Orokonui Ecosanctuary Visit

As part of the regular therapeutic community programme, the patients and staff organise and participate in community days out as a form of recreation and connection to each other and the wider community. On 25 May, the community event was a trip to Orokonui Ecosanctuary. The planning and preparation by the Recreation and Bicultural committees meant that the day went smoothly including the preparation of packed lunches in the Ashburn kitchen, the risk management plan, transportation, and group activities. Even the weather was amazing! The trip was also an opportunity for staff and patients to integrate their learning of tikanga into the day including karakia and waiata tautoko. We were warmly welcomed and hosted by the Orokonui Sanctuary team – particular thanks to Tahu, Steph and Taylor who guided us through the ecosanctuary and taught us so much about the native plants, birds, and reptiles. Many photographs were taken, and the trip was followed up with a community art competition to display the creative skills of all (competition poster designed by resident Liz). 

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