Our Koha

Our whakaaro here at Ora Online is we love to manaaki those who give freely of their own time, energy and aroha towards kaupapa that lifts the mauri of rongoā and therefore others.

 

Charitable Support

When you purchase from Ora Online NZ a percentage of your purchase is donated equally between two people or kaupapa that we nominate at the beginning of each Māori new year, Matariki.

Those who receive our charitable support are selected because they are people who have a track record of working tirelessly and in a significant way to help others, often at their own cost. These people epitomise Ora Online's belief that "it feels good to do good".

Our recipients for 2024/2025 are; Matua Hone and Whaea Faith Taimona and Eva Gregory-Hunt.

Matua Hone & Whaea Faith Taimona

Hone and Faith have worked in the far north of Hokianga, Aotearoa for decades providing support to local families in need even when there is no funding to do so.  In more recent times they have also dedicated themselves to ensuring their succession plan helping others to grow their expertise and care in rongoā Māori services.  They have had a profound impact on bringing their healing community together to service their community’s need in this space.  We are delighted to support them both in their work by helping to ‘heal the healers’.

Read about Hone & Faith

Eva Gregory-Hunt

Eva is a tireless worker in her community and has made great personal sacrifice to help others in the Chatham Islands.  If something needs fixing then Eva is your person.  She will never walk away from someone in need.  Until recently she could be found mowing the local church lawns, driving the local ambulance and caring for the elderly and unwell where she can.  Always giving, recently Eva has taken up a 6 month volunteer residency on the Mercy Ship serving the people of Sierra Leone, https://cic.govt.nz/your-council/news-and-events/2023/volunteering-aboard-the-global-mercy/. We are delighted to be supporting her in this adventure of a lifetime. 

Read about Wharekauri Wanderer

Ora Online Scholarships

"Kāore te kumara e kōrero mō tōna ake rēka"

The kumara does not speak of how sweet it is - from this whakataukī we learn the value of humility and being humble.

Here you can nominate someone and let us know why they deserve to be given a scholarship granting 12 months access to our foundation program Our Journey into Rongoā Māori plus 6 months access to Our Marae Space, Our Community.

Tell us about people who are making a difference in their places and spaces; people who have a track record of working tirelessly and in a significant way to help others, often at their own cost, and why your nominee epitomises Ora Online's philosophy of "it feels good to do good".

To apply email us at [email protected].  Please note there is no promise that your application will be successful, scholarships are at the discretion of Ora Online NZ.

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