June was as a time of Matariki Celebrations at the LUCK Centre. Over 300 people came and joined in week long celebrations hosted by LUCK, MASH and Whaioro Trust. A huge thanks goes out to Morgan Laurenson Ltd, Hester Guy and Just Zilch for their support of this event and on-going support and commitment to LUCK.
Celebrations included, Mahi toi/creative crafts, Te Reo Maori Classes, Waiata/song, Maori Rongoa/Maori Medicine, Kai Hakarik/Hangi, Poi, Games, Weaving, Dream Bottles, whakatauki and loads more.
This week emphasised the possibilities when collaboration happens – the community working together to enhance opportunities. We were intentional about promoting this as a by the people for the people celebration. This highlighted existing strengths as people stepped outside their comfort zone to run and participate in activities, it was a week that promoted people and whanau being active and contributing members of their community, taking ownership of process – RECOVERY IN ACTION, it was a step up from anything that has happened before and something the community can be very proud of.