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Rangatahi Māori create health and wellbeing guidelines aimed at youth

Rangatahi Māori in Hawke’s Bay have launched a health and wellbeing kaupapa that aims to reflect what resonates with today’s youth.
Manaora Rangatahi Guidelines, which were launched last Monday (March 4) at Waipatu Marae, is part of Nourishing Hawke’s Bay: He wairua tō te kai, a collaborative local project between Te Kura i Awarua Ranagahau Māori Research Centre at EIT | Te Pūkenga and the University of Auckland (UoA).

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‘Full bellies means active minds’

Researchers are calling for the government to increase its support for free school lunches.

EIT Te Pukenga Māori and indigenous research Professor David Tipene Leach says a full stomach is crucial to a child’s learning.

“I’ll put it like this, things get a little easier for them. Worries don’t weigh down on them, because their stomach is full and so too is their soul,” Tipene Leach says.

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