Te Waiariki Purea Trust
In 1987, a group of people created an organisation that focused on getting Rotorua’s youth into outdoor recreation and education. 25 years later, Te Waiariki Purea Trust is still strong as ever, working with youth and whanau across a wide range of activities.
Over the past 25 years, thousands of people have been supported by Te Waiariki Purea Trust’s work with youth and whanau.
They are involved in strengthening families, Whanau Ora, youth leadership programmes, family violence prevention, working with youth who are on the benefit to get them into work, training or education, holiday programmes, education schemes and Youth Justice referrals to name a few – and most are free of charge.
The name Te Waiariki Purea connects with the core aim of the Trust which is to use nature and outdoor activities to create positive opportunities for young people.
This can be seen in their Whakatauaki:
E Hoki ki nga maunga ki a purea koe e ngā hau a Tāwhirimātea” – Return to your mountains to be cleansed by the winds of Tāwhirimātea (God of the winds).
- Strengthening Families
- Whānau Ora
- Active Citizenship
- Safer Families
- Youth Services (NEET)
- Youth Servcies (YP and YPP)
- Free Parking
- Tū Mai (Family Violence)
- Respire Holiday Camps
- Breakaway Holiday Programme
- Outdoor Recreation
- Te Arawa Journey
- Private Training Establishment
- Outdoor Education
- Awhi Mai
- Community Youth Programmes
- Court Referred Cout Supervised Camps
- Mentoring Fresh Start Mentoring Programmes