November 10, 2021
Korako returns as patron to children’s home
Christchurch-based Cholmondeley Children’s Centre has appointed Nuk Korako as its first Māori patron in its 96-year existence.
The former National MP spent time at the centre as a child and in recent years has served on the board.
He says while his own time there was because one of his parents died, today children are more likely to be there because of social disorders such as drug and alcohol abuse that lead to whānau violence and family break-up, leaving deep scars on children.
General manager, Robyn Wallace says the centre looks forward to working with Mr Korako as its shapes its cultural competency to improve outcomes for tamariki and strengthen relationships with mana whenua – Ngāti Wheke, Rapaki, which he is a member of.