Here stands the family of Te Tuinga Whanau

Welcome, welcome to the warm embrace

We champion for the people

Welcome, come to the safe house of Tiki

E tu atu nei Ko Te Tuinga Whanau e

Nau mai, haere mai ki te awhi mahana

Kei te toa ai e matou mo te hapori e

Nau mai, haere mai ki te whare haumaru o Tiki e


Te Tuinga Whanau means “to weave families together”

...which is exactly what we have been doing for the last 30 years in Tauranga Moana. 

Te Tuinga Whanau offers a free social work, advocacy, information and support service to everyone regardless of ethnicity. Our awesome team are dedicated to building a brighter future for our community.  We have an amazingly diverse group of people, who help youth and their families be heard, be understood, learn new skills and look to the future with greater clarity and hope.

Our services include mentoring and development, advice and advocacy, transitional housing, short and long-term support. The scope of our services continues to expand to meet the ever-growing needs of our community.



Find out more about who we are and how we may be able to help you.


Learn about how you can support our work and help your community.