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When Kia Puawai launched in 2016 they had one key objective, to introduce a workplace wellbeing and resilience series into one of the most underserved areas of the service community – the charitable sector.

Today, nothing has changed apart from the fact that the need has experienced exponential growth with the arrival of COVID, lockdowns, and the resulting fallout on every area of the community.

“Tune into the news on any given day and you can see how many New Zealanders are now relying on the charitable sector to get them through this challenging period. The toll that this is taking on the individuals that work in the charitable sector is huge.” Says Kia Puawai founder Annah Stretton.

Unsurprisingly, the message that there’s never been a better time to build mental resilience and resourcefulness into your organisation has really struck a chord with the Charitable sector with clients as diverse as Aspire, Waikato Women’s Refuge, Child Matters and Habitat for Humanity Central Region all signing up.

“We took the lockdown period to both reconfigure our existing content into zoom-worthy modules, and to really focus on building out our Resilience Series. The results are really starting to gain traction now which is exciting” says Stretton.

The fact that Kia Puāwai’s Wellbeing and Resilience Series is absolutely FREE for the charitable sector makes it a slam dunk for coming onboard, but more importantly, the feedback coming back from participants shows it is hitting exactly the right spot.

“Kia Puāwai is a truly brilliant set of workshops that I would strongly encourage any organisation to take up, it’s a must-do for the wellbeing of your team, which ultimately benefits your organisation and the communities you work with.” Harriet Dixon, General Manager, Cambridge Community House

Conveniently delivered in the workplace or online in a group-based format, Kia Puāwai is now looking to both grow it’s footprint in the Waikato and extend its reach into Northland and Bay of Plenty.

To find out more about how Kia Puāwai can tailor a Resilience programme for your organisation, visit the website, email on or Telephone on (07) 280 5611.