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Optimates in a Wear Purple challenge to raise awareness

Auckland

This Friday's #MHAWNZ theme is Give/ Tukua! Our team of Optimates are having a 'Wear Purple' themed dress day. All our offices in Wellington (NZ), Auckland (NZ), Sydney (AUS) and Canberra (AUS) are taking part in this challenge.

Optimation Group will make a donation to the Mental Health Foundation on behalf of every staff member wearing purple. A special donation will also be made on behalf of the staff member elected with the best purple costume!

It's our hope that together we can help to raise funds to promote the awareness of mental health within the workplace.

This will be a good day to rekindle your connections with nature, re-tell stories with whānau and give back.

Nature provides for us – it gives us everything we need to not only survive but thrive. We, in turn, have a kaitiaki/guardianship role to give back to nature for future generations.

Some 'Give' ideas, include:
• Gift your harvest
• Give your time, your words, your presence to others
• Prepare and share food together
• Volunteer for any charity close to your heart
• Challenge yourself to produce less waste. Reduce, reuse and recycle.

Follow us to see this challenge in place:
www.twitter.com/optimation
www.linkedin.com/company/optimation

Connect

Me whakawhanaunga 

Maramataka: Mutuwhenua

Monday 8 October

The moon phase today is called Mutuwhenua – it’s the last day of the lunar cycle. We suggest focusing on connecting with your whānau, friends and community in nature.

Focus on connecting with nature to uplift your wairua/spirit and those around you.

 

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Keep learning

Me ako tonu

Maramataka: Whiro

Tuesday 9 October

The moon phase today is called Whiro, the new moon, the beginning of the new moon cycle. A day where activity was minimal, a day for wananga/learning. This makes Tuesday a great day to Keep Learning.

 

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Take notice

 Me aro tonu

Maramataka: Tirea

Wednesday 10 October

 

 

The new moon is beginning to expand ever so slightly and can just be seen. See nature through a different lens and take some time to Take Notice and be inspired by what’s happening around you.

 

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Be active

Me kori tonu

Maramataka: Ohoata

Thursday 11 October

Today is a very good day for fishing, eeling and crayfishing, and a good day for planting which means it’s a great day to Be Active! Getting outside and exercising is good for your overall health and wellbeing and strengthens your connection with nature.

Remember to encourage people to be as physically active as their fitness and mobility allow. You don’t have to run a marathon to be active!

 

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Give

Tukua

Maramataka: Ouenuku

Friday 12 October

This is the fourth night of the lunar month. Today is a good day to rekindle your connections with nature, re-tell stories with whānau and give back.

Nature provides for us – it gives us everything we need to not only survive but thrive. We, in turn, have a kaitiaki/guardianship role to give back to nature for future generations.

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