Ngā kaupapa: Health, Earthquake

Wahakura provides peace of mind in aftermath of earthquake

Renee Kahukura Iosefa
  • Te Waipounamu

E toru tekau mā ono ngā wahakura nā ngā kai-raranga maha huri noa i te motu e tākohahia ana ki ngā whānau i Kaikōura kua pākia e ngā pānga o te rū whenua. He kaupapa nā te rōpu ā-motu, nā Whakawhetū, ko tana kaupapa, he hāpai i ngā painga o te wahakura ki te oranga me te noho haumaru o te pēpi kia kore ai e mate i te mate SUDI.

He taonga i rarangahia i roto i te aroha, he koanga ngakau te takohatanga mai o tēnei wahakura kia pēpi Ayla- Rose. A, e tau tonu ana te rū o Kaikoura ki ngā mahara o tēnei māma.

“I was freaking out I couldn’t get to her I just seen her drawer fly across her room it landed a couple of inches from her cot and just went in to commando mode just army crawled across the ground ripped her up by the scruff of her neck threw her under my arm  bolted down stairs,” hei tā Jaegan Taylor.

Apiti ki ngā hua oranga hauora o te wahakura hei ārai i te mate SUDI, kua tau hoki te wairua o tēnei māmā i te mōhio ka moe piri tata mai tana pēpi.

“Just having that just being able to keep her in arms reach, so handy being so portable. It is nice knowing that they are right there in the middle of the night you feel a shake get ready to grab her of thing.”

Toru tekau ma ono ngā wahakura i tākohangia mai i ngā kairaranga puta noa i te motu.

E ai ki tētahi Kaiwhakahere Wahakura a Lisa Kahu, “Thank you to all of those weavers around Aotearoa that sent us these wahakura they are all woven with love. We are incredible grateful to be able to offer this to our whānau.”