A strong and healthy society is one where the most vulnerable are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve. The fate of one of us affects us all.
The strength evident in so many of our communities gives us real hope. Problems like child safety, domestic violence, poor housing, unhealthy lifestyles, mental health issues and even the worst effects of poverty can be overcome by people working together in communities. But communities need support to achieve these changes. Community organisations play a vital role in making community aspirations a reality. These organisations include iwi/Maori providers, Pasifika groups, community based trusts, and Christian and other providers of social services.
Manaaki Hapori project collected stories, photos, and resources from projects all around the country. It brings together the hopes, experiences, ideas into an online collection – a toolkit of ideas and resources for inform and inspire others.