Te Taitimu Trust is a non-profit Māori organisation based in Flaxmere, Hastings. Established in 2007 by Chief Executive Officer Zack Makoare. Over the past 12 years the Trust has been engaging the community through wānanga, workshops, navigation, collaboration and whakawhanaungatanga on nurturing intergenerational wellbeing initiatives that are grounded in Maori cultural values, principles and practices.
The Trust’s mission is to Turn the Tide on Māori health disparities and motivate tamariki, rangatahi and whānau to become rangatira of the future. Te Taitimu Trust uses a strengths-based approach that supports rangatahi to engage with whānau, te ao Māori, and the natural environment while gaining an understanding of the role of tangaroa and hinemoana in nurturing their health.