Mā ringa raupā te whānau e whāngai

Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes

Ko Whenua Warrior tērā, he hinonga hapori e whakaāhei ana i ngā whānau, ngā kura me ngā hapori ki te whakatō māra kai. Tata ki te rua rau rima tekau ngā māra kai kua whakatōngia hei hāpai ake i ngā whānau ki ngā mahinga kai.

“There's alot of addictions, and because all that money is getting spent on drugs and alcohol there's not enough money to fill up the cupboards, so we're doing something about it,” tā Brenjayz Edwards (Tainui).

I tūhono atu a Whenua Warrior ki a Brenjayz Edwards i a ia i te hōtaka whakapari o Tū Maia, he kaupapa poipoi i raro te maru o Te Ara Rangatahi. Ko te matū, he awhi i te māra kai ki te huarahi o Edwards ki Pukekohe.

Nā Kelly Marie a Whenua Warrior i whao, hei tāna, “They've not only come down with their families they've also come down with the tools that they have and the resources available to them and we're basically filling the gaps.”

He rua mano tāra nā Te Puni Kōkiri i tuku atu ki a Whenua Warrior kia hāpai ake i ngā mahi whakarauora kai kia āhei ai ēnei whānau o tēnei hapori te whāngai i a rātau anō.

Ko tā elly Marie, “One of the ideas here is that we want to build a compost bin so that we can start creating soil to make the garden itself a little bit more sustainable, another idea is that we want to plant winter crops so that they can start eating food now.”

He māra nā tōna matua i parau i a ia e ora ana, arā, kia tōia ngā tamariki ki tua o te huarahi. Ināianei kei te raupā ngā ringa a ngā tamariki.

“My vision is to set up heaps of fruit trees and heaps of veggies to feed the families,” te kī a Brenjayz Edwards.

Kei te karanga a Kelly Marie ki ngā toa whenua o te motu kia raupā ngā ringa hei whāngai i ngā whānau.