Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust supports whānau throughout the different stages of life.
Our services are delivered in the home and community.
Te Puawaitanga ki Ōtautahi Trust was formed in 2005 by the Ōtautahi Branch of the Māori Women’s Welfare League.
The Māori Women’s Welfare League was formed in 1951 and was the first national Māori organisation in Aotearoa. The inaugural conference was held in Wellington and attracted a large number of women who represented the founding branches of the League. The women cared deeply about the welfare of their people and were hopeful and committed to securing a better future for Māori women and their whānau.
The Trust was founded in 2005 and is committed to upholding Te Tiriti o Waitangi in promoting the whānau ora (wellbeing) of all New Zealanders with a particular focus for Māori / women and whānau.
The Trust is administered by a Board of Trustees who is committed to the mission and governance of the Trust, a majority of whom are financial members of the Ōtautahi Māori Women’s Welfare League.
The Trust’s leadership team bring their experience, knowledge and aroha to their mahi in pursuit of our founder Dame Aroha Reriti-Crofts’ dream of a society where Māori whānau thrive.
Whāngaia ka tupu, ka puawai – That which is nurtured, blossoms and grows. Our vision of our mahi is safe, healthy, stable and connected whānau securing positive futures for all generations. Here is some kōrero from the whānau we walk beside.
Hei tautoko i a koe – we are here for you. If you would like to work with us, can’t find what you need, or need support please reach out.