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Mental Health Awareness Week - Lifewise Rotorua

Jasmine Hawkins is a vibrant and ever so challenging young lady, she has been apart of the Mental Health services both at inpatient and community levels for over three years.

Jasmine was invited to represent the residents in care at Lifewise Rotorua as a team runner in the annual Rotorua Ekiden team fun relay five weeks ago.  Jasmine at this time in care was acting out daily with suicide threats/behaviours and Lifewise and the staff at Whare Whakaue worked together with step down placement strategies.

From the day Jasmine accepted the challenge of being in the team, she trained DAILY with Support Worker, Paula Lemon (aged 62 years) at 530 am with effort and absolute commitment.  As the Ekiden race got closer Jasmine self-directed her full time placement at Lifewise and was discharged from Whare Whakaue, Jasmine began to eat, sleep and participate in all programmes PLUS train.

Jasmine re engaged with her family throughout this journey.  The burnt bridges forgotten and a proud mother, father and step father came to support and stood with emotion as they saw Jasmine in her light.


Working4Youth is an online resource providing notices, current events, projects, research & publications and networking for those working with and for young people in the Bay of Plenty.


Free Retail Qualification

How would you like to earn a FREE RETAIL qualification. Get in now & you can be qualified early 2016!!! This Qualification is for the National Certificate in Retail (Level 3).

This part-time course will gain you a Nationally recognised qualification. Course includes retail legislation, merchandising, loss prevention, stock management, human resources management, retail management, security systems and sales performance. This course is fully subsidised & completely FREE. For anyone wanting to get work in the Retail field then get in quick - spaces limited! Courses starting in Rotorua on Wednesday 18 Nov and in Taupo on Fri 09 Oct. Call/text/email me now to discuss further 027-902-1072.  Click here for the flyer.

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Celebrate Whanau Day 2015

Plans are now underway for our main White Ribbon/E Tu Whanau 'Celebrate Whanau Day event. Here is a brief update of the mahi to date: 

Brief: Framework for White Ribbon Day this year fell out of three key areas identified overtime through feedback from local and national leaders, kaumatua, community groups, agencies, people involved in planning community events and White Ribbon events, members of the public who attended White Ribbon in the past, talking with local men's support groups, messages from tamariki expressed through their beautiful artwork and also by looking around at what other areas are doing in their local areas: 


Community Groups and lead up to Village Green: 

Working with 7 community groups (via nominated key contact people) on the following. Please note I am still to touch base with 2 of the 7 community contacts identified but here is a basic outline: 

Village Green 
Is there anyone who is available to be part of a 'working party' for planning and organising? For an idea of the commitment required, it will be to attend one-hour meetings at least fortnightly leading up to the event and also to follow through on any actions or tasks you are willing to do. 

Please contact Kiti Ransfield-King if can help out with any of these at Te Waiariki Purea Trust on 07 348 5051 or email safefamilies "at"

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RBA Training for providers - around New Zealand - Register Now!

You are invited to attend a seminar on Results Based Accountability (RBA). The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has commissioned Shea Pita and Associates to give the seminars to support the Streamlined Contracting with NGOs project. 

The seminar will give you an introduction to the key concepts of RBA, the outcomes framework used in your outcome agreements. An introductory video on RBA can be found here: 

The seminars are in Christchurch, Dunedin, Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington and New Plymouth and the times, dates and venues are set out on the attached flyer. 

Places are limited so please register your interest today by emailing sctraining "at" 

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New Zealand School of Tourism

1178 Pukaki St, Rotorua

Ph: 0800102020 ext 3, 

Free Course enrolling now for 2016 - start dates 29/02/2016 to 19/08/2016 and 21/03/2016 -02/09/2016 

This Level 2 fee free programme is perfect for those who don't have a Level 2 qualification. The qualification offers lots of variety from hospitality and cafes, to customer service and team building. Successful completion guarantees a pathway to a Level 3 programme. The airline, travel;, tourism and hotel industries are all involved in the design of our programmes which are interactive and up to date. 

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National Certificate in Youth Work (Youth Leadership - Level 3)

Do your staff need training?
Do they need a qualification??
Are you currently practising Youth Work in a paid or unpaid position with a recognised Youth Work provider in the Central North Island? 


We have limited spaces and will need you to enrol as soon as possible to ensure you gain one of these places for our next intake!?

Do not delay and register now by registering your interest to tania "at" or phone 0800 469 372