Snippets About Our Mahi From The Kumara Vine - Testimonials

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Kāore te kūmara e kōrero mō tōna ake reka.  The kumara doesn't speak of its own sweetness

Māori Proverb

We've put together some of the comments and feedback that we have received about our mahi in the hope that you will be reassured by what other people say about the work we do and what we have achieved by working together for better justice outcomes.

  • I would like to thank you for coming to see me and doing my culture report. I would like to say you've inspired me to change. Well at least give it a good go and turning my life around and hopefully mending the broken bridge with my family. Also, I would like to thank you for sharing your background with me, that helped me open up and trust you, and also made me see that it is possible to turn my life around. So I would like to thank you for all you have done for me.
  • Thank you. Straight up, for your report it got me home to my family and I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your work is outstanding, my motivator to carry on being drug free. It's been so hard, but it's so worth it in the end. If you can do it, I'm sure I can. So thank you for everything you have done for me.
  • We didn't want to partake in this reporting..he could have shut down very easily..but he had to have felt comfortable with you before opening up to the idea at least..sussing you out. So thank you..you managed to get my son to open up where so many have failed, including myself. W said he felt good about the korero..like, to get things out..that in itself says a lot. So again, thank you. You might say it's your mahi, but it's so much more than that. It takes special people to do the mahi that you do. You are one of those. The report, sport on. Ano, ngā mihi maioha ki a koe, noho ora mai i raro i te haumarutanga o to tāu kaihanga. Hei kona mai.
  • We are so grateful for your support, guidance, and input in achieving the best sentencing outcome possible for S. The AOD counselling that you connected S with was integral S wanted you to know what his sentencing outcome was and to thank you for all that you did.
  • The report provided was helpful to the Court. The Crown Prosecutor was so impressed he accepted that there should be a reduction of 6 months for matters included. The Prosecutor in fact said it was the best cultural report he had seen in terms of its depth and analysis.
  • Sentence indication was 4y9m. He received a 30% discount for the factors raised in the report coupled with his remorse.

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