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Hikoi Oranga Hinengaro

Bay of Plenty

Kia ora,
A walk (hikoi) to mark Mental Health (Ōranga Hinengaro) Awareness Week (October 10-16) is planned by the 2nd year students of Te Ōhanga Mataora Paetahi: Bachelor of Health Science Māori (Nursing) degree for staff and students of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, and members of the public for the morning of Thursday October 13th.

Two walks are commencing at 11am, leaving from outside the Noho Centre of the Wānanga at 13 Domain Road. The two hikoi are offered to all interested to cater for different levels of fitness/mobility and preference.

The two hikoi are:
1. The "Bird Walk" though undulating terrain in the Ngāhere (forest) near the Whakatāne Campus, and;
2. The less strenuous "Warren Cole Walkway", along the nearby Whakatāne river and coastline.

There is no cost or need for registration apart from simply turning up on the Marae Ātea space near the Noho Centre of the Wānanga Whakatāne campus at 13 Domain Road shortly before 11am on Thursday, 13 October 2016. All are welcome.

Nō reira, nau mai, haere mai whānau

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