Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga is committed to our mission ‘Mauri ora ki te mana Māori o Heretaunga’ (Realising Whānau Potential). We are the lead provider for Whānau Ora for the Hawkes Bay region providing a large range of health and social services to help support our vision for a healthy vibrant whānau. Social and affordable housing is one of those services.
- Te Whare Āhurutanga is the facility that encapsulates this vision. The 11 bedroomed whare is designed especially for kaumātua who are still independent but would benefit from the support of shared living in a homely family atmosphere. Te Whare Āhurutanga was built to meet the needs of kaumātua who are not ready to enter a rest home but would value the wrap-around support this housing provides.
- Te Whare Huakina is driven from the whakatauāki 'Huakina te tatau o te whare' (Open the door of the house). TToH is proud to partner with Emerge Aotearoa (www.emergeaotearoa.org.nz) to support vulnerable whānau out of both Emergency Housing (Motels) and also Transitional Housing (Houses) and into longer-term sustainable housing options. Te Whare Huakina embraces whānau ora Kaupapa Māori approach and is about ‘Opening the door to a house’ for a short term, which helps whānau to ‘Open the door to better opportunities’ in the long term. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rckR3gX2Kwo
- We also have many aspirations to do more within housing, such as extending current services, networking and sharing housing information with other NGOs who support all HB vulnerable whānau. This includes the goal of the Waingakau Village https://waingakau.co.nz/