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Launching of E Tipu E Tea - Oranga Tamariki

Iwi will take on a more prominent role within the child welfare sector under Te Atatū - Oranga Tamariki's first community-led partnership strategy with four community groups, collectively known as Te Kahu Oranga Whānau.

Community groups such as Tuhiata Mahiora, Te Rarawa, Waitomo Papakāinga Development Trust and Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri Trust make up Te Kahu Oranga Whānau, and Te Atatū is an initiative that seeks to give the responsibility of child welfare into the hands of the community.

The Opening of the Te Hiku Pātaka

Foodstuffs North Island and Te Kahu Oranga Whānau have opened the doors at New Zealand’s first Māori-led social supermarket, Te Hiku Pātaka in Kaitaia.


Organisations that have been operating for many decades within the local community and are a true reflection of the vision for this kaupapa as independent rōpū with similar values as their collective. Te Kahu Oranga Whānau - a collective of Tuhiata Mahiora, Waitomo Papakāinga, Te Runanga o Te Rarawa, and Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri have collaborated in partnership with Foodstuffs. The kaupapa has been modelled on a recent successful social supermarket opening in Te Whanganui-a-Tara by Wellington City Mission and Foodstuffs. 

The signing of a Strategic Partnership Agreement with Oranga Tamariki

A vision for all tamariki to be in the safe care of their whānau, hapū and iwi is at the heart of a Strategic Partnership Agreement signed with Te Kahu Oranga Whānau and Oranga Tamariki in Kaitaia.


Te Kahu Oranga Whānau consists of Tuhiata Mahiora , Te Runanga o Te Rārawa, Waitomo Papakāinga and Te Whare Ruruhau o Meri.

 Te Kahu Oranga Whānau (Far North Maori Social Service providers) works to ensure that we are able to provide the best possible care for Whānau and our community

This is only the eighth SPA Oranga Tamariki has signed across the country

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