We work with Māmā of all ages to tautoko them, their whānau and their pēpi up to 2 years of age

We provide Māmā with mātauranga (education), tautoko (support), advocacy, advice, resources and connections.

We design plans with the Māmā to ensure they get the best start to the life of a young whānau and beyond.

We sit and kōrero about what is important with Māmā, and help to identify whāinga (goals) that will hāpai (support) their inamata (present), and their anamata (future). Māmā and whānau goals are then supported with a wider network of services.

Together with our whānau we co-design and implement wānanga ā whānau based on the rich tikanga and mātauranga Māori of the rohe and provide wrap-around support for whānau in mana enhancing, empowering ways.

Wānanga will be a 12-week programme for mātua to connect, collaborate and create a world they can be proud of.


Our programme includes traditional mātauranga (knowledge) to help prepare Māmā and Pēpi for birth and breastfeeding.

Mothercraft navigation including budgets, healthy eating, dealing with minor health issues, questions about immunisations, auahi kore referrals, career pathways, and all those Q&A in between.

We work with other organisations and services across the rohe to ensure our Māmā have the ability to connect and access support where needed.


Māmā, Pāpā, and wider whānau are invited and encouraged to attend wahakura weaving wānanga (safe sleeping spaces) that are held throughout the year, promoting Safe Sleeping spaces for your pēpi.

Pāpā are encouraged to attend and taught how to make ipu taonga (carved) and ipu whenua (clay) for their pēpi which gives whānau hands-on experience and connection to traditional and cultural practices.

New and exciting kaupapa are being added to these events—so watch this space!

Te Whare Tapa Whā

Te Taha Whānau

Our Wānanga will nurture greater independence and confidence through whanaungatanga, whakapapa, pepeha and positive relationships with partners, mokopuna and pēpi. 

Te Taha Tinana

Our Wānanga will connect tāne and wahine to te whare korikori tinana along with exploring the importance of healthy kai, wai Māori and the foundations of kai sovereignty through maara kai, budgeting and birth plans.

Te Taha Hinengaro

Our Wānanga will seek to set foundations in routine, boundaries, and methods to whakatau wairua when faced with challenges.

Te Taha Wairua

Our Wānanga will cultivate purākau, waiata, karakia and tīpuna kōrero, emphasising our long history as loving caring partners and mātua.

Additional Resources

We work with other services across our organisation to ensure māmā has all the adequate resources including Whānau Ora, Oranga Tamariki, Rehua Medical GP Practice, and Ngā Mata Waiora Counselling Services.

How It Works

Māmā and Pēpi support services can be accessed by self-referral, midwives, GPs, and other maternity health providers.

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