Corrections recognises Taeaomanino Trust
Corrections has acknowledged a Porirua organisation which helps offenders turn away from family violence.
Porirua’s Taeaomanino Trust has been recognised with a Community Partnership Award from Wellington District Community Corrections.
“The Community Partnership Award acknowledges the Trust’s work with Corrections and the offenders we manage,” says Wellington District Manager Sue Abraham.
Theresa Nimarota, Chief Executive of Taeaomanino Trust, says “We’re grateful for the award and the recognition it brings. It affirms the innovative work we’ve been doing across the organisation including the RED programme.”
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Porirua mama’s tivaevae project
Porirua Cook Islands women gather every Wednesday at Te Akapuanga Hall in Cannons Creek to revive one of Cook Islands treasures, the tivaevae (quilt), for an exhibition planned in July.
With the help of Taeaomanino Trust, these women were provided with sewing machines, scissors, cotton and materials through Whānau Ora fund to do what they do best – knitting and cutting unique Pacific patterns for tivaevae.
Ngaro Teuruaa, 78, has a passion for tivaevae making and is willing to share her knowledge with other women.
“I am determined to lead this group of women which started as six members, mainly Cook Island mamas who came together to share their love of tivaevae making. Today we have Samoan and Tokelauan mothers who are part of the group and we open up to all mothers willing to learn.”
Theresa Nimarota, Chief Executive Taeaomanino Trust says the Trust recognises the value of this group as an important part of reviving culture and language.
“It is the sharing and passing down of knowledge and caring for each other, and having a place for our mamas to come together to stitch and learn and pass on their knowledge to younger generations.”
“We are grateful for the Whānau Ora funding to help them out and enable them to host other people to visit their group and talk with these women as part of learning.”
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