Honouring Te Tumu & Celebrating CRC Success

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Celebrating achievement, a new pou to honour CRC founder, and our faces on the city buses


We are delighted to celebrate the achievements of Adrian Sutton, who has passed NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 through the Open Polytech and Te Pūkenga with the dedicated support of his wonderful tutor Liz Huani. 

Your effort and staying power over four years is amazing, Adrian, and we are very proud of you. It goes to show what you can achieve when you put your mind to something. On top of this, Adrian has recently completed his driver’s license. Congratulations!

Special unveiling of our pou whenua

In August we unveiled a pou whenua to celebrate the life of CRC founder and managing director Te Tumu Rolleston, who passed away last year. Carved from a tōtara tree by Alex McLeod, the pou represents Te Tumu’s journey through life – a life that was dedicated to supporting others to lead their own journeys.

The intricate carvings represent stories from Te Tumu’s whānau, which intersect with our whānau at CRC, and reflect the profound contribution he made in supporting the lives of others in our community. Te Tumu’s dedication to working with people flows through the wonderful staff we have and the incredible work they do. As the pou sits on a strong foundation, so too do we, thanks to Te Tumu’s vision and legacy.

It was lovely for our whānau to come together to embrace the pou and honour Te Tumu’s life, with shared kai, stories and a kapahaka performance from Ko-tane.

Catch us on the bus!

Over the next few weeks, you’ll see our vibrant faces gliding around town on the backs of our city buses. Look out for us!

And remember, our door is always open. We’ll always listen, and we can work with you. If you have any questions or concerns, pop in for a cuppa. We are at 15 Worcester Street, opposite the Arts Centre.

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