Te Puna Ora o Mataatua Charitable Trust hosted Asma-na-hi Antoine from Royal Roads University, Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada on 22 February 2018. Asma-na-hi is manager of student support services at the University and undertaking research for her masters in Indigenous health, socio-cultural and education services. Her interests here are to look at some of the services we provide at Te Puna Ora O Mataatua especially those with a focus on young people.
Distinguished Professor Graham Smith and Fiona Wiremu accompanied Asma-na-hi to our Head Office on McGarvey Road and provided cultural support for her during the mihi whakatau. Staff from both Pyne Street office and Mc Garvey Road were available to welcome her. Asma-na-hi spent time with a number of staff during the day. Before starting the day though Asma-na-hi shared a short video about the Moose Hide Campaign for stopping violence against women and children. It is a Canada wide campaign that her and her own family (husband and children) began and continue to lead.