Sunday, 19 November 2017


The annual Bay Clay exhibition show cases the works of the Bethlehem pottery club and we again for the  fourth year exhibited some of the works completed by the people supported by the Arohanui Art and Education Trust. This exhibition is very well attended and the work that is on display is judged by some of the best potters in the country.
The pieces on display and for sale from Arohanui receive positive recognition not because the people producing the work have a disability. They receive the recognition because they are talented artists in their own right and are being judged on a level playing field.
Big thanks the Bethlehem pottery Club and to Nicky Porter from Arohanui who has supported all the people to shine.
 

Monday, 3 July 2017

Recently the people at Arohanui have been making cookies in the shape of dogs to fund raise for the guide dog and the blind foundation. As a thank you, we were fortunate to have three guide dogs visit
which was a big hit with everyone. The three puppies were around 8 months old and very well behaved. I am of no doubt  they will be a great asset to the people they support when their training is completed.


Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Arohanui Greerton has been working hard over the last few months knitting and sewing their creation for the annual Greerton yarn bombing event.
The results have been fantastic and now the public vote by way of a gold coin with the proceeds going to local charities. What a great event and great effort from everyone involved.
 
 
 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

We recently put in an application to the Lion Foundation for new IPads and were successful in being granted $7000. This has allowed us to buy10 new IPads which is spread across our three centres.
IPads are proving to be very popular and user friendly for the people we support. There portability the use of wide range of educational and communication apps has opened up endless opportunities that were previously either unavailable or very expensive.
I would like to thank the Lion foundation for their generous grant and the difference this will make too the lives of the people we support.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Saint Johns Ambulance Visit

As part of our community awareness we recently had a visit from the St Johns ambulance team
Everyone enjoyed going through the ambulance and getting a better understanding of what a great job the St Johns team do, some people even got to go for a ride.
We also got involved with support the awareness campaign for returned veteran's with doing 22 press ups in 22 days (See Video)


Big thanks to the St Johns team for making the time for the people at Arohanui.

Watch out soon for the fire brigade!!

Sunday, 21 February 2016


Well everyone is back from their holidays and  enjoying the new programme that started at the end of January. Already there have been a number of fantastic outings enjoying everything the Bay of Plenty has to offer.
We welcome several new people to services and it seems the one thing they have in common is they have all moved to Tauranga  from Auckland and who can blame them for that!!
We continue to receive weekly enquires from people wanting to access the services of Arohanui and while funding can sometimes be an issue we are always happy to discuss the many options that are available.
What it does tell us  is that the  services we offer is what many families are seeking. If you are an individual, a family, or know of someone who is looking of a service please feel free to contact us to discuss the options. 

                                            Drama Classes a great outlet for self expression
                                                and building self esteem and confidence

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


On the 18th of November 2015
 We had an invitation night to the Next Door Gallery where around 40 people attended.
It was an opportunity for people to view and purchase some of the great pieces of art that have been produced over the last 6 months by people who attend Arohanui.
The proceeds of the sale will assist greatly in purchasing new supplies and a percentage also goes to the artists who sold their works.
Thank you to all for your ongoing support it is greatly appreciated.

 
Joshua proudly showing off some of
his art that was sold