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    Events for Kaumātua and Tāngata Whaikaha in Wairau

    A newly-introduced Te Hauora Ngāti Rārua programme for Kaumātua and Tāngata Whaikaha to provide meaningful activities to enrich overall wellbeing will start in March.

    From big festivals to morning tea and tai chi, there’s heaps on offer.


    Marlborough Multicultural Festival

    • Churchill Glade, Pollard Park, 55 Parker Street
    • Saturday 9 March. 11am - 3.30pm

    Celebrate our rich & diverse community. Enjoy delicious ethnic foods, lovely dancing and the rich variety of cultures that call Marlborough home.

    Tai Chi with Maree – Free admission

    • Wednesdays: 10.30 - 11.30am, starting 13 March.
    • Brooklyn Croquet Club: 15 Brooklyn Drive
    • All welcome. Disability access.

    Tai Chi is a mind/body exercise. Wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Bare feet are also fine. A bottle of water is recommended. A sense of humour and an open mind are also great attributes to carry with you!

    For more information:

    Kaumātua Morning Tea

    • Friday 5 April, 10am-11.30am
    • Marlborough Youth Trust, 18 Kinross St (entrance opposite Hirepool)

    TOPIC: Community Law will be discussing wills, probate, eduring powers of attorney and more.

    • Please confirm attendance as we need numbers for catering purposes. Ka pai.
    • Helen, 027 2816839 or Roka Manihera-Rolls, 027 3018065

    Hearing Health checks

    Bay Audiology - Free hearing tests (for over 18yr olds)     

    Diagnostic Screening - FREE for AA Members, $59.00 for Gold Card holders or $79.00.  To book, phone 0800 700 851.

    Referrals and support

    If you need to find out information on self-referral or getting support for whanau please contact Roka Manihera-Rolls, 027 301 8065 or

    Richard Liddicoat

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    Events for Kaumātua and Tāngata Whaikaha in Wairau