift shoeboxes full of presents to kids this Christmas

A little bit more about the purpose of our project. Nice try on the rapping invitation Duncan… https://ift.tt/354EVLi Read Less from Pera Barrett https://ift.tt/354EVLi via IFTTT

The big impact of small hands

Dear Huhana and Kāhu, Today when we visited my Grandad, your Great Grandad, he was having a bad day. He was flicking his red-rimmed eyes from side to side, as he flipped from sad to frustrated and back. The nurses told us to take him somewhere quiet.  We tried, but even your usual two and five year old antics couldn’t […]

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