Each of the seven services identified within Tākiri Mai te Ata is an independent legal entity and has a separate Governance Board. The Managers of these organisations are wahine māori who are whānau orientated, visionary and committed to working together for the benefit of whānau. The collective brings together a range of iwi affiliations, networks and linkages, experience and expertise. The members of the Tākiri Mai te Ata deliver a comprehensive range of services that span across health, education, welfare, justice and housing to complex and high needs populations.
Takiri Mai te Ata Whānau Ora Collective - Takiri Mai te Ata Whānau Ora Collective came about when Whānau Ora was created in response to a recognition by Government that standard ways of delivering social and health services was not working and outcomes particularly for Māori whānau were not improving.
In 2010, Whānau Ora was launched as an innovative whānau-centred approach to supporting whānau wellbeing and development. The development of Whānau Ora occurred after the Taskforce on Whānau-Centred Initiatives presented a report to Government in 2009. The report has provided the framework for Whānau Ora development throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.
The implementation of Whānau Ora has occurred in two phases:
Phase One of Whānau Ora (2010 - 2014) , focused on building the capability of providers to deliver whānau-centred services.
Kōkiri Marae Keriana Olsen Trust -
Kōkiri Marae - Mission Statement
KA HAERE TONU NGĀ AKORANGA O RĀTOU MĀ, MŌ AKE TONU AKE
The premises occupied by Kokiri Marae at 7–9 Barnes Street, Seaview was built by the American Government during the second world war as a storage shed and then later sold to the New Zealand Government.
In 1977 Kara Puketapu was appointed as the Secretary of Māori Affairs and was instrumental in implementing the Tū Tangata Policy. The policy centered on community based Māori development, the promotion of Māori cultural and economic advancement through encouraging self reliance and self determination.
Central to the initial Tū Tangata implementation, the approach was to set up a network of Kōkiri centres, the first of which was set up here at Kōkiri Seaview in 1979. As the First Kōkiri Centre, the focus was on working to address issues of unemployment, gangs, high involvement in the justice system, low academic achievement as well as cultural knowledge and participation in the economy.
Kōkiri Marae Māori Women's Refuge - Kokiri Marae Māori Women's Refuge was established in the mid 90's, with the support and guidance of Kōkiri Marae and the Lower Hutt Women's Refuge and has been in operation as a legal entity since March 1997. It was identified that there was a need for Māori Women and whānau within the Hutt Valley Community to have culturally appropriate:
Māori for Māori support for wahine and tamariki living in and having been affected by whānau violence and/or abuse. We deliver a range of free and confidential services from our Resource Centre located at 57 Oxford Terrace, Lower Hutt, 5014.
Kokiri Marae Māori Women's Refuge are affiliated to The National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges.
24 Hour Crisis Line
Safe House Accommodation
P rograms and counselling available:
Whakaoho Wairua Living without Violence Group Program
Tamariki Ora Child Play Therapy
Wāhine Therapy Service
Therapeutic tamariki group programs during school holidays
We provide a therapeutic holiday program for tamariki aged 5 – 9 years three times through the year.
pic Who are we?
We are a collective of Maori Health Providers from Kapiti, Porirua,
Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Hora Te Pai Health Services, Ora Toa Health Unit,
Kokiri Marae Health and Social Services, Koraunui Te Turuma Hauora
and Whaiora Whanui.
Caring for our Wahine
We empower wahine to achieve Tino Rangatiratanga in their well-being.
We do this by providing them with support for regular cervical and breast screening.
What we provide
Information on breast and cervical screening
Assistance to enrol or make appointments
Transport to appointments
Indigenous female nurses
Full and confidential support
A positive experience
And much more
TOKU KORERO WHAKAMARAMA
Who holds the taogna of childbirth, mother raising, guiding, teaching, believing in and most of all loving her tamariki
The Pāua symbolises the many path's in life that can be chosen.
Nāku Ēnei Tamariki Inc. (NET) Māori Section - Nāku Ēnei Tamariki Inc. is a pro active intensive early intervention home visiting support service for young parents and their pepe. Established in 1993, NET operates three cultural units – Māori, Pacific Island and Pākehā. All services are confidential and free for whānau.
Tū Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust - Tū Kotahi Māori Asthma Trust was formed in 1995 as a result of feedback from whānau and Māori providers in the Wellington rohe. The membership consisted of the Māori asthma providers and marae in the Wellington region. It became the first Māori Asthma Society in New Zealand.
In 1997, Tū Kotahi was contracted by the Asthma Foundation of New Zealand to provide regional asthma coordination and training services for Maori in the wider Wellington rohe.
In 1999, Tū Kotahi was contracted by the Hutt Valley District Health Board to provide asthma education and advocacy services to whānau in the wider Wellington rohe.
Wainuiomata Marae Trust
- This is a “community” based marae, whose mission is "for the people". Wainuiomata Marae was first registered as an incorporated society on the 4th April, 1973 and recently changed to a Trust in November 2008. From the 1970’s to the present Wainuiomata Marae has been a focal point for local whānau, hapū and iwi. In 2006 Wainuiomata Marae set about exploring economic opportunities utilizing the marae and its people to sustain the marae facilities and rejuvenate support and participation in the marae.
To maintain, enhance and practice the concepts of Māori, including Te Reo (language), Tikanga (Customs), Kawa (Protocol), Taonga (Treasures), Tukuiho (Ancestral).
Whai Oranga O Te Iwi Health & Dental Centre - We are a community owned and orientated service that delivers a community development model of healthcare in Wainuiomata. Health promotion and education is delivered in conjunction with the medical model of healthcare. Whai Oranga O Te Iwi Health & Dental Centre provides services for a significant proportion of Māori ad Pacific people and Commuity Service Cardholders. The Health Centre was opened in June 2001.
Wharenui A powerful symbol of manaakitanga, caring for people physically and spiritually, this is the essence of Hauora Maori.