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Online or Hāwera: Papakāinga Planning 101

Are your whānau curious or very interested in exploring setting up a papakāinga? Or have you heard of papakāinga but don't really know what's involved, and would like to learn more?  My whānau developed a papakāinga near Hāwera and have been living there the past 12 years. We are just embarking on a journey of renovation and potentially adding more kainga at our settlement. I'm chair of our whānau trust and very involved in coordination of our whānau activities. I recently attended the National Māori Housing Conference and learned a lot about what assistance is out there for whānau embarking on developing their papakāinga. There is more assistance available than first appears. Let me share tips so you can learn from my/our lessons over the years. Can do online or in person here in South Taranaki. If my whānau agree, I might be able to arrange a site visit. Maybe you are not interested in developing a papakāinga, but would like to know more, cool - happy to share my experience and if I can persuade my whānau, there is a chance there could be a possible site visit.

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Bowen Technique- Hawera

I am offering a free first session with the Bowen Technique and subsequent sessions at half the usual price for TimeBankers, which is $25 instead of $50. In case you are not familiar with what the Bowen Technique is and what it does here's a brief explanation: Bowen Therapy Bowen Therapy is a light touch therapy that works on specific points on the body, thus stimulating the body's own healing mechanism, activating the immune system and addressing issues around circulation and assists in re-aligment of the body. This extra-ordinary healing modality which Tom Bowen developed in the 60's achieved unprecedented international acclaim due to of it's often instantaneous and lasting results. During a treatment people experience a deep state of relaxation and it is common for people to fall asleep while their body is in healing mode. After a treatment problems that can range from recently sustained injuries to chronic aches or pains significantly diminish or completely disappeared. Feelings of clarity and improved energy, increased libido, better co-ordination, reduced pain and swelling are commonly reported I trained in the UK in 1993 and have practiced since. I also trained in Equine Bowen Therapy and am able to help with horses and other animals. There is a different rate for horses and dogs, but happy to do half price rate for horse $50 and $25 for dog.. Because I have to come out for horses travel expenses need to be covered by  horse/dog owner. This is a standalone offer for TimeBank hours that carries no expectation or obligation for follow-up treatments or services.  Members interested in further treatments or sessions beyond this one time offer, can make arrangements with the provider outside of TimeBank trades. If the recipient feels pressured, at any point, to take up paid services, they are to contact the main coordinator immediately. If a service provider wants reimbursement for expenses or supplies, that must be clearly communicated in the offer, and agreed upon, BEFOREHAND.    

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Dog Coats - Hawera

I make coats for dogs! Contact me to discuss fabric and sizing.  1+ hour per coat depending on farbic/size.

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Breastfeeding Support - Hawera

Hi  I have completed a course in breastfeeding peer support, and have been breastfeeding all 4 my own children. Happy to chat to you and support you in anyway. If anything is above my knowledge and training I have contacts with further knowledge whom I can talk to or get to visit you all free of $. 

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Babywearing assistance - Hawera

Hi,  I help run babywearing south taranaki and have been wearing my own children for over 5yrs now.  I'm happy to help you understand the world of babywearing, show you tips and tricks, plus ways to get both you and your child more comfortable. I can also help you access our large library of lending carriers. 

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Whole food cooking - can teach with dairy-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free, vegan, raw, garden to plate

I like to create, cook and experiment with real food, whilst making things simple and achievable for people to do in their own homes. My style is whole food, plant based, seasonal garden to plate. I can help those with allergies, health conditions or just folk who like tasty nutritious food!  

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Food foraging garden / Wood mulch gardening

Happy to teach about my wood mulch gardening and edible foraging systems.

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I've previously worked with children both pre-schoolers and school aged children, I enjoy taking them on adventures and helping them discover the world! As well as previously running holiday programmes and children's beach education sessions I also have advanced first aid and am a surf lifeguard.   Happy to head out for a walk/play or to hang out with them at your house :) Get in touch if you might be interested in meeting up with me to see if I might be able to help out while you have some down time/ date night/ perhaps clean the house without interruptions! 

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I am an Early childhood/Primary trained teacher who runs a childcare agency. Police check and first aid certificate is up to date. I can provide the highest quality care for your little ones of all ages.

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I am an Early childhood/Primary trained teacher who runs a childcare agency. Police check and first aid certificate is up to date. I can provide the highest quality care for your little ones of all ages.

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