From a kid who used to lock himself in his room and shut up shop, to killing it in dance lessons at The Royal Palace, Leti’s come a real long way in just a few years. Huia O’Sullivan, and the rest of the Nga Rangatahi Toa wrap-around whānau support crew have been with him all the while.
Manurewa school Rowandale Primary is one of the latest to boast a Garden to Table programme and living garden in 2017, but it’s been the generosity of one local mum, Alphena Wiperi, that has seen something special take place here.
In 2016, Noa Woolloff received a scholarship from Inspiring Stories to attend Festival for the Future and has since launched his own social enterprise, Increase Clothing, to pay it forward and send fellow teen parents along to life-changing courses.
Maurethe was left with little in her tank as she dealt with two energetic boys, serious health issues, post-natal depression and the stresses of work. Luckily there was Bellyful to fill her freezer. Sometimes little things like that can make all the difference.
Sometimes it's not just about getting housed but about staying housed. After spending four years on the street himself, Wellington local Alexi knows what it's like to be homeless more than most. These days, he's a proud part of the team at DCM who offer a helping hand to taumai at risk of losing their accommodation.
Anna Stevenson, Kaibosh’s Lower Hutt Volunteer Manager, spoke with Child Cancer Foundation to learn more about the amazing things they're doing with donated Kaibosh food, and how much a box of goodness can mean to a family in their time of need.