Join us for a fundraising lunch with Kiwi singing legend Dave Dobbyn.  You will have the opportunity to hear Dave perform and listen and ask questions to a panel chaired by a founder of Te Whakaora Tangata - a charitable trust based in South Auckland. Established in 2010 Te Whakaora Tangata, which means Life Restoration for the People, is successfully breaking the perpetual cycle of dysfunction and disadvantage in broken families.  The three panellists for this event, who have been through the charity's programme, will include a woman who became a mother at 12 and a man in and out of prison for 35 years.  This charity provides a three-month restoration course followed by mentoring for two years. It has positively impacted the lives of over 2,000 vulnerable children living in families overwhelmed by poverty, sexual abuse, drugs and violence. Whereas the total projected cost to the taxpayer for the most at-risk children is $270,800, Te Whakaora has a much more effective restorative record at a cost of approximately $24,000 per person.  If you would like to attend, but haven't responded to the electronic invitation that has been sent out, then please let Jacqui in the office know.
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019 (no Monday meeting this week)
Time – 12noon to 1.30pm
Venue: EMA Offices, 145 Khyber Pass Road
Parking: Paid parking available in the EMA parking building on Auburn Street
Cost: $60.00 per person
RSVP: Monday 18 February