Māori Componant

Papa Taumata-Higher Ground

As part of our commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi, Papa Taumata offers a comprehensive bi-cultural component, embracing the many healing aspects woven through the Māori culture:

  • Taha wairua      (spirituality)
  • Taha tinana       (physical)
  • Taha hinengaro (mental)
  • Taha whanau    (whanau)
Wāirua focused, whānau driven
Ehara tāku toa i te takitahi, he toa takitini. Its not by my effort alone that I stand, but that of the many

What’s Involved:

Residents acquire tools to add to their kete (basket) of knowledge through mediums such as karakia, te reo, haka, and waiata.

Residents acquire tools to add to their kete (basket) of knowledge through mediums such as karakia, te reo, haka, and waiata.  They re-discover some of their mana lost through alcohol and drug use.

There are five Marae noho each year, and senior residents attend these for two nights

A Kaupapa Whānau Oranga parenting group is also held once a week.

At completion of the program there is a paua ceremony. Clients who commit to and complete 90 x  12 step meetings in 90 days return for a pounamu ceremony to celebrate their success in early recovery.