MP for Napier Hon Stu Nash attended the presentation at the new Raukatauri Centre located within the Tamatea High School campus, along with Centre founder, and well known singer, Hinewehi Mohi.
Mohi founded the centre after having firsthand experience of what can be achieved through music therapy, with the impact it had on her daughter Hineraukatauri who recently celebrated her 21st birthday. Hineraukatauri was born with severe cerebral palsy and she has found a new way to connect with the world through the power of music.
Andrew Bowater Deputy CEO of Huawei New Zealand said “Music is a great way for kids to be creative while also helping with their learning. There is so much technology in today’s world, but it is still so important that we expose the next generation to music and the opportunities it can open up.
“Music is a language we all understand and Hinewehi and her team are doing a wonderful job, using music to not only stimulate minds but also connect people. We are very glad to be able to help in a small way.
“Huawei, is committed to heavily investing in innovation, including here in New Zealand by partnering with local universities on research projects. But Huawei also wants to ensure the next generation of Kiwi kids is creative in their thinking and continue to push the boundaries.”