Oranga Pāmu has been undergoing some changes recently, with a restructure on the way, to make sure we are best serving the Te Whenua Hou community. Renata Hakiwai has stepped down as the Chair of Oranga Pāmu, to allow the community to take the lead in further growth. He will remain a mentor to the Interim Chair, Catherine Dawson, through the transition.

Oranga Pāmu was the initiative of Renata Hakiwai, who dedicated himself to engaging with the community of Te Whenua Hou and leading the committee as Chair, to establish its role in the community. Renata has been key to the success of Oranga Pāmu and has left it in a good position, as an integral part of the Te Whenua Hou community. Oranga Pāmu would like to thank Renata for the time, skill and effort he put into the community of Te Whenua Hou.

This year has kicked-off to a great start for Oranga Pāmu, with weekly te reo lessons for the tamariki already underway, with a good turnout of tamariki eager to learn te reo in a fun environment. Oranga Pāmu is holding a wānanga at the newly acquired Eyre Lodge on Saturday 11 March to establish the groups structure for the future. An outdoor movie night for the community is also being held in March at Eyre Lodge, and further community inspired events are in the pipeline.

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