Favourite taonga – for Patrons only.

To help me soak up as much of the wisdom from our Paperback Guerrillas Podcast manuhiri (guests) as possible, a couple of weeks after each kōrero, I sit down and reflect/write about my favourite taonga (treasure) from each conversation.

I publish those taonga for the patrons of the podcast who have been helping share our mana enhancing kōrero. Aside from the obvious time-cost to put these together, it costs money too – and that’s one way to mihi (thank) those patrons already lending a hand!

This taonga is from my kōrero with Libby Hakarai and Tainui Stephens. It stemmed from something Tainui said about how children will flock to someone from whom they feel aroha. It made me think about how we can use that aroha and flocking, as an intervention point, before our tamariki and rangatahi get to the point of needing intervention from the system (which we know doesn’t always work.

Heoi anō (anyway), if you’re interested in supporting the podcast and believe its worth sharing these kōrero then check out the link, if not, ponder my attempt at summarising a summary of a taonga from these two rangatira 🙂