Te Menenga Pai Nga Whare Hauora Trust is the only Kaupapa Māori residential whare within the Capital & Coast catchment area. Our whare is in Newtown Wellington

Te Menenga Pai Nga Whare Hauora is a long term residential housing and recovery service.

Te Menenga Pai Nga Whare Hauora provides services in a manner that reflects Māori aspirations and values while recognising both Māori and non- Māori accessing our services. We honour Te Tiriti O Waitangi as our founding document using the principles of:

    • Partnership
    • Participation
    • And Protection


We are currently funded for 13 beds, referrals are via NASC Te Whatu Ora.

Tangata motuhake that are referred have high and complex needs, majority have no whanau connections, burnt their bridges with whanau, we attempted in a positive manner to full that gap as whanaungatanga.

The Tangata motuhake go on holidays, celebrate their birthdays, encouraged to community interaction

Our model of practice is Whare Tapa Wha, we value the balance between tinana, hinengaro wairua whānau whenua and our Reo

We recognize and respect cultural concepts, values and practices that are crucial to our Tangata motuhake health and wellbeing. All Kaitautoko demonstrate the following core values:

  • Mahi tahi (co-operation);
  • Manaakitanga (caring);
  • Te pono, kia tika te mahi (honesty and trustworthiness);
  • Whakamana (honour);
  • Whaia te iti kahurangi (professionalism); and


Our Mission

Awhi mai awhi atu

Whānau support is our vehicle for transformation

We are working with Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand for the first time in history we’re building an organisation that puts a Te Tiriti lens on the delivery of all health services for Māori.

 We are not creating a separate service for Māori. We are strengthening our overall health system to ensure that our voices are heard in decision-making that affects our health. This should have always happened, but it hasn’t, and we have been disadvantaged for decades as a result.

Te Aka Whai Ora will work with us Iwi-Māori Partnership Boards, Māori health providers and professionals, iwi, hapū and Māori communities to understand our health needs and aspirations across Aoteatroa, and then ensure these are reflected in the priorities and plans of the health system, and how services are designed and delivered to meet those needs, including through the use of kaupapa Māori models and the application of mātauranga Māori in the system.

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
What is the most important thing in the world?

He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata.
It is the people, it is the people,
it is the people.