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Welcome to Te Ora Auaha

We are a national network and resource for anyone interested in the contribution of the arts to health and wellbeing.

Our vision is for a flourishing Aotearoa New Zealand through the arts.










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arts and wellbeing
LAUNCHING TE ORA AUAHA: Two members of the new network, Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho and Dr Molly Mullen, talk about how the arts contribute to our health and wellbeing on RNZ’s Standing Rooming Only

Cover image (detail) of Dr Chris Reid's collection of photographsTHE ART OF HEALING: Can the arts heal us when we are broken?  That's one of the questions being put to a panel of doctors who are also writers and artists at the Bay of Islands Upsurge Festival in April. Three doctors respond to the question on RNZ's Standing Room Only 

A Christchurch child responds with artCONNECTING TO GRIEF: "Every time we make something beautiful – either as individuals or as communities – we act in defiance, we reject the hate." Professor Peter O'Connor on RNZ's Standing Room Only


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