It's not OK advocate joins our fight against meth 

A community hui is planned for next week with the aim of making a stand against the drug methamphetamine.

Karen Baker from ‘Detect It’, Detective Nicky Schrafft and It’s Not OK advocate Phil Paikea will be sharing their experiences about the drug invading many regions, including the Ruapehu, at Te Pae Tata next Monday.

Ruapehu Whānau Transformation (RWT) operations manager Danielle Vaughan said the idea for the hui came out of the last RWT community reference group meeting.

“A number of different groups and agencies were raising their concern about the dramatic increase of meth-related issues in our area.

“Instead of working individually, we decided that we can make a better impact through forming an action group of heath and support agencies to collaborate together – this is the whole premise of the Ruapehu Whānau Transformation plan; to bring people together to make a difference.

“It’s also a way of finding out who is doing what in the Ruapehu region, where there may be additional support needed and to also minimise any duplication of services.”

During the implementation of Te Whare huru Ki Ruapehu, the RWT team are working alongside a number of homeowners in Raetihi, Ohākune and Waiouru to ensure the properties are safe and warm.

“Everyone knows it’s out there but like the rest of the country, we need to make a stand and realise there is an issue.

“We are currently doing 101 building warrant of fitness audits and, with all the publicity about issues with meth in housing, RWT were looking at testing options.

“We realised that if we did find any positive readings we needed to have wrap-round support for our whānau.

“It is ok to talk about this problem and seek support, but if we do get asked, how as a community can we support our families? We have to be better educated as a whole community to be able to help each other.”

Whether a personal or community/agency related interest, everyone is welcome to attend the hui on 1 August between 4pm-6.30pm at Te Pae Tata.

For more information call Mrs Vaughan on 021 811 670.

Posted by 26 July 2016 06:48:00

Te Pae Tata launches high-tech programmes and free internet access for the community 

The Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Plan’s biggest solution has launched with a number of low-cost or fee-free technology programmes starting at Te Pae Tata next week.
The new open education and conference facility provides the space and opportunity to help grow Ruapehu learners, creators and leaders including free access to high-speed fibre internet, computers and a relaxing breakout space, between 8.30am and 5pm.
The first round of educational programmes are starting next week at the Ruapehu community learning and tech hub housed at the back of Ruapehu College in Ohākune.
For tamariki and rangatahi, an eight-week course covering computer science basics, coding and an introduction to robotics starts on Monday along with a more advanced, exploratory class, learning to solve problems utilising technology beginning on Tuesday.
Both programmes cost $10 a session.
Whether wanting to learn how to use a computer or the internet, gain help with extramural study or see what post-school learning opportunities are available, Tuesday’s drop-in sessions for adults are free and open to anyone in the community.
Also housed at Te Pae Tata is a fully functioning conference centre and meeting rooms, which are all available for rent.
With the ability to host up to 120 seated guests, or 300 standing, with a two-metre video wall, this conference space has been purpose-designed to include some of the latest in technology.
Three other smaller meeting rooms are also available on a daily basis and can cater to up to 40 people.
To book a place in any of the community tech programmes or find out more information on any of the facilities available at Te Pae Tata, call Hub administrators Chaana Morgan on 021 119 2056 or Robyn Matthews on 027 281 9717, email info@ or head to the programmes page of our new Te Pae Tata website HERE

To read more about the latest Te Pae Tata updates please click HERE


Posted by 26 July 2016 06:41:00

Join us in making a stand... 

Posted by 20 July 2016 08:08:00

Paepae trustee rotations election hui 

Waimarino Paepae

Notice of Hui
The Waimarino Paepae are in rotation for the representation on the Ngāti Rangi Trust Board (Te Tōtarahoe). Waimarino Paepae wish to call a hui to select and appoint their Tōtarahoe representative.

The Hui will be held:
Sunday 14 August 2016, 9am at Raketapauma Marae, Maukuku Road, Irirangi, RD 5 Taihape 

Hautapu Paepae

Notice of Hui
The Hautapu Paepae are in rotation for the representation on the Ngāti Rangi Trust Board (Te Tōtarahoe). Hautapu Paepae wish to call a hui to select and appoint the Tōtarahoe representative.

The Hui will be held:
Sunday 7 August 2016, 10am at Raketapauma Marae, Maukuku Road, Irirangi, RD 5 Taihape

For more information on either of the hui please contact;
Whetu Moataane - Pou Honohono Iwi
Phone: 06 385 9500


Posted by 20 July 2016 07:50:00