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    • He Karakia mō Matariki
      • 14 Sep 2020
      • Wellington City Libraries News Blog
      • Composed and recorded by Ben Ngaia, He Karakia mō Matariki is a gift from Te Wharewaka o Pōneke to Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington). Our thanks to WellingtonNZ who have supported this kaupapa.
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    • Matariki
      • 2 Jul 2020
      • Amesbury Drive School Establishment Board of Trustees
      • Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades.
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      • Amesbury School, Amesbury Drive, Churton Park, Glenside, Wellington, 6037, New Zealand/Aotearoa


    • June Update from DCM - together we can end homelessness
      • 1 Jul 2020
      • Downtown Community Ministry
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line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .headerContainer .mcnTextContent,.headerContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:16px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .bodyContainer .mcnTextContent,.bodyContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:16px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .footerContainer .mcnTextContent,.footerContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:14px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } June Update from DCM - together we can end homelessness Going hard and fast to end homelessness We have enjoyed sharing some of the positive outcomes from the past few months with you over recent updates. This month, we had an opportunity to share them with the general public via a Spinoff article – “How lock-down helped get Wellington’s rough sleepers off the streets”. We share an extract below, and encourage you to read the full article here. DCM’s director, Stephanie McIntyre, says that while it brought many challenges, the lockdown also expedited a number of long-term solutions to benefit their taumai – the phones, the 0800 number, the prepaid cards, and, most importantly, getting them into housing. "The vast majority of taumai in emergency housing are still there, and DCM kaimahi are working hard to transition them into permanent housing. “We can’t go backwards from here. We have seen what can happen when people are properly supported into good housing, and we have seen what happens when organisations pull together to innovate and make decisions rapidly. “We have always said that ‘together we can end homelessness’. These weeks, although terrible in many ways, have given us a valuable window to go hard and fast to end homelessness. Let’s work together to finish what we’ve started.” <!-- --> Re-connecting after lock-down This month we enjoyed a very special day on the DCM calendar. Our Matariki Seasonal Kai is the one time when DCM kaimahi (staff) and taumai sit down together – to enjoy a hangi at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke. Always a time to connect before the dark days of winter, to remind our taumai that we are there to support them and for them to commit to being there for one another – but this year it has been extra special. After a long period when we have not all been able to get together, or to sit close to one another, this was a very, very special day. Big thanks to the whānau of John Tristram who make this meal possible – what a brilliant way to celebrate the life of a man who had such a big heart for our taumai. <!-- --> Supporting DCM during lock-down We love the way so many of you come up with creative and committed ways to be part of our mahi – even during lock-down! During lock-down, we all realised the value of a good haircut! It had been four years since Dora last cut her hair, and she came up with a brilliant Givealittle campaign in support of our work. She had her hair cut for a wig-making charity this month, and forwarded the funds raised on to DCM. During lock-down, we worked with a young woman who was rough sleeping and very unwell. She needed a safe place to settle, but was very concerned for her dog, the one stable thing in her life. We got in touch with Waglands – with many of their usual clients having to cancel travel plans, they had space to take in the dog, and the young woman was able to settle in to emergency housing. Waglands regularly called her to chat about how her beloved pet was doing. The dog has now settled in to a longer term foster home, sorted by Ellie’s Canine Rescue. Another significant community has stepped up to the plate and committed to being part of the solution to homelessness. Last year we met with a local group of Freemasons from Westminster Lodge, who came to spend time with us at DCM and began supporting our work in generous and practical ways. During lock-down, these new and committed kaitautoko met with other lodges, sharing their enthusiasm and experience of supporting DCM. All 16 lodges in our area are now part of this initiative – and they are actively seeking more and more ways to be involved and to spread the word.  He waka eke noa – we are all in the same waka, doing this together. <!-- --> Please help us get the message out there! Forward this email on to everyone you can think of who may be interested in how to respond to homelessness, and just generally people who are passionate about Wellington. <!-- --> Support DCM! Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi With your basket and my basket, the people will thrive <!-- --> Copyright © 2020 DCM. All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: DCMPO Box 6133Marion SqWellington, Wellington 6011 New ZealandAdd us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.
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    • Matariki Day
      • 7 Jun 2020
      • Kilbirnie School
      • Matariki will be celebrated at school on Tuesday 2 July and the children will have the opportunity to try a variety of activities during the day. 
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    • June update from DCM - together we can end homelessness
      • 30 Jun 2019
      • Downtown Community Ministry
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line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .headerContainer .mcnTextContent,.headerContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:16px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .bodyContainer .mcnTextContent,.bodyContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:16px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .footerContainer .mcnTextContent,.footerContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:14px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } Celebrating Matariki This month DCM has been celebrating Matariki, the Māori New Year, a time to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future. DCM sits on the site of Te Aro Pā, and with Māori making up 46% of our taumai, we acknowledge Matariki as a very special time, with the reappearance of the Matariki star cluster signalling the New Year. DCM has many friends and supporters who, like us, sit on the site of Te Aro Pā. We acknowledge the support we receive from our neighbours on Lukes Lane, such as Jeff, who offers regular physio sessions here, and Neville, who is always able to help out with handyman tasks at DCM. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision are another Te Aro Pā supporter. They have been bringing films to DCM for our taumai to enjoy together. And we also acknowledge Wesley Methodist Church who are totally committed to lifting up our taumai in many different ways. This month we received a very special visitor - our Prime Minister. During Volunteer Week, Jacinda Ardern came to acknowledge the huge contribution of the many volunteers and supporters who are part of team DCM, and of other important mahi in Aotearoa. But she also came to lift up (Te Hāpai) and manaaki our taumai. This is what so many of you do when you visit us and support our work in so many ways. Seasonal Kai Like the original inhabitants of Te Aro Pā, DCM offers shelter, kai and a sense of community, and the opportunity to give back as well as receive - tuku atu, tuku mai - supporting each other on a journey toward sustainable housing and wellbeing. This month we enjoyed our Seasonal Kai for Matariki with a hearty hangi on a cold Wellington day. Over 100 taumai came down to Te Wharewaka o Pōneke to enjoy the hospitality, again sponsored by the John Tristram Trust. John Tristram was an adventurer and filmmaker with a heart for people - read more about his life here. Special thanks to Alan and Helen Tristram, and Hilary and John Tovey, who were able to join us at the hangi. <!-- --> Housing First DCM is deeply committed to Housing First principles - an approach to ending homelessness that centres on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into housing and then offering wraparound support to keep them there. Housing First is not contingent upon 'readiness' or 'compliance'. Instead it embraces the philosophy that all people deserve housing, and that adequate housing is needed - first - for recovery. The expansion of the government-funded Housing First service to include Wellington provides the opportunity to make a real and lasting impact on homelessness in our city, and DCM is bringing in new staff to deliver this service. DCM is delighted to welcome Taone O'Regan as Operations Manager for the Housing First service. She brings with her some 30 years' experience working for health and social service organisations. It was a great honour to welcome her and her whānau, including her father Sir Tipene O'Regan, at a powhiri at DCM this month. Read more about the Housing First unveiling here. <!-- --> What can I do? The DCM Bookfair is our largest fundraiser of the year and an essential support for our work with people in the city of Wellington who are experiencing homelessness. This year's Bookfair will be held on Saturday 17 August, 8am-6pm, at Shed 6 - and we need your help to ensure it's a huge success. Please join and share our Facebook event to help us spread the word We are looking for great locations for signage to help advertise this year's Bookfair. Do you have a prominent fence or front garden in Wellington we could utilise? Please get in touch! Deliver your quality secondhand books for our Bookfair until 20 July - find out how here Can you volunteer at the DCM Bookfair? Email us at events@dcm.org.nz Do you know others who would love to learn more about DCM and our work with people who are experiencing homelessness? Encourage them to join our mailing list for monthly updates during our 50th birthday year. <!-- --> Read More Success Stories <!-- --> Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi With your basket and my basket, the people will thrive <!-- --> Copyright © 2019 DCM. All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: DCMPO Box 6133Marion SqWellington, Wellington 6011 New ZealandAdd us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.
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    • June update from DCM - together we can end homelessness
      • 30 Jun 2019
      • Downtown Community Ministry
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line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .headerContainer .mcnTextContent,.headerContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:16px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .bodyContainer .mcnTextContent,.bodyContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:16px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .footerContainer .mcnTextContent,.footerContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:14px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } Celebrating Matariki This month DCM has been celebrating Matariki, the Māori New Year, a time to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and plan for the future. DCM sits on the site of Te Aro Pā, and with Māori making up 46% of our taumai, we acknowledge Matariki as a very special time, with the reappearance of the Matariki star cluster signalling the New Year. DCM has many friends and supporters who, like us, sit on the site of Te Aro Pā. We acknowledge the support we receive from our neighbours on Lukes Lane, such as Jeff, who offers regular physio sessions here, and Neville, who is always able to help out with handyman tasks at DCM. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision are another Te Aro Pā supporter. They have been bringing films to DCM for our taumai to enjoy together. And we also acknowledge Wesley Methodist Church who are totally committed to lifting up our taumai in many different ways. This month we received a very special visitor - our Prime Minister. During Volunteer Week, Jacinda Ardern came to acknowledge the huge contribution of the many volunteers and supporters who are part of team DCM, and of other important mahi in Aotearoa. But she also came to lift up (Te Hāpai) and manaaki our taumai. This is what so many of you do when you visit us and support our work in so many ways. Seasonal Kai Like the original inhabitants of Te Aro Pā, DCM offers shelter, kai and a sense of community, and the opportunity to give back as well as receive - tuku atu, tuku mai - supporting each other on a journey toward sustainable housing and wellbeing. This month we enjoyed our Seasonal Kai for Matariki with a hearty hangi on a cold Wellington day. Over 100 taumai came down to Te Wharewaka o Pōneke to enjoy the hospitality, again sponsored by the John Tristram Trust. John Tristram was an adventurer and filmmaker with a heart for people - read more about his life here. Special thanks to Alan and Helen Tristram, and Hilary and John Tovey, who were able to join us at the hangi. <!-- --> Housing First DCM is deeply committed to Housing First principles - an approach to ending homelessness that centres on quickly moving people experiencing homelessness into housing and then offering wraparound support to keep them there. Housing First is not contingent upon 'readiness' or 'compliance'. Instead it embraces the philosophy that all people deserve housing, and that adequate housing is needed - first - for recovery. The expansion of the government-funded Housing First service to include Wellington provides the opportunity to make a real and lasting impact on homelessness in our city, and DCM is bringing in new staff to deliver this service. DCM is delighted to welcome Taone O'Regan as Operations Manager for the Housing First service. She brings with her some 30 years' experience working for health and social service organisations. It was a great honour to welcome her and her whānau, including her father Sir Tipene O'Regan, at a powhiri at DCM this month. Read more about the Housing First unveiling here. <!-- --> What can I do? The DCM Bookfair is our largest fundraiser of the year and an essential support for our work with people in the city of Wellington who are experiencing homelessness. This year's Bookfair will be held on Saturday 17 August, 8am-6pm, at Shed 6 - and we need your help to ensure it's a huge success. Please join and share our Facebook event to help us spread the word We are looking for great locations for signage to help advertise this year's Bookfair. Do you have a prominent fence or front garden in Wellington we could utilise? Please get in touch! Deliver your quality secondhand books for our Bookfair until 20 July - find out how here Can you volunteer at the DCM Bookfair? Email us at events@dcm.org.nz Do you know others who would love to learn more about DCM and our work with people who are experiencing homelessness? Encourage them to join our mailing list for monthly updates during our 50th birthday year. <!-- --> Read More Success Stories <!-- --> Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi With your basket and my basket, the people will thrive <!-- --> Copyright © 2019 DCM. All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: DCMPO Box 6133Marion SqWellington, Wellington 6011 New ZealandAdd us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.
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    • Matariki at ZEALANDIA
      • 10 Jun 2019
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      • Celebrate Matariki at   Te Mārā a Tāne  ZEALANDIA with family and friends, as we look upwards from our world of Papatūānuku, the earth mother, to explore the realm of Ranginui, the sky father.   ...
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