Are you ready to join a group of Authentic Men & Women transforming their communities? Here is our challenge...Let's get MATES Tasman Rocking!
We will work together with you to encourage and inspire you to shine, to express your unique gifts and characteristics in this world... You are a Leader, a Teacher, a Student of Life...you have a lifetime of experience to share...a story to tell...and what a story it's going to be!
Courage exists only where there is fear to overcome and without fear there can be no courage...become the man that women respect and children look up to...take that first step...
Contact MATES today: Click Here / Phone 0800 4MATES (62837)
You will need:
To work together as a team sharing and honing your unique skills, gifts and characteristics
To walk a clearly defined direction and have a strong commitment to this direction
The willingness to put in the time and effort
Not allowing distractions to pull you away from this common purpose
Develop clearly defined roles and trust in the process
The ability to work from the Heart…recognising and diminishing ego
A commitment to be open to growth and heart-felt challenge
MATES Guidelines for Team-Work
Help each other be right, not wrong.
There is always another way. Look for ways to make new ideas work, not reasons why they won’t
Clarify, rather than making negative assumptions about each other. If in doubt…check it out.
Help each other win and take pride in their victories.
Speak positively about each other and MATES at every opportunity
Maintain a positive mental attitude no matter what the circumstances.
Act with initiative and courage as if it all depends on you.
LifeLine New Zealand Last updated 06/06/2013 LifeLine is here to listen to the unheard, to empower the caller to retake control of their situation, making callers aware of options rather than offering advice.
Depression Helpline - 0800 111 757 Last updated 23/02/2012 The Depression Helpline and website are part of a national public health campaign called the National Depression Initiative. The website includes a self-test, resources, an interactive journal and links to other help services. The helpline is av...
Availability: Helpline is available 8am to midnight daily. Website is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Charges: All services free of charge.
Referrals: No referral required.
Victim Support - Motueka Last updated 27/07/2012 Victim support provides information, support and assistance to victims, witnesses, their families and friends. Victim Support also promotes victims' rights through raising public awareness and recognition of the effects of crime.
SHINE: Safer Homes In New Zealand Everyday Inc Last updated 04/10/2012 Shine (Safer Homes In New Zealand Everyday) is making homes violence free. Shine offers a free national Helpline and a number of innovative services that work to stop domestic abuse.
Availability: Helpline ( 0508 744 633 ) is answered 9am - 11pm, 7 days a week . Our office hours are 8.30am - 5.00pm weekdays.
Charges: Some charges may apply.
Referrals: Referral may apply.
Get Safe (Motueka) Inc. Last updated 27/02/2013 Get Safe Motueka provides counselling, education programmes and support for women and men affected by domestic violence either as victims or perpetrators. We aim to enable the creation of safe and respectful relationships by providing support for ...
The landscape is diverse, from large mountainous areas to valleys and plains, and is sliced by such major rivers as the Buller River, Motueka, Aorere, Takaka and Wairoa River. The limestone-rich area around Mount Owen and Mount Arthur is notable for its extensive cave networks, among them New Zealand's deepest caves at Ellis Basin and Nettlebed. There is lush bush and bird life, golden beaches, the unique 40 kilometre sands of Farewell Spit, and boundless fishing in the bays and rivers. These assets make the district irresistible to tourists and precious to those who live there.
Economy The sub-national GDP of the Tasman and Nelson regions was estimated at US$2.343 billion in 2003, 2% of New Zealand's national GDP.
Name Tasman Bay, the largest indentation in the north coast of the South Island, was named after Abel Tasman, the first reported European discoverer of New Zealand. It passed the name on to the adjoining district formed in 1989 largely from the merger of Waimea and Golden Bay counties.
History Swing bridge at Buller River According to tradition, the MāoriwakaUruao, brought ancestors of the Waitaha people to Tasman in the 12th Century. Archaeological evidence suggests the first Māori settlers explored the region thoroughly, settling mainly along the coast where there was ample food.
The succession of tribes into the area suggests considerable warfare interrupted their lives. Around 1828, Ngati Toa under Te Rauparaha and the allied northern tribes of Ngati Rarua and Ngati Tama, started their invasion of the South Island. They took over much of the area from Farewell Spit to the Wairau River.
The first immigrant ships from England arrived in 1842 and the European settlement of the region began under the leadership of Captain Arthur Wakefield.
In the 1850s, agriculture and pastoral farming started and villages were established on the Waimea Plains and Motueka. In 1856, the discovery of gold near Collingwood sparked New Zealand's first gold rush. Significant reserves of iron ore were located at Onekaka and an iron works operated here during the 1920s and 1930s.
Fruit growing started at the end of the 19th Century. By 1945, it was making a significant contribution to the local economy and that importance continues today.
People Tasman District's estimated resident population is 48,100 (June 2011 estimate) representing 1.1% of New Zealand's population.
Most of Tasman's urban population lives in the Richmond Ward (10,851). It has the district's fastest growth rate, particularly in North Richmond where the population has grown by 23% since 1996.
The second largest area of growth is in the Waimea/Moutere Ward. Mapua has posted the highest growth - 27.4% between 1996 and 2001.
Although Tasman has recorded strong growth, the region has a low population density. As at March 2001, there were an estimated 4.3 people per square kilometre. This is mainly due to the lack of large urban areas and 58% of the area constituting lands covered by national parks.
People of European ancestry make up 82.7% of the Tasman population, significantly higher than the 67.6% for New Zealand overall.
The number of Māori, European, Pacific Island and Asians have increased markedly since 1991, with Māori increasing by 60.5%. The main iwi represented in the wider Tasman region are Ngati Rarua, Ngati Tama (Golden Bay and Tasman Bay), Te Atiawa, Ngati Koata, Ngati Kuia (eastern Tasman Bay) and the Poutini Ngai Tahu (southern areas).
“In the short time I have attended MATES I learnt about the mask we can all wear and it felt like mine was going to crack and upon leaving that meeting I also felt like I had a hole in my safety net…Gradually my life has started to change & every time, around & in that energy of MATES, I grow closer to that Authentic Life we long for & deserve to have and personally look forward to the time & challenges to come.” – Ricky
“There have been tears and laughs as we share together. Quite often I am surprised by what happens during our sharing together. I've found a healing takes place as we humble ourselves and share from our hearts. There is opportunity for the guys to really encourage those who are going through a rough patch in their lives. There is a great deal of wisdom that is shared and I have personally grown and learnt a lot through the times of encouragement…I have really enjoyed the challenging process that I have seen in my own Life and I hope that many other men will come on board so that MATES can make a difference in their Lives as well.” - Kevin
“This was a fairly dramatic and highly unpleasant time that left me highly stressed and in a lot of self-doubt…I have attended regular meetings since then and have found a huge level of comfort amongst members. It is a very non-judgmental environment where I feel accepted for all of who and what I am. I gain huge amounts of clarity and insight from all members and meetings.” – Lawrence
“This for me was the start of something awesome. Men here were interested in where I had been, but more so where I was going. This question was one I wanted answers for and they seem to give me a sense of hope which I hadn’t seen before. It was incredible the feelings I had from these meetings and I wanted more of it. I knew it was good for me…" - Peter