We believe in the power of partnership. It is one of the five core values which underpins our work. Te Whakaora has a close working relationship with a number of organisations and we are always open to working with others who share our vision and values.
For us, partnership starts at the grassroots – listening to our community, responding to needs, learning together and refining our approach accordingly. Collaborating with other organisations strengthens our offering, and our vital partnership with funders makes Te Whakaora’s work possible.
South Auckland Community Partners
In South Auckland our community partners include:
- Manurewa Marae
- Clendon Pride Project
- NZ BASS
- What Hope
- Solomon Group
- Manurewa Elim
- Middlemore Hospital’s Te Kaahui Ora Maaori Health
- Family Success Matters
- Manukau Urban Māori Authority
(We also receive referrals from Police, Oranga Tamariki, the Department of Corrections, and other agencies.)
Far North Community Partners
In the Far North our community partners include:
- He Korowai Trust
- He Tupua Waiora
- Ngatikahu Social and Health Services
- Te Rarawa Social Services
- Korou Kore Marae
- Kaitaia Christian Fellowship
- Te Piiti Mare (Hokianga)
- Breakthrough Church (Hokianga)
(We also receive referrals from Women’s Refuge, Police, Oranga Tamariki, the Department of Corrections, and other agencies.)
The leaders of the Manurewa Marae are charged to provide an environment for the mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing of families.
It’s my privilege to have seen Te Whakaora’s activities being carried out on our Marae in the early years.
—Rangi McLean, Chairperson (Manurewa Marae)
We are also extremely grateful to the many individuals, trusts and foundations who
have chosen to partner with us by contributing financially to the work of Te Whakaora.
The trusts and foundations who currently contribute to Te Whakaora include: