E te tī, e te tā, Nei rā te mihi ki a koutou katoa. Ko Pouhine tēnei, This is Pouhine.

Our rangatahi engagement project, Pouhine, centres hauora (wellbeing) and manaakitanga (empowerment and support) in facilitating wānanga with rangatahi. The project focuses on Mana Wāhine (feminism), Hauora (wellbeing) and Manaakitanga (empowerment and support). We work with the goal of reminding rangatahi of the mana and skills they possess in striving for justice and empowerment. 


Our kaupapa is based upon a tuakana teina relationship with the rangatahi we work with, reminding them of the mana and mātauranga they already carry. In building relationships through manaakitanga, our wānanga in schools aims to empower kōrero around hauora with practical and powerful strategies, supporting healthier futures for our rangatahi, and building awareness of social justice issues. Whilst Pouhine may have specific relevance to rangatahi Māori, we believe that these kōrero are important for all to engage with, given that this is Aotearoa and Mātauranga Māori is essential to the whenua which nurtures us. 

If you are interested in bringing this kaupapa into your school or rangatahi space, please get in contact with our rangatahi coordinator or youth coordinator via the emails below!