The Government is to offer Mana Ake to schools in five other regions, in recognition of the success of the programme in Canterbury and Kaikōura.

CMM is one of the 13 NGOs that delivers Mana Ake, which provides wellbeing support to primary and intermediate tamariki.

CMM Community Development Manager Andrea Wilson-Tukaki said she was elated by the news and was grateful for the Government's recognition of children and their wellbeing.

"I'm super proud of the work Mana Ake has done in Canterbury and Kaikōura and how this is now being recognised by its roll out nationally.”