Ako & Whanaketanga: Learning & Development

He Puna Whakaata: Therapeutic Activities to Guide Change:

Provides addiction treatment and mental health practitioners a contemporary package and approach that deliberately blends traditional aspects of matauranga Māori with a range of therapeutic activities aligned with te whare tapa wha and five interventions.  Introductory workshops of Puna Whakaata can be negotiated through Te Rau Matatini training coordinator.  trainingcoordinator@teraumatatini.com


Huarahi Whakatū: Dual Competency based Programme for Māori Registered Nurses:

Is the only Nursing Council accredited professional development and recognition programme specifically tailored by and for Māori Registered Nurses.  Recognised by District Health Boards, Non government organisations, the programme is increasingly popular.  Coordinated by a Māori registered nurse, guided by a cultural and clinical governance board (called the Roopu Korowai) with access to mentors and Māori assessors. The e portfolio component is available to assist Māori Nurses to complete their portfolios. Māori Nursing Page & eportfolio

For further information: Contact Tania Tito Edge:  Tania. Tito-Edge@teraumatatini.com


Kaitiaki Ahurea:

is the Māori Health Promotion Programme delivered in the South Island. It provides an essential foundation programme for Non Māori and Māori working in health. With the overall objective, to improve public health, health promotion knowledge and leadership skills of the health workforce, who are working with Māori communities in the South Island.  The programme will provide students Level 2 qualification with:

  • the ability to enhance effective health promotional perspectives
  • methods to work effectively and culturally sound in Māori communities.

For further information: Contact Valerie Williams:  Valerie.Williams@teraumatatini.com

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Kaupapa Māori Mental Health & Addiction Service Wananga.

Series of Wananga for Māori workforces employed in Kaupapa Māori Mental Health and Addiction Services are scheduled from August to December 2017.  Please refer to Maramataka for events and dates. Maramataka – calendar

For further information: Contact: Te Rau Matatini Training Coordinator:   trainingcoordinator@teraumatatini.com


Takarangi Competency Framework and Programme:

was developed as a competency framework initially for the addiction sector (DAPAANZ), and has been supported and implemented across mental health, addiction, primary care, whanau ora and social service sectors.  Supported by all of the national mental health and addiction workforce centres, the Kaitiaki (governance) group approached Te Rau Matatini in 2015 to deliver the programme due to the cultural congruency of the organisation and the programme.  It is a popular programme that has been tested with non Māori and Māori.      

For further information: Contact: Te Rau Matatini Training Coordinator:   trainingcoordinator@teraumatatini.com


Te Ihi Ora:

is part of Te Rau Matatini’s Waka Hourua Wananga programme focused on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention for Māori communities.  It is provided for both non Māori and Māori frontline workforces who work with Māori and for Māori communities (link to www.wakahourua.co.nz ).  

For further information: Contact Tio Sewell: Tio.Sewell@teraumatatini.com