Whānau Ora is about Whānau self managing and taking responsibility for their own economic, cultural and social development.

Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective


What is Te Arawa Whānau Ora?

  • Te Arawa Whānau Ora is for everyone.
  • Te Arawa Whānau Ora is about whānau building and living their dreams.
  • Every whānau has strengths and Whanau Ora will work with whānau on what they already do well.
  • Whānau Ora is about whānau Tino Rangatiratanga.
  • Whānau Ora is about whānau strengths and their potential.
  • Whānau will be supported to achieve their dreams and goals.
  • Whānau Ora will work with whānau to achieve what is important to the whānau.
  • Whānau may have important things to deal with before they build their dream, we can help with this.
  • Te Arawa Whānau Ora is a group of nine organisations which may be able to help whānau with ‘important things first’ issues and support them to build their dream.
Find out more about Korowai Aroha

You can contact us any time at info@tearawawhanauora.org.nz or DDI 07 213 1995

About the Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective

In June 2010, nine Rotorua based health and social providers responded to the call to realise positive change for whānau through Whānau Ora.

Over the next few years our Providers would be tested by new challenges and new experiences. As this journey evolved some left to focus on other goal, as a result we now have seven incredible Providers who have affirmed their commitment to this profoundly important kaupapa.

Our most recent addition to the Collective is Maketu Health & Social Services Trust who joined in late 2013.

Our Providers

Our Providers

The providers, known as “Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective”, are:

  • Aroha Mai Cancer Support Group Trust
  • Korowai Aroha Trust
  • Maketu Health & Social Services
  • Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa
  • Te Rōpu a Iwi o Te Arawa Charitable Trust – Maatua Whangai
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Pikiao Trust
  • Te Waiariki Purea Trust

Our Kaupapa

As providers we are strongly grounded on a kaupapa Māori world view as represented through our respective histories, our organisational names, and our values.

We base this connection on our shared whakapapa connections and established community networks to whānau, hapū, iwi and marae through our 56 trustees and over 280 staff.

Our organisational values are premised on the basic need to respect, care for, and look after each other articulated in our Te Arawa Whānau Ora Kawa Document.

Therefore while we are uniquely Māori, and proudly Te Arawa we are humbled to be able to support all people and all ethnicities within our community.

“Whānau determining and achieving their

intergenerational goals and aspirations

Our Whānau Centred Approach

Te Pā Harakeke helps us understand the links between whānau.

Mokopuna are embraced within whānau, hapū and iwi representing growth, strength, resilience and unity.


Our Commitment

Te Arawa Whānau Ora describes the commitment and passion the Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective providers have to finding a uniquely Te Arawa model for achieving the vision for the rōpu, which is

Whānau determining and achieving their intergenerational goals and aspirations”.

Te Arawa Whānau Ora also reflects Te Arawa principles, values and traditional knowledge.

Te Arawa Whānau Ora is guided and influenced by the values found within the concept of piripoho including manaaki, awhina, aroha, tautoko and tiaki. Our kawa and tikanga guide the practices that will help us in making and growing positive and constructive relationships across all providers that are part of Te Arawa Whānau Ora.

Whānau Ora is open to all whānau – not only Māori – who express a desire to achieve the kinds of outcomes that whānau ora promises.

However, Te Arawa kawa and tikanga will continue to give expression to everything that the Te Arawa Whānau Ora Collective does and drives the development and application of Whānau Ora within our district.