Who are we?

Te Tuinga  Whanau Te Tuinga Whanau* was established in 1987 in direct response to the revision of the Children and Young Persons Act 1987. With the return of many children to their whanau and hapu the service was created to provide support to the families through the process of being reunited.

Initial management of Te Tuinga Whanau was carried out by both Te Awanui Maori Women’s Welfare league, and Whaioranga Trust. In 1993 Te Tuinga Whanau became independent, contracting directly to the Community Funding Agency (now Ministry of Social Development) and governed by trustees appointed from the community.

*Te tuinga whanau: The bonding of families”

We have a number of talented staff members who are passionate about the work they do and the impact they make on the people who entrust us with their issues.

Please have a look at their profiles and feel free to contact any one of them to discuss any issues you have.

Along with the staff we have a supportive board of trustees who provide direction and guidance as we steer the Te Tuinga Waka in a positive direction for the community.