Te Rōpu a Iwi o Te Arawa Charitable Trust (Maatua Whangai)
Te Rōpu a Iwi o Te Arawa Charitable Trust was specifically established in 1988 and mandated by eight Iwi to provide the Mātua-Whāngai care and protection programme social services.
Maatua Whangai also operates a Private Training Establishment, which provides the National Certificate for Iwi Māori Social Services and is registered under the New Zealand Federation Budget Service to deliver budget services.
Maatua Whangai is a kaupapa Māori organisation whose Board of Trustees are nominated from within the eight iwi o Te Arawa. They deliver Marae-based social services with an office established at Taharangi Marae, Pukaki St. and Hinemoa Towers.
Te Kaupapa o Te Rōpu a Iwi o Te Arawa are to:
- To provide holistic educational, social and health opportunities of the highest quality.
- To provide an environment conducive to Kaupapa Māori that meets the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of the learner.
- To support the needs and aspirations of all cultures.
- To be a good employer and encourage staff to develop personally and professionally to their fullest potential.
The organisation provides a full range of social, justice and welfare services to whanau hapū and Iwi and networks with other community organisations, schools and individuals and Government agencies.
- Iwi Social Services
- Social Work Support
- Social Work in Schools
- Stopping Violence programmes
- Budgetting Advice
- Care and Protection and Youth Justice Services
- Marae Rangatahi Court services
- JV. District court and Youth Court – Forensic Assessments
- Youth cultural programmes
- Youth Services – non justice
- Marae Projects