Mahia ngā mahi o ngā tamariki, hei apōpō, ka tū, hei rangatira
Fulfil the needs of the next generation, for they will stand as the leaders of tomorrow!


Celebrating diversity, accepting and including youth from all backgrounds, and working together to achieve our goals.

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Mauri Ora

Holistic well-being, supporting youth to create a balanced lifestyle.

Our aims


Knowledge, a programme providing youth with the tools to overcome challenges in all areas of life.

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About us

Whakamanatia is a youth empowerment initiative provided by Ōrongomai Marae and is supported through Te Puni Kōkiri.

Whakamanatia is for those aged between 16-24 and will contain workshops on cyber safety, suicide prevention, and Takatāpuitanga (LGBT+ Inclusivity).

We aim to provide youth with tools, knowledge, and support to:

  • Empower themselves and their whānau
  • Inspire resilience and self-care techniques
  • Promote identity and raise self-esteem

We are guided by Tikanga Māori and other Māori values – these influence how we work with whānau and how everybody plays an important part in shaping the future of the collective.

Our core values are:

  • Kotahitanga (Unity)
  • Mātauranga (Knowledge)
  • Mauri Ora (Well-being)

These values lay the foundation of our service. Through Unity and practical Knowledge we can uplift our youth and further their holistic Well-being.

If you are keen to know more or are interested in taking part of this programme, then please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch!

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Alternatively, you can call or email us. Our details are here.