top of page


Te Whai Ao is a dynamic and inclusive organization dedicated to empowering our wider whānau through a diverse range of services grounded in a Māori worldview. Located on the serene lakeside of Te Kauwhata, we work closely with Iwi to ensure that our programs are culturally enriching and community-focused.

At Te Whai Ao, we believe that true empowerment comes from addressing all aspects of life. Our mission is to uplift and support our community by providing not only educational opportunities but also essential health services that cater to the holistic well-being of our people. We offer:

We offer:

  • Educational Programs: Embracing Mātauranga (knowledge), Whakapapa (genealogy), and Te Reo (the Māori language), our courses aim to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for personal and professional growth.

  • Health Services: We prioritize the health and well-being of our community by offering various health services, including wellness workshops, mental health support, and holistic health initiatives.


Community Support: Our commitment extends beyond education and health.   

We actively engage in community projects, volunteer initiatives, and partnerships that strengthen our whānau and build a resilient, connected community.

Te Whai Ao is dedicated to fostering a deep sense of identity and belonging through cultural enrichment and community engagement.

By integrating traditional Māori values and practices into all our services, we strive to create a supportive environment where everyone can thrive.

Join us at Te Whai Ao as we work together to create a brighter, healthier, and more empowered future for all. Together, we can make a difference.

bottom of page