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Wahine Ora – Grass roots leadership program for women

Wahine Ora is a 12 week grassroots leadership program for women who have suffered from abuse

Our purpose

We are a whakaruruhau 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 Tikanga based Suicide first aid wananga
  • We facilitate domestic violence prevention workshops for women
  • We meet once a month for kai-tahi with kuia and other women
  • We meet twice a week for aka, yoga, pilates, meditation, mirimiri

Intake for our Wahine Ora wananga occurs every 13 weeks. For more information please contact our administrator on 0278654402, come into our office  249 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui or email

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