Northern News : March 30th 2011
10 NORTHERN NEWS, MARCH 30, 2011 Developing Tino Rangatiratanga by providing ordinary services in an extraordinary way 136a Commerce Street (Opposite Farmers and also based at WINZ Kaitaia) Phone: (09) 408 4844 or 0800 KOROWAI Fax: (09) 408 4842 PO Box 401 Kaitaia email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.hekorowaitrust.co.nz If you know of any young person witnessing family violence or IF YOU ARE HURTING THOSE WHO LOVE YOU THE MOST AND WANT HELP, PLEASE CALL US CONFIDENTIALLY NOW OUR VISION -- OUR WHANAU -- OUR FUTURE 2 It is once again a privilege to report to you. This month we provide a brief snapshot of our service statistics for the period Feb-Dec 2010, including a few Whanau Testimonials which bear testimony to the way we have served you whilst steadily working towards our mission of Developing Tino Rangatiratanga or assisting families to achieve their maximum potential as they move from State dependence to Independence. 160 Whanau requested assistance because they had either been refused help or fallen outside all government agency service provision; 249 Tamariki under the age of 17 were assisted; 3707 Interventions were provided; 478 Justice Interventions were provided; 126 Training & Employment Interventions were provided; 147 Economic Development Interventions were provided; 661 Housing Interventions were provided; 162 Maori Land Court Interventions were provided; 249 Tamariki Interventions were provided; 783 Health Interventions were provided; 1,001 Financial Interventions were provided; Each whanau received 23.1 Interventions 152 whanau presented in crisis. A crisis is determined as something that cannot wait for an appointment due to Health or Safety issues; All whanau who presented in crisis were seen within Two hours; Whanau Testimonials: We acknowledge and accept that at the end of the day you will judge us by our inventiveness, tenacity FAMILY VIOLENCE IT'S NOT OK I like walking in the rain cause no one knows I'm crying and the entrepreneurial manner we continue to respond to your changing needs whilst continuing to provide ordinary services in an extraordinary way The following are snippets from a few of the whanau testimonials on fle Our family are so grateful to you for saving our whanau home, we know that without your help we could not save it on our own Choice Bro I was praying that what you do will work Thank you for helping my parents save our family house, I cant think of any word that can explain how grateful my family and I are. We were at each other all the time As a whanau we almost fell apart You rescued our whanau when no one else cared we are better off and now know how to make sure it doesnt happen again Nga Mihi ake ake When we found out that we only had a few days before our house was going to be uplifted and taken away it was like a nightmare that had come true. My brothers & sisters were all sad. BUT seeing your add in the newspaper was like saving our life. When you saved our home our tears turned into smiles from ear to ear We wish to acknowledge the professional and tremendous support and services your staff provided. Their guidance and expert advice which was much needed at the time when we thought we had no where to turn .The respect shown was much appreciated .He Korowai Trust is an organisation helping all peoples. We are writing this letter in appreciation of the swift and precise assistance taken on behalf of concerned parents and children the situation was defused in time for the police and local community to investigate The warm and friendly welcome I received was very comforting to an almost despondent person Yo u gave me the time of day and my passion for my vision back, You showed me that my plan was and is attainable. As an alcoholic in recovery we need a lot more people like He Korowai Trust. Mum and Dad are smiling again we are happy now Thank you for saving my Mokos Life Your Leadership and expertise is recognised We see the value for Maori Whanau; I am interested in making He Korowai trust my chosen charity for the IRD payroll giving scheme. Currently I may only be able to afford a small amount, maybe $10.00 per month as a start, with a view to increasing if possible . Keep up the good work. I didnt know where Kaitaia was until I heard your advertisement on the Radio and came up... 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He gained his commercial pilot's licence at age 19 and then flew fulltime for 20 years in NZ, Africa, England and the United States (14 years offshore).Alan has been a financial adviser for 24 years. He and his wife Donna established their own financial planning business in 1996. Alan is an authorised financial adviser, licensed by the NZ Securities Commission, a new requirement and the highest licence available.
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