Whanau Ora Services

He Maara hou


He maara hou is invested in supporting rangatahi to complete secondary education by providing resources and tools, enabling reconnection with cultural heritage and identity through whanaungatanga.

Sense of belonging

He maara hou is about kotahitanga, unity with a common purpose. “ki te kōtahi te kākāho ka whati, ki te kāpuia e kore e whati” – when reeds stand-alone they are vulnerable, but together they are unbreakable.

A new garden

Iwi led organisations see the potential in building the capacity and capability of the next generation to create opportunities in education. It is about planting and nurturing seeds within a positive environment where rangatahi can be confident individuals while staying engaged in their education journey.

He Maara Hou Services

Strengths assessment

The strengths assessment to identify needs and strengths to guide aspirational planning.

Aspirational planning & goal setting

The kaiarahi will discuss goals and needs with the rangatahi to ensure that they are on the right path to achieving their own aspirations.

Whanaungatanga & korero

Kaiarahi will schedule ongoing hui and events with rangatahi to develop methods to work towards achieving self-determined outcomes.

Rangatahi direct

The rangatahi direct fund is designed to meet the learning needs of rangatahi to awhi them to stay engaged with their education journey. 

Eligibility criteria

Rangatahi aged 12 to 18 years of age

Priority rangatahi are of ngāti whātua descent, with the allowance of up to 10 rangatahi per kura who do not whakapapa to Ngāti Whātua.