This is the story of the Raglan whaea and everyday racism

Lucy Haru-Ruhi​ lives by the ATM philosophy: awhi, tautoko and manaaki: embrace, support, and respect.

It’s a philosophy that borrows its acronym from a money machine, but the currency exchanged is love and a sense of community.

And it is evident that Haru-Ruhi gives as good as she gets, and many have felt its full force.

Soaking in the afternoon rays on the deck of the Raglan community house where she volunteers, Haru-Ruhi says the ATM concept boils down to making people feel heard and a sense of belonging.

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