This past year (2022) has seen ongoing growth and community led responses by Panamasians ō Tuia, who formalised their Trust, and developed a weekly wellbeing workshop programme focussed around Te Ao Maori principles of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and tikanga.
These workshops have seen elderly residents at a local rest home the ability to connect and engage with their wider community and the outcomes have been positive for all who have engaged.
The beauty in coming together to korero, create, share kai and learn about others in their community has seen a flourish in participation and attendance at the Riverside Community Centre.
The group have also successfully delivered three larger community events in collaboration with other groups in the community such as Good Seeds Trust, Panama Road School and The Anglican Trust for Women and Children.
A celebration for Mothers Day, a Community Safety Day and Matariki.
These events were embraced and thoroughly enjoyed by the community.
The group are looking forward to continuing the work they have started holding true to their mantra of “keep it simple and do it well” as they continue to grow and develop the deliveries they are wanting to pursue, whilst ensuring to work in positive collaboration.