Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki is a tangata whenua development and liberation organisation. We are also a nationally-recognised Whanau Ora provider of services to whanau within the Taranaki community. Established in 1989, Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki has evolved to meet the changing needs of whanau, with services and activities based in education, justice, health, community and social development.
We utilise a comprehensive cultural competency framework based on Taranaki Tikanga, history and values. This enables our organisation to be clinically centred while maintaining a culturally responsive focus.
Our services are free, accessible and confidential to all individuals and whanau. We believe in putting whanau first. Always.
“Parininihi huri noa i te maunga ki Taipake, nei ra nga waka ko Tokomaru, ko Kurahaupo, ko Aotea; Taranaki nui tonu!”
— The Venerable Tikituterangi Raumati, Ngati Mutunga kaumatua