Celebrating identity recognises the importance of culture to wellness through wānanga. Te Taitimu Trust aims to increase access to Te Ao Māori, the Māori world, by hosting camps on marae, incorporating te reo Māori into activities, introducing the significance of kawa and tikanga, partaking in waka ama, ki-o-rahi, and learning waiata, haka and karakia and how to manaaki manuhiri. Check out our Maramataka for upcoming wānanga and register your interest by contacting us.
Te Taitimu Trust has a strong focus on strengthening connections to the environment. We understand the importance of the natural environment and the ways in which young people can engage with Rangi-Nui, the sky, Papatūānuku, lands, Tangaroa the oceans, ngā awa, rivers, ngā maunga, mountains and Tāne Māhuta, the forests. Wānanga offered by Te Taitimu Trust encourage environmental protection and sustainability as well as access to the natural environment by whānau whose day to day lives might be removed from such encounters.
Te Taitimu Trust coordinate and facilitate workshops to help whānau effectively manage their own money and provide resources and information around the papakainga process. Our wellbeing centre operates out of Flaxmere providing opportunity for many of our hard to reach Māori and Pasifika families. Working with our families at all levels to identify pathways to employment is a very important part of our kaupapa.
Collaborating for impact recognises that collective energies are more likely to succeed than solo efforts. Te Taitimu Trust engage with a wide range of community agencies including health agencies, schools, the Police, local authorities, Māori NGOs, the DHB, Iwi, and national organisations such as Te Puni Kōkiri, Water Safety NZ and MoH .