Thursday, December 19, 2013

Secret Santa

Loving these early Christmas pressies.  Hope everyone has a fun and safe Christmas break!  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Out with the lads...

Kia ora,

Yesterday we went out for the day to play sports and have ginger beer and chips for lunch. It was mean as, pretty hot though, we came back stuffed. Enjoy your weekend.


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cruising at the mount

Kia ora ra,

Today we went to the mount for a full centre outing. It was a choice as way to end the year. Good Kai, good mates, good times. Here's some pics from drury park.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dad came in to visit me this week. We had a coffee. It was good to see him.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Kia ora,

Here are some pics of my new I.p.p display out in the Wilrose garden. It is a mix of plants and familiar cultural icons. It's next to where my mates and I like to sit and relax. Enjoy your paunga o te wiki


Thursday, November 14, 2013


Had a pretty cool day today, I was the Incredible Hulk for our superhero disco today

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lunch times in the garden

Kia ora tatou,

Man what a hot week it has been aye. 26 on Monday wasn't it?
If you look to the back left of the first pick, in front of the sunflower you can see a sculpture taking place - it's my IPP tree, all based on kiwiana things that I am familiar with. Still a work in progress, but come and see it

Pai marire

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Kia ora tatou,

Man I love this part of the week, Friday afternoon, all the cleaning done and just hanging out with the guys looking forward to the weekend. It has been pretty hot down here today, but that's been a nice change from the storm. Great times outside, but for now, let's just chill

Have a choice weekend


Monday, October 28, 2013

Out and about

Kia ora everybody

How was your long weekend?
Here's a compilation of some of the snapped pics we got out and about.
There's our walk around the tauriko lakes, cruising in the silver van, an old one of me in the garden which I haven't showed ya yet, and all of us at the train bridge in town.
Enjoy the sunshine

Pai marire

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The new mara

Kia ora everybody,

Yussss! It's great to finally get out in the summer heat with my mates. Here's us in our completed sensory garden out back. Come and check it out!

Enjoy your long weekend

Pai marire

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kia ora everybody,

Man what a week, been busy as. We have just finished our big art project for Maori culture, it's about te orokohanga o te ao. Also we have made a koha for the upcoming marae trip to whakatane, not long now, can't wait. They have done some more work out back in our garden, putting some chairs, it looks great, looking forward to sitting out there amongst the tui and ponga fronds growing.

Pai marire tatou,

Hei konei ra,


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hanging with the bro's

Kia ora tatou,

Here is a pic of me and my mates at work hanging at Wilrose. Hope the weather clears up for the weekend. Pai Marie 

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Kia ora tatou,

After last week's photos of our awesome trip over to Te puke to watch the basketball and walk around, I have put up a pic of our outing to Fergussen Park yesterday afternoon. It was real choice to hang out with my mates, enjoying the sunshine and waterfront breeze. Even sung a waiata or two. Anyways, pai marie till next week.


Thursday, September 26, 2013

Te puke sports day

Kia ora ra tatou katoa,

Anei etahi whakaahua o to matou haerenga ki te puke. I tino pai rawa kia haerere ki wiwi, ki wawa, me te mea nui, i matakitaki ki te poi hao, ara ki te basketball.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Guys group

Tena koutou katoa,

The other day all of the guys and I went out to Victoria battery in the karangahake gorge to spend the day. It was real choice to get out with everyone and have a big walk, and surprisingly, I really liked going in the tram up the hill to get there. We had a huge football match against Greerton centre on Tuesday this week, it was neat watching all my mates running around practicing their passing and teamwork skills...will put some pics up of tomorrows disco later,

Pai Marie 


Thursday, August 1, 2013

Te Puia trip

Kia ora Tatau

Here are a few pics of our choice day out to Rotorua.
Man it was good to get outdoors and spend the whole day on the waewae express.

Have a choice weekend


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Morena tatau,

Far it's been cold lately aye?! Hasn't stopped me getting outside and up to the merivale garden though, man they are doing some awesome work up there...

Here are some pics of yesterday's antics :)

First up is our surprise visit from a kitten the girls found, that we then took down to our friends at ARRC, and then we got the loos flowing with some exercise and dancing. Nothing like tapping the ol feet huh.

Anyways have a great weekend.


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Classic flyers

Hey whanau,

Here's a couple of pics of my mates and I at the classic flyers aviation museum. We went there the other day for guys group and then had a Kai afterwards. It was really choice and I really enjoyed being amongst all the planes in the big huge hanger. Good job guys for fundraising. Have a great weekend 


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tena koutou katoa

Kia ora everybody,

Just a quick update from me down here at Wilrose. Man what a busy week, yesterday all of us guys went out to acquire some more beer crates for the recycled building project, I went up to Greerton for my sensory session and I enjoyed our garden out back for quite a while - its real choice being able to get out there and wander around when there is a fine spell in the weather, can't wait to see all the big changes that might be happening. Speaking of gardens, on Wednesday afternoon we went up to help out at the merivalle community garden, all of my mates got busy picking veges for Friday lunch and I sat in my favourite spot and just enjoyed the fresh air/ giving the occasional order.haha. Man it's becoming real beautiful up there too.

Here's to a great weekend.

Pai Marie tatou.


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

My new programme

Yesterday we started our new programme I now have a group life skills with all my mates I have art and we are planning a big project about Maori legend music therapy where I get my beat on and some toe tapping involved my personal favourite Maori culture we are planing a trip to Te Puia in Rotorua.

Noho ra


Kia Ora Tatau,

Yesterday me and the guys went to putaruru for the day. It was mean as. After the lovely drive over there we spent the morning at the New Zealand timber museum looking at all of the old and refurbished stuff from the mill. We also saw a huge collection of native birds and a beautiful old wharekarakia. For lunch we had a big feed of fish and chips and stopped of at the kaimai look out on the way home. All in all, great day out with the lads.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Today we went for a short walk at the Waikereao estuary in judea. It was real choice to get out with everyone and see the special island of motuopae (peach island)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Music therapy

Kia ora ra tatou,

It's been a good week this one and I have been loving my music therapy sessions. I really enjoy the sounds of the drums and the shaker but am still a bit whakama to have a go playing them myself. However, at the moment I am keeping all the others in time by stomping my foot on the tambourine. Have a great weekend everybody.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Hamilton zoo

What a mean day completing one of my IPP goals with all my mates.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Another great day today. It was real choice to have my old mate Regina come back in and play some waiata for us all. I also hung out with all the guys in the garden spray painting some old containers to make decorations for Shelley's upcoming disco. See ya next week

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The great Easter egg hunt

Today we had a scavenger hunt to find 5 things into garden and our name tag inside. We all got a special Easter treat. YUM!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


I great fun in music today, I really enjoyed listening to the kapa haka music. I wasn't to keen on playing with any of the instruments this week. I had great fun!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Kia ora Tatau, I have been having a real choice week this week, despite the bad weather earlier on I have made the most of the sun by getting out of the centre. Highlight would of definitely been going to the SPCA for our sensory session. Far out! Heaps of kittens in the same room can make a lot of noise.
Great to be back at Wilrose with all the guys. On Thursday we celebrated David's upcoming wedding in traditional stag doo style, a few brews with good mates. We also went to the mill to pick up some old beer crates for our new building project

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hari huritau

E hoa,
I tenei ra ataahua, i tenei ra whakanui
He toku hiahia nui hei mau te manaakitanga, te aroha me nga taonga katoa o te atua o nga atua i runga ki a koe ratou ko tou whanau ko ou hoa katoa.
Kia ora