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DRIVE Update

DRIVE have provided us with this special update.
For more information contact hello@drivedirection.org.nz.

Round the Bays: Free sponsored Places!
DRIVE are pleased to announce that CHAMP is supporting sponsored places for those who would like to run Round the Bays on Sunday 8 March. Registration is paid, support is offered for getting Counties Manukau consumers to and from the event and there will be a BBQ afterward. Please email hello@drivedirection.org.nz for more information and to register your interest.

Expressions of Interest: Integrated Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Group
Due Thursday 26 February. Great opportunity for committed Counties Manukau consumers! The purpose of this request for ‘Expressions of Interest’ is to identify representatives from the health and community sectors in Counties Manukau who are interested in taking on an active leadership role in the strategic direction of the ‘whole of system’ transformation agenda for mental health and addictions. For further details and to apply click here

Job Advertisement: Consumer Educator for the Mental Health & Addictions Education Team.
Counties Manukau Health is seeking a people-focussed individual with lived experience as a consumer of Mental Health services. You will demonstrate a commitment to improving service users experience thru professional development of the Counties Manukau Health workforce and actively contributing to the delivery of Safe Practice and Effective Communication training for all Mental Health & Addiction staff. Click here for the full advertisement

Fill your diaries with DRIVE Hui dates:
– April Friday 10
– June Friday 12th
– August Friday 14th
– October Friday 9th
– December Friday 11th
These will be held at Pacific Business Trust from 10.45am to 2.30pm.
RSVP for April by emailing hello@drivedirection.org.nz

DRIVE Consumer Direction Counties Manukau, PO Box 97453, Manukau 2241

DRIVE Update: Christmas Special Hui & Notices

DRIVE announces the final hui date for the year, featuring guest musician Sam RB and a chance for you to perform.

Date: Thursday 18 December
Time: 10.45 for an 11am start
Place: Pacific Business Trust, 733 Great South Road, Papatoetoe

RSVP’s are essential as lunch will be supplied. DRIVE may not be able to cater for all needs, but please get in touch if you have any dietary requirements.

The October Hui was a productive day of brainstorming what was important to consumers, and what they wanted from services. Drive hopes to give you further feedback about this soon. They also have a list of events that are happening in the next couple of weeks that may be of interest. These include several art events, training opportunities and some chances for you to use your experiences to give some feedback around parenting and mental illness, and the Auckland Council psychoactive substances policy.

Contact DRIVE via:

Email: sheree.veysey@connectsr.org.nz

Mailing address: DRIVE Network, PO Box 102 149, North Shore Mail Centre, Auckland, 0745, New Zealand

Panui from NZ Maori Council | Nationwide Hui | Now to 18 Sep 2013

A Letter from the New Zealand Maori Council, Te Kaunihera Maori o Aotearoa

26 August 2013

He Panui

Tena koutou

Nationwide consultation on the Crown’s review of the Community Development Act commences in September 2013, at a time when the New Zealand Māori Council is challenging Crown action on a number of issues vital to Māori rights and interests. These include rights to water, to the radio spectrum, to the benefits of the Crown Forestry Rental Trust, to citizenship and electoral rights and to provide safety to Māori communities through the Māori Wardens.

The Council is concerned that the timing of the consultation process when these cases are pending and the exclusion of the Council as a partner in the consultation process puts at risk the Council’s work of advocating for and protecting Māori communities. Details about the Council’s current and past action to protect Māori rights and interests are attached to this letter.

This letter encourages you either to attend the consultation hui www.tpk.govt.nz/en/consultation/mcda/ or to relay your views to the Council Secretary, Karen Waterreus (karen@maoricouncil.com).

The unique feature of Council is its statutory mandate to work for and on behalf of the greater Māori community. Council works for all Māori, whoever we are and wherever we are. Council still has a job to do to protect Māori rights and interests and must remain in existence.

Ngā mihi
Maanu Paul, Co-Chair and Sir Edward Taihākurei Durie, Co-Chair
The New Zealand Maori Council
Te Kaunihera Maori o Aotearoa

Upcoming Hui Dates

  • Whangārei Wed 4 September 8.30-10.30am Whangarei Terenga Paraoa Marae Porowini Avenue, Whangarei
  • Auckland (North) Wed 4 September 4-6pm Orakei Marae 59b Kitemoana Street, Orakei
  • Auckland (South) Thurs 5 September 8.30-10.30am Te Puea Marae 41 Miro Road, Mangere
  • Palmerston North Thurs 5 September 4-6pm Kingsgate Hotel 110 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North
  • Whanganui Tues 10 September 8-10am Te Taura Whiri Building (TPK Office) 357 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui
  • New Plymouth Tues 10 September 2-4pm Mururaupatu Marae Te Arei Road, R.D. 3
  • Hamilton Weds 11 September 8-10am Rangiaowhia Marae TWOA, Raroera Campus, Te Rapa
  • Rotorua Weds 11 September 1-3pm Te Papaiouru Marae Ohinemutu
  • Christchurch Thurs 12 September 8-10am Twiggers Addington Raceway
  • Nelson Thurs 12 September 2.30-4.30am Whakatu Marae 99 Atawhai Drive, Nelson
  • Lower Hutt Tues 17 September 9-11am Waiwhetu Marae Puketapu Grove, Waiwhetu, Lower Hutt
  • Porirua Tues 17 September 2-4pm Takapuwahia Marae 2 Nohorua Street, Porirua
  • Dunedin Weds 18 September 8-10am Arai I te Uru Marae 24 Shetland Street,


Youth Call to Action Hui 18 July 2012

Auckland Council, Community Waitakere and Waitakere Community Law Service invite you to participate in a Youth Call 2 Action hui:

Nau mai harae mai – Warm greetings – Kia orana – Malo e lelei – Talofa lava – Namaste – Nisa bula vinaka – Fakaalofa lahi atu – Ni hau – Salaam malaikum – Xian Ne Em Kwai Lun – Konnichi Wa – Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa

Auckland Council, Community Waitakere and Waitakere Community Law Service invite you to participate in a Youth Call 2 Action hui:

• To share the aspirations and needs of our young people

• To bring the regions young people, workers and organisations together to connect youth development initiatives across Waitakere

• To develop collective actions to enable and empower young people and the youth sector to sustain the momentum

Wed 18th July 2012
9.30am – 12.30pm
@ ZEAL West Auckland
20 Alderman Drive, Henderson, Auckland
(09) 835 4570

Please RSVP by Friday 13th July 2012 to Hadleigh Pouesi Hadleigh.Pouesi@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or
Matt Appleyard matt@communitywaitakere.org.nz 

2-Day Hui to Reflect on Strength Based Stories: 22 July 2012

Ngā Tapuwae o Hape (the Footsteps of Hape)

Hosted by Makaurau Marae together with the Human Rights Commission and the Disabled Persons Assembly

A hui to reflect upon our strength based stories (such as Hape’s) and how these stories inform our understanding and promotion of disability and indigenous rights, to discuss leadership on the rights of disabled people by te hunga hauā and to talk about how whanau hauā can work in partnership with the Human Rights Commission to better promote and protect the rights of all disabled people.

The name Ngā Tapuwae o Hape acknowledges that we follow in the footsteps of Hape, as we draw upon the strengths of our ancestors and foster leadership amongst te hunga hauā.

Friday 22 June Powhiri  2pm

Makaurau Marae,

8 Ruaiti Rd, Ihumatao
Manukau City

Ngā Tapuwae o Hape is the first day of a 2 day hui for whanau hauā organised by DPA.  Participants are welcome to come just for the first day or to attend all 2 days. More information about the rest of the weekend will follow.

Please register your interest with Leilani Thompson-Rikys


09 375 8642   or    022 0611 634

If there are any disability related needs or ways of enhancing participation that we need to be aware of please let Leilani know.

Unfortunately disability assistance dogs are not able to be taken onto Makaurau Marae however for those who use dogs ordinarily the HRC will cover the costs of employing a disability assistance person for the day.

Note: This is primarily an event for people with personal experience of disability and mental-health problems. Service-providers and family members are welcome. There is recognition that these are not necessarily always separate groups.