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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The new-look Incredible Years' team is excited about their recent professional development training.

Senior Group Leaders Vivian Cope and Khadine Topia and new group leaders Yolanda Bucheler and Shelley Paki have been enhancing their practice approaches through external supervision by an Accredited Group Leader.

Linda Marieskind of the Ministry of Education has been working with our incredible wāhine focusing on barriers they may face as Group Leaders.

Vivian says "Linda's experience in Ngā Tau Miharo delivery is amazing!" Ngā Tau Miharo is a concept used in Incredible Years taught to parents to enhance their parenting skills.

Incredible Years has been a fantastic programme for mātua, helping whānau reconnect and do what is best by their tamariki. 

Based on an American model, the course is structured around the community and family needs, taking into consideration socio-economic status and cultural norms.

"We are half way through our IY programmes and we'll complete the three intakes beginning of June with our graduation being held on Friday June 13, 2014, Vivian says.

“We are now delivering Incredible Years on Level 1 of Whānau Centre and the parents and tamariki are loving the new environment."




Thursday, April 10, 2014

Big paki ups to kaimahi Noeline Davis of Ngāti Whātua who graduated with her degree in social practice.

A long time coming, Noeline has completed her study through Unitec in Henderson, to which she enrolled in 2008.

As a mother of five, Noeline has been balancing mahi, study and whānau commitments, she can finally rest easy and enjoy her achievements.

Noeline joined with Whānau Waipareira three years ago and knows what a difference this tohu will make towards her mahi and the benefits to whānau she works with.

She's now looking forward to her next challenge which was put to her by Practice Leader Niusulu Hellesloe.

Niusulu, Noeline says, has been one of the driving forces behind her recent accomplishments.

"She has pushed me hard to reach my goal. I am only too grateful."

“Now I have been challenged to become a registered social worker. This is to you Sulu: bring it on!" Noeline laughs.

"Thank you to all whānau, Hoani Waititi marae and Waipareira for your endless support and contribution to my success. I won't let you down!"


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Whānau Waipareira is all about helping whānau and community grow.

Did you know there are FREE courses being held for whānau keen to get qualified in occupational health and safety?

The National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety course runs from April 14 to 17 and aims to develop common workplace health and safety skills. It’s also an opportunity for staff to up skill their knowledge of workplace practices and to provide industries with workers who are well equipped.


The course is a level three 50 credit national qualification recognised by a course wide range of industries.


Course are run by Te Tai Poutini Polytechnic and delivered by qualified trainers.


Sessions will run from 6 pm till 9 pm at the New Life Church, 9 Rakich Place, Henderson. Participants eligible include New Zealand and Australian citizens as well as New Zealand permanent residency holders.


Call Nancy Matana on 021 145 1495 or email nancymatana@gmail.com to register.