Te Hono o Ngā Waka
Te Hono O Ngā Waka is a kaupapa Māori organisation supporting whānau and meeting need in Te Tai o Poutini. Their mission is to address the needs and create positive outcomes for Māori within Te Tai o Poutini through a focus on Māori lead and designed social, health and educational services. This will allow whānau and hapū to achieve their aspirations and develop capability thereby enhancing community wellbeing, safety, and quality of life.
Te Hono is innovative and collaborative in how it can adapt and respond to challenges within Te Tai o Poutini and has as its guiding principles Whānaungatanga (shared relationships), Manaakitanga (support, respect, care for others), Rangatiratanga (self-determination/ self-management), Kotahitanga (unity, collaboration).