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Wahine Ora – Grass roots leadership program for women

Wahine Ora is a 12 week grassroots leadership program for women

Our purpose

We are a whakaruruhau (sanctuary) of women caring for the wellbeing, mana and wairua of ourselves as women and our whanau

Our in-house rules

  • We embrace our mana wahine
  • We care for our men and children
  • We treat each other always with respect
  •  We encourage each other to be heard
  • We share leadership
  • We champion each other
  • We stand up for our wellbeing as women
  • We share information with each other

How do we do this

  • We facilitate a 12 week leadership program for Maori women
  • We facilitate a  leadership program for young Maori women entering tertiary study
  • We teach our women waiata, karanga, te reo
  • We teach a sustainability program through growing kai, making preserves
  • We facilitate the Kimiora Suicide prevention wananga
  • We facilitate domestic violence prevention workshops for women
  • We kai-tahi with kuia and other women
  • We participate in aka, yoga, pilates, meditation, mirimiri

For more information please contact our administrator on 0278654402 or email

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