Hāpaitia, Rise Up Murihiku
To Rise, Realise and Reimagine is the kaupapa of Hāpaitia. Stemmed from the community focussed rangatahi events hosted around the South Island known as Marangai Mai, Te Waipounamu, Hāpaitia is a revitalised event based in Murihiku, Southland. The team had the opportunity to work alongside the Tawaroa whānau working with youth on illustration workshops, branding, web development and jamming out with Whenua Patuwai and his gnarly waiata skills. Hāpaitia provides opportunity for community connection and development. Engaging whānau, building capacity and growing leadership. The inception of all of this started with a foundation kaupapa called Mana Wā – which focussed on suicide prevention and creating safe spaces for youth to connect through kaupapa based activities.